Whispering Pines Ski Resort

Whispering Pines Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Alberta in Canada. The resort is in the town of Worsley, AB. We recently ranked all of Alberta's ski resorts, so you can see where Whispering Pines stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Whispering Pines is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Whispering Pines Ski Resort.

Whispering Pines Lodging:

Whispering Pines Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Whispering Pines has a total of 18 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Whispering Pines is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 130 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 53 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
18
Ski Lift
Lifts
3
Skier
Skiable Acres
130(1 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Whispering Pines Ski Resort Elevation

Whispering Pines Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,478 feet, or 1,060 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,018 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 460 feet (140 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Whispering Pines's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,478'(1,060 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
460'(140 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
3,018'(920 m)

Whispering Pines Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
38.2out of 100
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Whispering Pines can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.

 DID YOU KNOW?

At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Whispering Pines has 130 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Whispering Pines is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
Beginner
30%(39 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
Intermediate
30%(39 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
40%(52 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Whispering Pines Ski Resort good for beginners?

Whispering Pines can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Whispering Pines Ski Resort Location

Whispering Pines Ski Resort is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Worsley, AB.

Address:
Worsley, AB T0H Canada
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Website:
skiworsley.com/

GPS Coordinates:
56.60300, -119.39200

Getting to Whispering Pines Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Whispering Pines Ski Resort), its coordinates of 56.60300, -119.39200 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Worsley, AB to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Whispering Pines.

NameCodeCityDistance
Fort St John AirportYXJFort St.John, BC92 km
Dawson Creek AirportYDQDawson Creek, BC107 km
Peace River AirportYPEPeace River, AB127 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Whispering Pines Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Whispering Pines Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Fairview Ski HillFairview, AB1,902 ft40%83 km
Big Bam Ski HillTaylor, BC1,538 ft14%98 km
Bear Mountain Ski HillDawson Creek, BC3,250 ft0%113 km
Springlake Ski HillSpring Lake, AB0 ft0%122 km

Whispering Pines Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation3,478 ft
Base Elevation3,018 ft
Vertical Drop460 ft
Trails18
(30% Beginner,  30% Intermediate,  40% Expert)
Lifts3
Skiable Acres130
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Whispering Pines Ski Resort Mountain Stats