Written by: Lauren Cranston | Edited by: Dara Barney
Apex Resort is nestled in the Western Okanagan region of British Columbia. This big mountain terrain with a small-mountain village atmosphere was stumbled upon in the 1940s. Eager local downhillers went looking for new terrain to ski. Apex’s diverse terrain was discovered on the Beaconsfield Mountain. Thus, Apex Resort was coined, representing the energy of the highest point on the mountain. Although it’s important to note, Apex Resort is not literally the highest peak in British Columbia. What Apex is known for is its high-quality epic snow. Due to Apex’s prime location, the slopes receive light, dry, and YES, famous champagne powder. The slopes receive an average downfall of 600 centimeters of snow per year, which makes this area ideal skiing for all levels.
All Shredders Welcome: For the Powder Enthusiasts and New Shredders
Apex’s diverse terrain is not only ideal for backcountry skiers, but also for the casual skiers looking to enjoy the ease of the downhill slopes. The hill has 73 marked runs covering 1,112 skiable acres powered by two chairlifts. Apex serves all riders looking for various levels of terrain. Secrets out — this is an under-the-radar resort with non-existent lift lines. So, what kind of rider are you?
- Looking to learn to ski with your best friend? Up to laugh and fall a little? Apex offers lessons and a magic carpet for beginners.
- On a ski trip with the family with the kids gaining confidence on the skis? Nearly 50% of Apex runs are intermediate level with groomers.
- Are you a solo skier looking to crush the slopes on your own speed? Apex offers 40% advance/expert various terrain to zip on down.
- Backcountry skier crews looking to take risks and explore? Apex is famous for the backcountry area. Soak up the fresh champagne powder at your own risk.
- Not into skiing or snowboarding? Or want to take a day off from the slopes? Apex has your desired activity covered. The resort offers Nordic skiing, hockey, ice skating, and drum roll, tubbing on location. Get your energy burning in whatever activity that suits you.
Best Small Destination Resort
Apex Hills has gained recognition as one of the friendliest hills and one of the best small destination ski resorts in British Columbia. Located 35 minutes from Penticton, you can get there via the Green Mountain Road and turn right at the Apex Guest Ranch. The resort offers several ample guest stays, restaurants, and a local bar to top the ski day off. Whether you’re staying for the weekend or a week, no doubt you are in for a wicked good time.
Got an Indy Pass?
The Indy Pass partners with the amazing Apex Resort and 45 other independent ski resorts across the U.S. and Canada. At just $219, the Indy Pass is the lowest-priced multi-resort pass offered in North America. The pass is offered to all levels of skiers for access to 92 days of skiing at independent, small-medium sized, and welcoming resorts. Get your BC skiing on!