Apex Mountain Resort Ski Vacation Guide

Apex Mountain is perfect for even the most discerning powder connoisseur—for those that live for the rush of being waist deep after a big snow is absolutely going to love Apex Mountain. This understated gem provides visitors with some of the best powder on the continent. The resort's relative anonymity means lift lines are short or non-existent, which comes as a relief to true powderhounds who are weary of fighting the crowds. It's all about the ski experience, and you'll get more and better at Apex than just about anywhere.

Ski Levels

Apex Mountain is all about the skiing. It is true that there's a small village at the base, which contains shops, a grocery and liquor store, bars and restaurants. However, it is their passion for outdoor snow sports is where it really shines. They host night skiing, they have snowmobile rentals, and have created an awesome outdoor ice skating loop for their guests' enjoyment. Across the board, Apex Mountain delivers maximum fun, minimum wait, and a whole mountain of good times.

Apex is just north of the U.S. Border, which means it can get seriously cold up there. This region of B.C. is farther east and inland, which is in part why they receive so much fluffy powder each year, but it also means that the area doesn't share the same mild climate that they get Vancouver. Light layers, a powder jacket, UV protection goggles, a mask and gators are essential most of the time. With powder this deep, you may prefer overalls as well. Beginner skiers need not worry about the sheer amount of terrain, they have an excellent ski school complete with consummate professionals and lessons catered to all ages and ability levels.

Few places hold as much promise as Apex Mountain. Treat yourself to a truly epic mountain and an awesome ski experience at Apex Mountain Resort. Let the Canadians show you their world-famous hospitality while you enjoy some of the very best powder in North America. As an added bonus check out the categories and activities listed to find great lift ticket deals and ski and stay specials throughout the season. You're sure to fall in love with Apex for all that it has to offer.

Apex Mountain Resort Snowboard Vacation Guide

Riders Guide

Apex Mountain in British Columbia offers 68 trails with 18 percent of the runs designed for the most extreme skiers and riders. Another 18 percent are reserved for advanced skiers and riders and 16 percent of the runs are ideal for beginners. The remaining 48 percent of the trails are designed for moderate and intermediate skiers. There are four lifts, including a high-speed detachable quad, a magic carpet for beginners, a T-bar, and a triple chairlift. In all, there is over 1,100-skiable acres with a base elevation of over 5,000 feet. The resort has won numerous accolades, including “Canada’s Best Small Destination” and since it’s a little off the beaten path visitors can expect short wait times and plenty of wide-open spaces.

Parks and Pipes 

Orange Park is designed for competitions with big jumps on one side and big rails on the other. Snowmaking guns cover the park so that it can open early each season and stay open later. Crooked Park is a little less intense and suitable for beginners or those looking to build confidence. Boxes, rails and jibs are available for beginners to advanced riders. There’s a 20-foot box, an S-Rail, C-boxes, an R3, and many more features for riders to enjoy.

Out of Bounds 

Apex features a Snow Sport and Adventure Centre that includes the ski and snowboarding school as well as a kids club called Rippin Rascals. There are over 35 miles of trails for cross-country skiing. On the weekends the Tim Horten Tube Park is open and a perfect activity for everyone. there is also an NHL sized hockey rink and an outdoor Zomboni-maintained skate track.

Hangout & Hookup

Rather than the huge, overwhelming resort atmosphere typical at many larger BC resorts, the crowds at Apex Mountain are small and the staff is friendly. However, there is a variety of restaurants and cafes perfect for apres ski or anytime during the day. Fine dining, mountain dining and quick slopeside snacks and beverages are available. Be sure to check out the Gunbarrel Saloon, which has been voted one of the top ski bars in Canada, and be sure to ask for their legendary Gunbarrel Coffee.