Apex Mountain Resort, Penticton, BC

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Apex Mountain Resort in British Columbia and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Apex Mountain Resort is located on Beaconsfield Mountain in the Okanagan region, west of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. Skiing on what is presently known as Apex Mountain Resort dates all the way back […]

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Apex Mountain Resort in British Columbia and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Apex Mountain Resort is located on Beaconsfield Mountain in the Okanagan region, west of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. Skiing on what is presently known as Apex Mountain Resort dates all the way back to the 1940’s, when winter enthusiasts’ eager to make some turns in the snow, would hike in and spend a day on the slopes. Apex remained undeveloped until the late 1950’s when a group from Penticton, British Columbia decided that Beaconsfield Mountain would be the perfect location for a ski hill. Finally, on Dec 10, 1961, after several years of planning, Apex Mountain Resort opened to the public with a single rope tow and only a few runs. The ski area continued to expand and attract visitors to this hidden treasure, but it was not until 1979 that the current base area of the mountain was established. Here skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the western style theme that exists throughout the resort. Apex Mountain Resort has grown into a full-service destination that prides itself on offering a family friendly atmosphere with quality snow, great weather, incredible terrain, and friendly people.

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On the Slopes

  • One of the several neat features about the terrain at Apex Mountain Resort is that it only takes one chairlift to get you from the base to the summit. From the summit, there is access to terrain that will accommodate all skill levels, which means everyone has a chance to get to the top. From here you’ll be able to explore beginner and intermediate runs like Grandfather’s Trail and Ridge Run. If you are ready to take on a challenge, the advanced run of Great Wall and the double black chutes of K-2, Gunbarrel and Make My Day will certainly help your adrenaline rush.
  • Apex Mountain Resort has an impressive line-up of over 30 rails, C boxes, S rails, flat downs, rainbows and 10ft/3m to 50ft/15m tables in the Claim Jumper, which is an intermediate to advanced terrain park. The Prospector terrain park is a great spot for anyone new to terrain parks or just needing a little extra time to build their confidence. Finally, there is the Night Park, located under the lights where you’ll find a good mixture of features and jumps. Also, remember there is the Snow Cross Course for both skiers and snowboarders.
  • The Snow School offers a variety of lessons and programs for both children and adults. Options, range from the Adopt an Instructor for ages 3 to 5 years, Ladies Wednesdays and both group and private lessons, which are a great way to get that one-on-one instruction to improve your technique.
  • If you are new to the area or just want to socialize with others the Apex Mountain Resort Mountain Host tour is a great way to experience the mountain and meet new friends. The tours are free and depart at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm daily from the Edge Bistro.
  • Apex Mountain Resort has flexible hours to accommodate working families who may not be able to make it to the mountain during the day. The option of skiing and snowboarding on select trails under the lights happens Friday, Saturday and holidays from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Off the Slopes

  • There are many places to sit, relax, and enjoy a good selection of food and drinks after your day on the slopes or when taking a midday break. Options include The Rock Oven Bar and Grill, The Edge Bistro, The Long Shot Cafeteria and the legendary Gunbarrel Saloon.
  • If you are looking for the latest gear or have forgotten something at home The Mountain Shop has all you outerwear needs, including goggles, hats, gloves, souvenirs and much more. The Trading Post is the general store on the mountain and has a good selection of grocery items, snacks and much more.
  • Apex Mountain Resort features the ski-in/ski-out luxury of the Apex Mountain Inn located at the base of the mountain. The base area presents a warm and friendly vibe in a quaint village setting where everything need is closer than you think. Perhaps a day at the spa would be a wonderful idea to soothe those tired muscles.
  • If your getaway is not able to include a stay on the mountain then the nearby city of Penticton, BC is a perfect option. Here you will find a complete range of accommodations, dining (from casual to fine) and shopping at the many downtown boutiques and Cherry Lane Shopping Mall.
  • Apex Mountain Resort is your complete winter destination getaway. In addition to skiing or snowboarding, you’ll find the Tube Park for family fun (Friday and Saturday nights the park stays open late). There is also the 1km Adventure Skating Loop - skate rentals are available or try hockey the original way, on an outdoor, official size rink. Call to inquire about available times and cost.
  • The Nickel Plate Nordic Centre offers 56km/34mi of groomed trails for both classic and skate skiing where you will enjoy some beautiful scenery throughout your day. Check out snowshoeing with the Hoodoo Adventure Company at 250-490-6084.
  • Apex Mountain Resort has a licensed daycare facility known as the Rippin Rascals Daycare for children age 18 months to 5 years. This is an excellent option for parents if they need a chance to get out and explore the mountain on their own. Reservations are recommended.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
2000 ft / 610 m

Base Elevation:
5197 ft / 1584 m

Summit Elevation:
7197 ft / 2194 m

Skiable Area:
1112 acres

Average Snowfall:
236 in / 600 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 68

Beginner: 11 (16%)

Intermediate: 33 (48%)

Advanced: 15 (23%)

Expert: 9 (13%)

Terrain Parks: 4

Snow Cross: Yes

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Penticton BC , 23mi / 37km

Nearest Major City:
Penticton BC, 23mi / 36km

Nearest Town/City:
Penticton BC, 23mi / 36km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-877-777-2739

Direct Phone: 250-292-8222

Snow Phone: 250-487-4848

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 9 to Apr 1

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
9:00am to 3:30pm : Fri-Sat & Holidays, 9:00am to 9:00pm : See website for any updates

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices


Lift Information

Total Lifts: 4

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0


Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 1

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 0

Triples: 1

Doubles: 0

Surface Lifts: 2


Mountainside: Yes

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Penticton Regional Airport  (YYF)
Distance: 23 mi / 37 km
Ranking: Limited Major Airline Use

Kelowna Intl Airport  (YLW)
Distance: 69 mi / 110 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site