Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort, British Columbia

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Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort in BC & Escape2ski provides info; vertical drop 1000ft/305m, total trails 12, closest airport 72mi/116km, lifts 3, & more. Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort is situated overlooking the beautiful Columbia Valley of British Columbia, about 20 minutes south of the community of Invermere in eastern British Columbia. Fairmont Hot Springs […]

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Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort in BC & Escape2ski provides info; vertical drop 1000ft/305m, total trails 12, closest airport 72mi/116km, lifts 3, & more.

Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort is situated overlooking the beautiful Columbia Valley of British Columbia, about 20 minutes south of the community of Invermere in eastern British Columbia. Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort is part of the famous Powder Highway of British Columbia which is a collection of 8 Ski Resorts, 9 Nordic Centres, 9 Heli-Skiing operations and 10 Snowcat skiing and snowboarding operations.

Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort is best known as the home of Canada’s largest natural mineral hot springs. The history of Fairmont Hot Springs dates back to the 1800’s when the distinctive smell of sulphur attracted explorers to the hot springs. The Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort and the surrounding area have had many highlights and milestones throughout its existence. The resort began to develop in 1957 when several businessmen from the local area teamed up with two brothers from Saskatchewan to create the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

After several years of operation, Lloyd Wilder one of the original brother investors became the sole owner. His goal was to create a four-season resort, which, is now known as a relaxing and rejuvenating place. The year 2006 was another time of change: a new owner emerged, and the growth of this gem continued.


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On the Slopes

  • Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort has a great selection of terrain. From the beginner runs on the long cruisers of Easy Rider and High Plains that have access from the Sundance Triple chair. To intermediate terrain with great fall lines on Moonshine and Snowgun that will thrill you from the summit to the base. Remember, the advanced trail of Desperado is always ready to test you skill level.
  • The Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort has the Kids Aquafina Terrain Park with nine features that has been designed specifically for new participants to the terrain park experience. As your skills improve, or if you are already an experienced terrain park enthusiast, the Rock Star Terrain Park awaits with 20 Rails and a jump zone.
  • The Snow School has a dedicated team of instructors ready to help you achieve your goals on the slopes. The school offers group lessons, beginner packs, and private lessons. There are even private lessons for children who are under the age of five along with Kid Adventure Camp programs.
  • The Ski Shop at the base of the ski area provides a vast selection of accessories, gear for all ages, apparel to keep you warm and brand names like Rossignol, Salomon, Nordica and Burton. Also, at the main area of the resort there is the Poolside Shop and Bear Essential Gift Shop.

Off the Slopes

  • Lodging is located only a five-minute drive away at the main area of this multi-purpose resort. Here you will discover the lodge and the many different room styles available to suit your needs. There are three restaurants in the main lodge and at the cozy chalet located at the ski area you can find Desperados, which is fully licensed and the Sundance Café serving pizzas, burgers and sandwiches.
  • There are many activities if you choose to enjoy a day away from the slopes. There is the Outlaw Alley Tube Park that is serviced via the Magic Carpet surface lift. Note: there is a minimum height restriction to use the tube park. You can also find a 14km/9mi Cross-Country ski trail and snowshoeing opportunities.
  • An added benefit to the ski area is that after a wonderful day on the slopes, your lift ticket gains you access to the hot springs pools to soothe those tired muscles. The Ski Area is about a five to ten minute drive to the hot spring pools.
  • Nearby shopping, dining and lodging can be found in the community of Fairmont Hot Springs or Invermere. The town has a selection of lodging options from hotels to motels, shopping when you need a change of pace and several places to relax and enjoy a good meal.
  • Columbia Valley Transit provides transportation to various points, including Invermere and Fairmont Hot Springs. Contact transit for more information at 250-995-5720 to see the transit schedule to the resort during the winter.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1000 ft / 305 m

Base Elevation:
4200 ft / 1280 m

Summit Elevation:
5200 ft / 1585 m

Skiable Area:
60 acres

Average Snowfall:
90 in / 229 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 12

Beginner: 3 (25%)

Intermediate: 5 (42%)

Advanced: 4 (33%)

Expert: 0 (0%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 2

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: No

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Cranbrook BC , 72mi / 116km

Nearest Major City:
Cranbrook BC, 68mi / 109km

Nearest Town/City:
Invermere BC, 18mi / 28km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 22 to Apr 8

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:30pm : Friday Night Skiing in Feb, 4:30pm to 9:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 3

Triple Chairs: 1

Surface Lifts: 2

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Canadian Rockies Intl Airport  (YXC)
Distance: 72 mi / 116 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Calgary Intl Airport  (YYC)
Distance: 195 mi / 314 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-663-4979

Direct Phone: 250-345-6029

Snow Phone: 250-345-6009

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map