Apex Mountain Resort remains one of the hidden gems of Canadian skiing. Located a short 30 minute drive from Penticton, BC, Apex is a full service destination resort with quality snow, great weather, incredible terrain, and friendly people. Apex being located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, features the perfect mix between large amounts of precipitation and low humidity that makes for the lightest champagne powder snow imaginable. Smiles stretch from ear to ear, as locals and visitors alike hoot and holler amongst the glades & open terrain, leaving clouds of powdery snow to lightly settle behind them. With an average temperature of -4 C, Apex receives about 600 cm of dry “Okanagan” powder each season.
Variety of Terrain
Experience awesome terrain from the smoothest of cruisers to the steepest of chutes. We have the widest variety of trails to challenge or pamper any skill level. Apex has awesome lifts, with a high-speed quad that delivers 2000 feet of vertical in just six and a half minutes to 1112 skiable acres. With a total uphill capacity of 6700 riders per hour, you are sure to get around the mountain quickly.
Apex will challenge you, no matter what your skill level, everyday for the rest of your life. You just can’t help but get better and better with terrain that just won’t stop. Go exploring with a trip over to the south bowls, cruise through the glades in the Wild Side, get your heart pumping on one of the steep ‘n’ deep narrow runs on the north side, or show off your style in The Pit. With three different exposures to the elements, there is always a “sweet spot” to play on any given day. Meet up with one of our Mountain Hosts or one of the many locals and you’ll see why we’re so passionate about our great mountain.
As for the beginners and intermediates, don’t worry, you will find your full share of uniform corduroy on gently rolling slopes. Beginners can start their day on the Magic Carpet Lift. With a little instruction from one of our experienced pros at the Apex Snow School, by mid-day they will be anxious to ride the high-speed quad up to 7200 feet. From there visit the Famous Billy Goat Hut before you cruise down Grandfather’s Trail, our longest scenic run of 5 km. You can also choose to hone your skills on Highway 97 or Juniper. Following the Ridge Run to the triple chair offers 16 wide and perfectly manicured green & blue trails sure to thrill all snow sport enthusiasts.
There’s much more
If you want more excitement, ride our Tube Park day and night. If a more relaxed approach with nature suits your style, try a quiet snowshoe tour. Other fun options include, skating on our one kilometer night lit adventure skating loop or a cross country ski on one of 56 world class trails at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre. After the lifts close, you can dine and party, relax in your hot tub, or max out your fun playing ice hockey on the outdoor regulation size ice rink. For the ultimate pampering, there is always a spa treatment waiting for you in the Apex Mountain Inn. We offer great kid’s programs, a licensed child care facility, and a variety of resort activities to make Apex Mountain Resort the ideal family getaway.
Apex is famous for quality and comfort. The resort is intimate and cozy. A village with everything you need all within a snowball’s throw. With 5 different restaurants, there is ample variety for relaxing with your morning coffee to fine dining. The famous Gunbarrel Saloon and the Tempest Room will look after all your Apres needs. Where else can you find virtually all accommodations featuring ski-in/ski-out access? Whether it’s in a cabin, condo, or hotel, you will definitely enjoy your ideal get-away experience in a relaxed atmosphere.
We have been awarded with many distinctions over the years. Canada’s Best Small Destination Resort,Best Weather, Best Lift/Run Ratio, Best Steeps, Best Grooming, Best New Lodges, Best Ski Bar, and B.C. Alpine Resort of the Year, just to name a few. After receiving many accolades for our terrain, bars, weather and grooming, it’s great to know that Apex just keeps getting better and better. Apex is now recognized as a National Training Centrer for both Aerials and Moguls. With continued development of facilities and infrastructure, Apex has returned to the world stage as one of the most attractive ski destinations in Canada.
What’s been said
With all that said, what is Apex really about? Apex has become many things to many people. Some phrases that have described Apex over the years include: “big powder days where everyone gets first tracks”; “for those who want to get away from the hustle & bustle”; “actively adventurous and yet low-key”; “locals to weekend warriors to powder hounds, everyone is welcomed into the family, all positive & passionate, and part of the core”; and “this is the place where the whole group is satisfied regardless of age and ability”. Apex is untouched, innocent, intimate, uncrowded, fun, fast, laid back, soulful, unique, and funky. We have found that Apex consistently meets not only the physical aspect that guests need, but also the emotional and spiritual elements too. Apex tends to fill the void in one’s life and does become the perfect match for what people are looking for.
What does Apex mean to you?
So, the real question is, “What does Apex mean to you”? Is it the terrain, the people, the value, the atmosphere, the party, or more? We encourage you to visit and find out for yourself just what Apex is really all about! Explore your boundaries and push your limits, in a fun and relaxing atmosphere, and of course enjoy the awesome riding at Apex Mountain Resort. If only life was always this much fun! Play at Apex this winter and discover what all the excitement is about! We know that your visit to Apex will be remembered for a lifetime.