Winter Activities

Winter Activities – Fatbiking, Snowshoeing, Skating & more!

Whether you are an avid downhill skier or are simply looking to escape to the mountains for some much needed relaxation, Apex Mountain Resort has a variety of winter activities and mountain experiences for every family member.

Fatbike Rentals & Trails

The Apex Snow School & Rental Shop has partnered with Freedom Bike Shop to provide fatbike rentals this winter season. Fat Bikes are bikes with a wide tire, typically between 4.5-5″. This allows for a much lower pressure to be run in the tires, providing incredible traction and a smooth, comfortable ride on many types of snow. For an awesome alpine experience, be sure to try this new sport. We have an array of sizes in our fleet at the Rental Shop.

Our summer trail crew were also hard at work building a new network of trails in surrounding the Keremeos Creek FSR area below the village. Ask for a map at the office or in the Snow School/Rental Shop.Freedom fatbike rentals available at the Apex Resort Rental Shop. Non-ski activities in the Okanagan.Fatbike rentals and trails at Apex Mountain Resort, courtesy of Freedom Bike Shop, Penticton.

Snowshoe Rentals, Trails & Tours

Exercise in the fresh air while enjoying the natural beauty of Apex Mountain. There are plenty of snow shoeing trails all over the resort from easy strollers to challenging hill climbs. This is a perfect way for outdoor enthusiasts to spend their day. We have an array of new snowshoes for you to take out on the trails with you. Stop by the Apex Snow School & Rental shop for more info and maps.

Or contact Hoodoo Adventure Company at for added information about their tours & winter events hosted here at Apex & the South Okanagan Valley.

Tube Park

Lift accessed (Magic Carpet) and located next to the The Mountain Shop & Snow School/Rental Shop at Apex, this fun ride will keep you sliding for hours. A very popular activity ideal for all ages.

Interested in hosting an event? Contact Kaid in the Special Events at to arrange a private bonfire with hotdogs, marshmallows and hot chocolate right there at the park! 
**Children must be 42 inches or taller to ride the tubes on their own. Children who are shorter than 42 inches may ride on their own tube but must have a parent or adult on their own tube holding on to the child’s or ride in a double tube.Lift accessed tubing at Apex Mountain

Hours of Operation

Friday – 4:00pm-9:00pm *Friday Night Special for $7.50*

Saturday – 10:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday – 10:00am – 3:30pm 

**Open every day during Christmas Break (18th Dec. – 3rd Jan.) Excluding Dec.24th, 25th & 31st. 

**Open every day the first week of Spring Break (March 17th – 25th)

Tubing Prices

  • $15.00 for Adults / Teens/ Students / Seniors
  • $12.00 for Juniors 
  • $10.00 for Masters / Children
  • Ticket Vouchers are valid for 2 hours. Additional hours can be purchased for $4.00/hour.

NHL Sized Outdoor Hockey Rink

Did you know that Apex Mountain has the highest NHL sized, zamboni serviced outdoor hockey rink in North America? Our ice rink is the perfect location for a pick-up hockey game, curling, bonspiels and skating practices, night or day – fully lit during evenings. We have a selection of skates available for rental at the Apex Snow School & Rental Shop.

*The Hockey Rink can be rented out for $110.00/ hour. Please contact for private bookings.*

Night skating on the NHL sized outdoor hockey rink while lit up during New Years fireworks.The Penticton team prepares for their hockey game during the Sick Kids Charity Hockey Tournament at Apex Mountain Resort.

Adventure Ice Skating Loop

Skate through the trees on our 1 km long Zamboni maintained ice loop. The loop is lit in the evenings until 11 pm.  Contact Kaid in the Special Events Department at to arrange a private bonfire for your special event.  

*Daily Skate Ticket – $4.00

Skate Ticket + Rentals – $11.00
Skating loop at Apex Mountain Resort, Penticton, BC.

Free Mountain Host Tours

Come experience the terrain, history, personalities, and magic that make Apex an amazing place to spend your winter season. These wonderful tours are for all abilities and

Depart daily from the Mountain Map at the bottom of the T-Bar, near the Edge Bistro. Look for the bright green jackets at 9:30am & 1:00pm.

Cross Country/Nordic Skiing

Nickel Plate Nordic Centre offers the longest season in Canada on 56 km of beautifully groomed trails for classic and skate skiing.

Cross Country Skiing at Nickel Plate Nordic Center during the 2016 BC Winter Games in Penticton.
Cross Country Skiing at Nickel Plate Nordic Center during the 2016 BC Winter Games in Penticton.

Other Activities

At Apex Mountain Resort we have a variety of other activities which offer you and your group an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Visit our Events Calendar for upcoming events or contact Kaid at for more details, or to arrange equipment for playing outdoor volleyball, broom ball and soccer.