Established in 1951 the Canadian ski resort Apex lies at ? metres altitude in the British Columbia region of the Canadian Rockies? snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers ?km of trails, which equates to around 10 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Apex is Penticton at a distance of 33km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
With a motto of " Real skiing, real people, real value", Apex Alpine aims to offer the true spirit of skiing, not the corporate 'plastic smiles' one. Currently completing a $20 million expansion, the resort has been voted "The Best Small Destination Resort in Canada" by Ski Canada Magazine.
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View our detailed Apex snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Apex snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||C$389 - C$389|
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Apex trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||5km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Apex area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Apex ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 603m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has ?% beginner runs or nursery slopes, ?% intermediate, ?% advanced slopes and ?% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Apex after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
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The direction which the various Apex slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Apex has slopes facing ?.
Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Apex ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Apex Ski and Snowboard School and has ? teachers teaching in English and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? www.apexresort.com 2928222
Apex for beginners gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Apex for intermediates gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Apex for expert skiers gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Apex for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Apex snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Apex: 52km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 52km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: N Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Apex snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0
Apex non skiing facilities also include Broomball, Casino Nights, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Football, Volleyball (More Facilities in Nearby City of Penticton).