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 powder snow to lightly settle behind them. With an average temperature of -4Âº C, Apex receives about 600 cm of dry "Okanagan" powder each season.
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 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. Hook 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 new Magic Carpet Lift and 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.
If you want more excitement, ride the Super-pipe or Tim Horton's Tube Park day and night, take a sleigh ride, or a snowmobile tour. Perhaps a more relaxed approach with nature suites your style, with a quiet snowshoe tour, or 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.
Apex Mountain Resort is located in the Okanagan Region of British Columbia, Canada, and is easily accessible by both air and ground transportation. 405km/ 240 miles east of Vancouver, B.C. and only 33km/21 miles west of Penticton, B.C.. Apex Mountain Resort is accessed by major highways and well maintained roads.
Drive times to Apex are 2 Â½ hours from Big White, 2 Â¼ hours from Silver Star, 3 Â½ hours from Sun Peaks and Spokane, 4 Â½ hours from Vancouver, 6 hours from Seattle, and 8 hours from Calgary.
From the North or South of town, take the Chanel Parkway. Turn on to Green Mountain Rd, following the Apex signs. This turn off has a bridge crossing the chanel, immediately followed by a Super Save Gas station.
Follow Green Mountain Road for approximately 22km. Turn right at the intersection (Apex Guest Ranch) and drive another 11km to Apex. Once on Green Mountain Road there will be very few signs & no street lights,
don't worry, you are on the right road! These roads are paved and kept in very good condition. Plowing and Sanding is done continually as weather conditions require. Chains are generally not required, but good winter snow tires are needed Oct to April. For winter driving conditions, check with the weather network for highway conditions.
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Posted By: AndrewDrouin
- Sun Jan 06 06:01:09 UTC 2013
UpsideSummer trails are a sweat-equity kinda' thing; ie; there are no summer ski-lifts running for shuttling. DownsideSee Upside :-) CommentExcellent area to go in the hottest summer months as its 10 degrees C. cooler than the valley floor. Complete trail guides here: www.sweetsingletrack.ca
Posted By: rexvirtue
- Tue May 26 05:14:39 UTC 2009
Questionwhats the deal with biking at apex?? are there lifts open? do you have to pay? are there trail maps? inquiring minds want to know. thanks for any help you can give.ANSWERS are in this forum: biking at apex
Posted By: crampon
- Fri Jan 12 18:26:34 UTC 2007
Upsidegreat snow and endless trails and summits to bag.Powder snowshoe descending at it's finest Downsidenone CommentEqually as good in the summer for mountain biking
Posted By: crampon
- Mon Dec 18 01:37:00 UTC 2006
UpsideLots and lots of great snowshoeing. Not a skier so no comment in that dept.