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Apex Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Penticton
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 610m (2001ft)
  • Ski Season: November to May
  • Mountain Range: Cathedral mountain range
  • Number of Lifts: 5
  • Highest Lift (metres): 2191m (7187ft)
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 1581m (5187ft)
  • Number of Slopes: 60
  • Snowboarding: yes: park and halfpipe
  • Cross Country (km): 52km

Apex Ski Information

General information

At Apex Mountain Resort there is a variety of alternative activities and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Visitors can enjoy a one hour sports ride on an Apex backcountry snowmobile tour, or opt for a two hour scenic tour of the Okanagan Valley. There is also four hour backcountry adventure rides on offer, which include a wonderful lunch and guarantees some spectacular views. The entire family will delight in the enchantment of a horse drawn sleigh ride through the countryside. The rides include hot chocolate and a bonfire to warm even the most chilled visitor. Also offered is equipment for playing outdoor volleyball, broomball and soccer.

  • Languages: English French.
  • Temperatures: 9.2°C
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Emergency contact numbers: All Emergencies 911
  • Religion: Catholic (45%) Protestant (36%) minorities from most of the world's major religions.
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The Apres ski scene at Apex is quite comprehensive. The resort offers a choice of shops, restaurants and bars. The Gunbarrel Saloon is said to be the top ski bar in Canada, and guarantees some of the finest cuisine. Enjoy their special treat, the legendary Gunbarrel coffee, which is just the thing to warm any visitor after a day out on the slopes. You might also want to visit the Hog on the Hill, an unique coffee shop at the base of the ski runs, or the Billy Goat Hut, a cozy log cabin offering good food and drink. The Mountain Shop provides a wide selection of ski and snowboard clothing, apres ski wear, ski and snowboard equipment, and souvenirs. Also visit the Trading Post, a general store offering everything from convenient items, fire wood, and games, to vehicle items, souvenirs, and gifts.


Apex is a cozy village at the base of the spectacular Cathedral mountain range. Regarded as some of the best skiing in North America, it boasts an abundance of dry Okanagan powder, short lift lines, and uncrowded slopes. The village is quite small, but the ski terrain is varied. It offers 67 runs, which provides exhilarating challenges for expert skiers, and inspirational experiences, on gentle rolling cruisers, for beginner and intermediate skiers. The high-speed quad chairlift makes it easy for visitors to get to the top of the mountain, from where they can access 1112 acres of magnificent fall-line skiing and boarding. There is excellent off-piste and great views of the Cathedral mountain range. Apex was recently voted as Canada's best small destination resort by Ski Canada magazine, and is a good family vacation destination.

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