Mt Baldy

Ski resorts in Canada
British Columbia has several well-known ski resorts, and the Mt Baldy ski area ranks among them. Since 1968, this family-friendly winter venue has provided American and Canadian snow hounds with access to lots of snow and downhill terrains. Its proximately to the Washington state and position in the Okanagan offers skiers and snowboarders scenic backdrops as they carve down the slopes.

Motorists can drive Highway 1 east from Vancouver before transferring to Highway 3 near Hope. Highway 97 is a north-south alternative west of the ski area, and Americans can use US Route 97 north of Oroville, Washington. Vancouver International Airport is the closest facility that most travelers will fly into when traveling into the southern part of the Province.

Plenty of Room to Stay

The Mt Baldy ski venue offers guests a wide variety of lodging options on the mountain and near it. That includes ski-in/ski-out chalets, cabins, and the Tinhorn Lodge. These are third-party owned, and all are within walking distance of ski lifts that serve the mountain resort.

The Baldy Bar and Lounge is one of three facilities that offer drinks and food. Guests can take a break from skiing and riding the slopes at the Mt Baldy ski area, refueling, or warming up at these locations. Visitors can rent gear for skiing or snowboarding here, but it is worth noting that they will need to pay for helmets and poles separately.

The BMR Snow School offers group, semi-private (two people), and private lessons. Classes range from one to six hours in length. Kids have access to classes catering to their age group. School teachers can book school trips to the Mt Baldy ski area for students in the British Columbia Province, providing a fun outlet that they will remember. The Blue Jays Adaptive Sports offers skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing opportunities for visitors with cognitive, physical, or sensory disabilities.

Skiing and Riding Above the Okanagan Valley

The Mt Baldy ski resort does have Nordic and snowshoe trails that guests can explore. Both are just over three miles long and have flat terrain that beginners will enjoy, up to expert terrain that will challenge the fittest individuals.

The average annual snowfall amount ranges between 300 and 420 inches. That gives the Mt Baldy ski area a deep base of natural powder that visitors love to carve. Grooming equipment helps maintain that snow accumulation so that skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the runs from November through April.

Mt Baldy has the third-highest base elevation in British Columbia and the sixth-highest in Canada. A base elevation of 5,665 feet pairs with a summit that reaches 7,580 feet. Its 1,293-foot vertical offers plenty of momentum and potentials down the slopes. There are 360 acres of skiable trails and an additional 240 acres of gladed mountain terrain to ski through.

Mt Baldy has 35 alpine runs, with ratings divided roughly between green/beginner (13 areas), blue/intermediate (16 runs), and black diamond/advanced terrain (10 sections). The "C.D." is double black diamond-rated for experts only. Four lifts move people around the resort area during the winter.

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Facts about Mt Baldy

Number of slopes:40
Easiest Green slopes:13
Intermediate Blue slopes:17
Advanced Black slopes:10
Expert Only Double black diamond slopes:1

Lifts (Total: 4)

Vertical drop
Mt Baldy Vertical drop
Highest Point: 6965 ft
Vertical drop: 1302 ft
Base Point: 5663 ft

Country: Canada
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