Powder King Mountain Resort

Ski resorts in Canada
Not all of British Columbia's quality ski areas need to be sitting along the coast or south of the Trans-Canadian Highway, as demonstrated by the Powder King Mountain Resort. The Northern Rocky Mountains get more than enough powder to attract visitors during the Winter season that usually lasts between November and April. Its unique trail naming system and proximity to a major highway are features that stand out for skiers and snowboarders traveling here.

The Yellowhead Highway (Trans-Canadian Highway 16) is the highway motorists will drive to reach Prince George, British Columbia. Highway 97 heads north to the winter resort that sits south of Azouzetta Lake on the west side of the highway. Those flying here will likely use International facilities in Vancouver, Calgary, or Edmonton before securing ground transport/connecting flights.

Skiing and Riding the British Columba Interior

Located in the Pine Pass area, the Powder King Mountain Resort sits in the portion of the Canadian Rockies that runs through the BC Interior. For guests, that means that they want to dress for success by layering up. That also means lots of snow. The resort has an annual snowfall average of 492 inches.

Snow quality here is said to be the best in Canada by many, with Z-Rankings listing the Powder King Mountain Resort at number four on its list of Best Snow in North America. The Powder King Mountain Hotel is a hostel-style affair with 35 rooms. Other accommodations from the Azouzetta Lake Lodge or other off-site lodging locations serve guests here. Snow hounds can fuel up at the venue's cafeteria, Powder King Dining Room & Lounge, or Cafe '97.

The Powder King Mountain Resort does maintain a Ski Shop that provides ski, snowboard, and snowshoe rentals for children and adults. It also offers the latest gear and repairs/tune-ups for personal skiing and riding equipment. There is a Snow School at the winter venue, but booking in advance is advisable to secure an instructor. Lessons are available for beginners, intermediates, and advanced participants (single sessions or package deals of multiple sessions).

Local skiers and snowboarders also enjoy participating in the Pine Pass Ski Club. It offers a great way to socialize around alpine interests while helping to increase downhill knowledge and abilities.

Deep Snow Makes Everyone Happy

Lots of snow dumps at the Powder King Mountain Resort means that guests have plenty of chances to cut fresh tracks during a storm or after. The year-round resort has a base elevation of 3,000 feet and a summit that reaches 5,500 feet. Its 2,100-foot vertical drop offers plenty of momentum and potentials as skiers and riders bomb down the slopes.

The Powder King Mountain Resort has 925 skiable acres, which is plenty of room to explore and offers enough terrain to make every run unique. There are 38 marked runs at Powder King Mountain Resort, each with a name relating to The Beatles. These include green/beginner (13 runs), blue/intermediate (16 runs), and black diamond/advanced (nine runs). The Powder King Mountain Resort uses a triple chair and two surface lifts to move guests uphill.

Powder King Mountain Resort Snow forecast

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Facts about Powder King Mountain Resort

Number of slopes:23
Easiest Green slopes:7
Intermediate Blue slopes:8
Advanced Black slopes:0
Expert Only Double black diamond slopes:8
Longest slope:2799 ft

Lifts (Total: 3)
Lift capacity:  1500 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Powder King Mountain Resort Vertical drop
Highest Point: 5167 ft
Vertical drop: 2100 ft
Base Point: 3068 ft

Country: Canada
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Reviews for Powder King Mountain Resort

What do you think about Powder King Mountain Resort?
5 reviews
sonja berg
sonja berg (Guest)
this was the first hill i ever snowboarded at.. i remember going down penny lane like 100 times. great hill and awsome place to explore

PK is the ultimate rad place to shred it up in the powder with sick tree skiing and huge powder kickers!!

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Was there -97 a weekend only and may have happened a lot since then. The idea was that the mountain was far too slippery to get rid of skiing at all. ... Read more (65 words)
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pillows so it will be enough for at least three mountains !! absolutely fabulous. I stayed at the so-called hotel there. hotel and hotel, rather ver... Read more (72 words)
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Powderking is a small mountain out in nowhere. It is approximately 2 hours drive west of Prince George. What makes the mountain a bit unique is the av... Read more (93 words)

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Trail map Powder King Mountain Resort

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