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Apex Mountain Resort

Apex Mountain Ski Resort, in the southern part of the Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia, boasts some of the very best skiing in North America. Central B.C. is an area famous for its mountain lakes and sweet dry powder snow all winter long. 

One of Canada's Best Ski Resorts

With the surrounding beauty and consistent snow, this winter resort offers an incomparable ski experience. It's not far from the U.S. border and yet it's a world away from the crowded lift lines and overrun slopes. Apex Mountain Resort's high-speed chair lift gets you to the top of the mountain in less than six minutes. Once there, pause a moment to cherish the spectacular views from this lofty peak before piloting down 2000-vertical feet on any of the mountain's 67 well-groomed trails and 1,112 skiable acres. One can lean on over them and tuck it down, practice your ski turns, or enjoy a casual, relaxing run through some of natures very finest skiing and snowboarding. However you choose to get down the mountain, in just a few minutes you can be back to the top to try a different route or do it all again. The quality of skiing at Apex is so outstanding, so exceptional, and so well thought out that there just is no bad way to enjoy Apex Mountain.

If you've never skied before, or it has been a while, or even just to pick up some pointers, you may want to take in a lesson or two from the local experts. The Snow School's instructors live, eat, sleep, and breathe skiing and riding, and have done so all of their lives. Their abilities and insights have proven invaluable to thousands of people, and they can help you, too. Your safety is the number one priority at this fine resort. The ski patrol are paid professionals, expert mountaineers, and they check the slopes from the summit on down every morning and throughout the day, then patrol the mountain for the safety and well being of all guests.

Off the Slopes

As a family vacation destination, Apex is unparalleled. A quaint little village at the base of the mountain serves the needs of the guests, leaving them quality time both on the slopes and afterwards. Some of the mountain's slopes are open for night skiing and tubing on weekends and holidays. The rest of the week, evenings can be spent with loved ones, making memories that will last a lifetime.

The village itself comes well equipped to accommodate. They have a day care center, ski shop and rentals, snowmobile rentals, grocery and liquor stores, and numerous pubs and restaurants. You can enjoy a sleigh ride, or take some time off the slopes and play on their outdoor skating and hockey rink, or try something else on blades as Apex has a 1 Kilometer (a little over half a mile) adventure ice skating loop that is well-maintained. As is always the case, one key to having a good time is dressing right for the occasion. You'll want light layers beneath a breathable waterproof jacket, ski goggles and mask, a neck gator. As you've no doubt realized, there's far more to do there at Apex Mountain than there is time. But you can always try. At the end of the day, slip into an outdoor hot tub or kick back in the sauna, let any soreness or tension melt away. You'll be relaxed and refreshed in no time, ready to enjoy a relaxing evening with the family, a delicious dinner, or hit the pubs and growl around town! If the wanderlust hits you hard, you can even check out other resorts in the area. This is your vacation, and you can have it your way at the magical, marvelous Apex Mountain!

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