If you still fancy heading to the Okanagan this winter, why not visit Apex Mountain Resort? This resort is located thirty minutes from Penticton and is perfect for a day trip or a stop-over especially if you like the snow!
Apex is largely a winter resort and builds its income from the amount of snow sports it offers. With a range of beginner, intermediate and advanced trails – the longest run being close to 5km – this is a great ski resort to try out. Test your skills this winter on one of the 73 downhill trails.
Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Tubing & Ice Skating!
If skiing or snowboarding is not really your thing, there are plenty of other optional activities you can take part in. Why not rent some snowshoes and try hiking up one of the mountain trails? It might take you a while to get used to the feeling of having weird metal contraptions on your feet – but just aim to walk normally and it will be easier than you think! Snowshoeing is an awesome way to experience the snow as well as giving you a workout.
For those that are looking for something a little less physical or an activity for the youngsters, Apex Mountain Resort also has a tube park. Tube Parks are a family favourite – sliding down a hill in a tube never gets boring, no matter how old you are!
More of an ice-skater? Apex has an ice rink too! Not only does it have an NHL-sized Outdoor Hockey rink, but it is also home to an Ice Skating Adventure Loop which is a 1km ice loop through the natural environment. Admire the snow-lined trees and enjoy evenings skating against the stars and fairy lights.
Learn more about this gorgeous mountain resort here, and enjoy the Okanagan in the snow!
Written by Hannah Poaros