Powder King Mountain Resort

Skiing at Powder King
Photographer
Doc Pow

Powder King Mountain Resort

Like a little rock n' roll on the slopes? Ski slopes named Revolution, Twist and Shout, and Satisfaction makes Powder King your kind of place. Known as the 'Whisper of the North' by the locals for its near unbelievable snowfall counts, this is a place where you'll have to have a good sense of direction.  That's because locals have been known to steal the sign off the highway to keep this powder gem to themselves. Powder King is about 45 minutes north of Prince George, B.C., and offers up a variety of snow-seeking satisfaction, from heli-skiing to snowshoeing in an old-growth forest.

Details
Activities
Skiing
Snowboarding
Season
December – Late April
Hours of Operation

Regular Hours: Thurs-Fri 9:00-3:00 — Sat-Sun 9:00-3:30

Note: the mountain is not open Monday through Wednesday's

Average Temperature (Celcius)
-5
Average Season Snowfall (Inches)
492
Rentals?
Yes
Lessons/Ski School?
Yes
On-Hill Food Options?
Yes
On-Hill Accommodations?
Yes
Stats
Total Runs
37
Beginner Runs (%)
40
Intermediate Runs (%)
40
Advanced/Expert (%)
30
Terrain Description

Powder King is just like is sounds, with is northern location the resort sees an impressive average snow fall.  The terrain here is varied and not overly steep unless you venture into some of the "out of bounds" locations.  From Powder King you can make some impressive hikes which doesn't put you into much avalanche risk.

Terrain Parks
1
Bowls
1
Rideable Area (Acres)
925
Number of Lifts
3
Base Elevation
3,000
Top Elevation (Ft)
5,500
Vertical Rise (Ft)
2,100
Location
Fax
1 250 984 7507
Email
powderhound@powderking.com
Community
Fraser-Fort George
Province
British Columbia

Getting There

Powder King Mountain Resort is located 45 minutes west of the community of Chetwynd, in the pristine wilderness of Pine Pass located in northeastern British Columbia (B.C.).

Driving

Driving there – 75 minutes from Dawson Creek, B.C., 3.5 hours from Prince George, B.C., 3 hours from Grand Prairie, Alta., 8.5 hours from Edmonton, Alta. Rail service to Prince George, B.C. is available through VIA Rail.

Flights

The nearest airport is located in Dawson Creek, a regional airport is served by Central Mountain Air. Larger airports are located in Prince George, B.C. and Grand Prairie, Alberta. These airports are served by Air Canada, WestJet, Central Mountain Air, and Airco.

Shuttles

Shuttle service is available from Prince George and MacKenzie every day that the resort is open. It also offers shuttles from Grand Prairie on weekends.