Much of the terrain is heavily wooded. But the trees thin out towards the summits, leading to almost open slopes in the bowls at the top. There's at least one green option from the top of each lift, but the one from Gem Lake is narrow and can be tricky and busy. In general, the easiest slopes are on the right as you look at the mountain (including some very easy glade skiing) and get steeper the further left you go.


  • Resort altitude: 1755m
  • Lower slopes: 1510m
  • Upper slopes: 2320m
  • Total pistes: 2765acres

For beginners

There's a good dedicated beginner area at Happy Valley and lots of long easy runs to progress to. Every day three slopes are designated slow zones, gated and patrolled.

For intermediates

The resort is excellent for cruisers and families, with long blues and greens all over the hill. Good intermediates will enjoy the easier blacks and some of the gladed runs too. There is marvellous easy skiing among the trees in the Black Forest area, especially enjoyable when it was snowing. Some of the blues off the Gem Lake chair are quite steep, narrow and challenging.

For advanced

The Cliff area at the top right of the ski area is of serious double-black diamond pitch; the runs are short, but you can ski them repeatedly using the Cliff chair. Sun-Rype bowl at the opposite edge of the ski area is more forgiving. There are some long blacks off the Gem Lake chair and several shorter ones off the Powder and Falcon chairs. There are also plenty of glades to explore.

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