Destination guide

Awesome powder in Apex Mountain

Apex Mountain might just be the best Canadian ski resort you've never heard of. Shrouded deep in the reaches of the Okanagan Valley, it's been a sacred secret of local riders for years. They'll tell of 600 centimeters of snowfall every season _ a winter bounty that regulars think is the best powder in BC. Apex Mountain vacation rentals dot the base of Beaconsfield and Riordan, clustering about the bottom of the runs. Some offer ski-in access, others crackling fireplaces and beds for the whole family.

Things to do

Apex Mountain is the attraction

Apex Mountain Ski Resort is the main attraction in these parts. From November to March, it magnetizes powder hounds to the heights of the BC peaks, offering over 1,100 acres of skiable terrain. You should be able to bag Apex Mountain vacation rentals right at the base of the slopes if you're planning on coming for that. Meanwhile, those passing through in the summer should be sure to visit the Hedley Mascot Mine, which reveals the enthralling past of gold prospecting in the Similkameen Valley.


It's all about the snows in Apex Mountain

Be sure to pack in the salopettes and ready the ski poles for that trip to the powder-doused reaches of Apex Mountain. This alpine resort nestled in the heart of southern British Columbia is famed for its 67 runs and excellent seasonal snow. And even if you tire of the downhill pistes, there's 50 kilometers of cross-country skiing to get stuck into, not to mention an NHL-regulation hockey rink, and a clutch of spa and wellness facilities to help soothe the muscles.


When to hit the pistes of Apex Mountain

The season in the Apex Mountain Ski Resort starts with the coming of the Okanagan snows, which is typically around November time. That's when the piste riders and the Nordic skiers start to flock to town, usually in search of Apex Mountain vacation rentals with ski-in, ski-out access. The whole winter season can last until early April, weather permitting. Then, spring and summer take over until September, offering the top months for hiking and visiting old mining relics.

Natural features

Apex Mountain _ where the BC peaks rise again

You'll be surrounded by the low peaks that sit between the coast ranges and the Columbia Mountains here. That's where the ski runs of Apex make their home, and why there's such reliable powder in these parts each winter. To the north of town is the Brent Mountain Protected Area, which is a unique glimpse of the BC wilds, packed with riparian wetlands, fir forests, and walking routes like the Shatford Creek Trail and the Brent Mountain Trail. Closer to town is the Nickel Plate Provincial Park, hosting alpine lakes and dense evergreen woods.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Apex Mountain

The nearest airport is in Penticton, BC (YYF-Penticton Regional), located 14.2 mi (22.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Apex Mountain?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 76 vacation rentals near Apex Mountain. From 11 Houses to 2 Lodges, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Apex Mountain for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Apex Mountain?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Apex Mountain. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Okanagan Lake: 1,589 vacation rentals
  • Summerland: 687 vacation rentals
  • Canadian Rockies: 11,443 vacation rentals
  • Cascade Range: 7,729 vacation rentals
  • Okanagan Valley: 2,147 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Apex Mountain! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Apex Mountain?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Apex Mountain:

  • Summerland: 687 rentals
  • Kaleden: 261 rentals
  • Keremeos: 123 rentals
  • Olalla: 188 rentals
  • Cawston: 24 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Apex Mountain?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Apex Mountain. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Apex Alpine Resort: 365 rentals
  • Crescent Beach: 777 rentals
  • Robin Ridge: 224 rentals
  • Trout Creek Canyon Trestle: 560 rentals
  • Giant's Head Mountain: 612 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Apex Mountain listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.