Purden Mountain Ski Resort offers 26 named runs - all accessible by 3 lifts. Within 60 km from Prince George - a day of memories awaits. Full-Service day lodge with licensed café, rentals and cozy fireplace. Family-friendly and affordable!
Established in 1968, the Purden Ski Village features three ski lifts, 26 runs, and 1,100 vertical feet of powder and groomed terrain. The ski area is located on 1,744.93 acres of Crown leased land. There is a full-service day lodge on 5.17 acres of freehold land, with a licensed cafeteria with plenty of seating, a rental shop, and a cozy fireplace for those who choose to grab a book and relax.
Developed within Crown land tenure, there is a 30-year renewable operating agreement with the province, renewable in 2044. The ski area is known for reliable snow conditions and return clientele and provides affordable recreation within this family-oriented environment.
Purden Ski Village has 42 recreational lease lots independently held by individuals and not affiliated with the ski area operation. Most lots are inclusive of seasonal dwellings, and predictably, these residents are predominantly season pass holders. The only exception is one lot which provides staff accommodation that is included in the sale.
An average of 6 lift operators are on staff, in addition to a group of volunteers dedicated to ski patrol. The Canadian Ski Patrol organization manages volunteers. Additionally, two restaurant cooks, a maintenance person, and office staff are typically dedicated to bookkeeping, finance, and ticket sales.
The ski area receives an average of 300 cm of snow annually, which allows the typical season to run from mid-December to late March/early April. Average temperatures range from -10°C in December to -1°C in April.
3000 Purden Ski Hill Road - Purden Lake, BC
The ski area is on Highway 16, approximately 60 km east of Prince George. The turnoff is to the right at a marked turnoff, onto Purden Lake Road. From the highway it is 3.2 km to the day lodge. McBride is 145 km east of Purden Lake, also on Highway 16.
The nearest city is Prince George, with a population of approximately 75,000+, a mere 60 km east of the resort. This 'Northern Capital' is a hub city serviced by an international and domestic airport with daily connections to all major regional, national and international airlines. This city is one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province's economy and culture.
Prince George is the first stop on VIA Rail's spectacular Skeena route that takes visitors from Prince Rupert on the west coast through the middle of BC's backyard to Jasper in the Canadian Rockies, with connections to VIA's national network of routes.
Purden Ski Resort and the nearby Purden Lake nestle in the rolling mountains east of Prince George, dominated by the Cariboo Mountains to the south and the McGregor range of the Rockies to the north.
Tree subzones within the resort area are Interior Cedar Hemlock, a wet, cool variant at lower elevations. The upper elevations comprise Englemann Spruce subalpine fir and a wet, cool variant. Willows and small trees are removed for ski runs, leaving meadows which provide showy spring flowers.
The Prince George Ski Club supports a Nancy Greene Racing Program for young athletes. This national grassroots program is an excellent way for young children to experience ski racing. For athletes who wish to continue racing, the Alpine Racing Team is supported within this resort.
Whether downhill skiing, telemark, or snowboarding, this terrain is ideal for those seeking an uncrowded setting.
53°54'3.38"N and 121°53'1.27"W
26 named mountain runs:
RC4 (Recreational Commercial Resort)
DISTRICT LOT 3481 CARIBOO DISTRICT
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