Apex Mountain

Apex Mountain
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Apex Mountain

Apex is one of the hidden gems of Canadian skiing. Located a short 30 minute drive from Penticton, BC, Apex is a full service destination resort. Located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, it features a perfect mix of large amounts of precipitation and low humidity that makes for the light, dry powder. With an average temperature of -4


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Thanks to the Coast range and the Pacific Ocean, the resort receives 475 inches of annual snowfall.

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