Apex Mountain Resort, in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, is located 33 km west of Penticton. Apex boasts the famous dry Okanagan powder, short lift lines and uncrowded slopes.
In under six minutes the high-speed quad chairlift takes you to the top of the mountain. From there you can access 550 acres of magnificent fall-line skiing and boarding on 56 runs spread over 2 mountain faces (Apex and Beaconsfield Peaks).
For cross country skiers there are 52km of trails.
Dog Sledding Adventures and a Fountain Tire Tube Park make for extra winter fun. You can relax in one of the outdoor hot tubs or take a turn around the skating rink or the 'Skating Adventure Loop'.
The new Mountainside Lodge houses the Gunbarrel Bar and Restaurant and a variety of other skier services. There is a coffee shop, cafeteria and on-mountain snack hut. There is a Mountain Shop and Rental Shop. All amenities are centrally located in this compact village.
Biking at Apex is appealing, not only to the cross country and downhill enthusiasts, but also the less adventurous riders. Old mining roads make it easier to explore the backcountry or you can enjoy single-tracks which take you through meadows and pine forests. Mountain bikes can be taken up the chairlift. If you're out biking in the wilderness, be sure to read the 'Rules of the Trail'.
In the summer time Apex offers access to beautiful alpine meadows. Ride the 'Quickdraw' Quad Chairlift up to hike or bike and watch for deer, black bear, coyotes, red-tailed hawks and other wildlife; then ride the lift back down to the village for refreshments, snacks or a full meal.
In keeping with its Wild West theme the Nickel Plate Adventure Company offers summer: trail rides, pony rides, wagon rides and evening activities.
For a relaxing day in the mountains try Fishing at Nickel Plate Lake. Down in the beautiful Okanagan Valley you have easy access to many fine Golf Courses, boating, winery tours, and beaches.