Ski Canada: Murray Ridge Ski Area

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Written by Cassidy Barnes posted on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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This ski hill is a small resort near Fort Saint James, British Columbia on the shores of Stuart Lake.

Springtime fun at Murray Ridge in central British Columbia. (Murray Ridge Ski Area)

The hill in the Canadian Rockies has been in operation since 1976. There are currently 22 runs at Murray Ridge Ski Area on 13.6 miles (30 km) of trails, of which 27% are said to beginner, 33% intermediate and 40% advanced.

The terrain is great for a local mountain, whether you’re a skier or a snowboarder. The terrain park and half pipe are particularly cool standouts at this small ski hill.

The area’s T-Bar is reputed to be the longest in the world.

Murray Ridge’s season runs from December to late March. Annually, they receive an average of 118 inches (300 cm) of snow.

The top elevation at Murray Ridge Ski Area is 6,500 feet (1,980 m). The overall vertical drop at the resort is 1,700 feet (518 m).

On-mountain facilities include a 6,000 square foot day lodge. The nearby small town of Fort St. James is rustic, picturesque and has a wide variety of accommodations and restaurants.

Telephone: 250-996-8515
Snow Phone: 250-996-8513

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