All About Hemlock Resort
By hemlockresort - Published on 10th December 2008 ⋅ Viewed 3018 times.
Hemlock Valley is one of the best kept secrets in the British Columbian lower mainland, and consistently has one of the best snowfalls in South Western B.C. Due its low elevation and close proximity to the ocean the depth of the snowpack at Hemlock Resort depends on a pattern of sustained cold weather.
Please note that all vehicles travelling here in the winter are required to carry tire cables or chains as the road to Hemlock Resort is a mountain road and conditions can change quickly and dramatically. Carrying a shovel and safety flares is a wise precaution as well. Drive safely and with caution, and bear in mind that a sunny morning can turn into a full-blown winter storm by the end of the day.
Hemlock Resort ski area is located 8.5 miles (14 km) north of Highway 7 from Harrison Bay, 60 miles (100 km) east of Vancouver (2 hours). From Vancouver, take the Trans-Canada Highway 1 east to Agassiz (Harrison Hot Springs exit) and follow Highway 9 through Agassiz to the Lougheed Highway 7. Continue west to Morris Valley Road, turn north and follow the signs to Hemlock Resort.
Contact: Hemlock Resort
20955 Hemlock Valley Road
Hemlock Valley, BC V0M 1A1
Phone: (604) 797-4411 or Toll Free 1-866-567-6866
Fax: (604) 797-4440
Season: December to April
Wednesdays 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Thursdays 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Night skiing/Tubing)
Fridays 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Night skiing/Tubing)
Saturdays 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Night skiing/Tubing)
Sundays 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Christmas Day 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Hemlock Resort mountain is closed for skiing on Monday and Tuesday during the week.
Vertical Drop: 396 m (1,300 ft)
Base Elevation: 975 m (3,200 ft)
Top Elevation: 1,372 m (4,500 ft)
Skiable Acreage: 121 hectares (300 acres)
Number of Trails: 35, Longest run 1.4 miles (2.3 km)
Difficulty: Novice – 20% Intermediate – 60% Advanced – 20%
Number of Lifts: 4 - Sasquatch Triple chair, Skyline Double, Whistlepunk Double, Strawline Handle-tow (beginner tow)
Lift Capacity: 4,000 skiers per hour
Night Skiing: Yes
Cross-Country: Hemlock offers 13 kilometers of cross-country trails. Skiers are welcome to use the trails however, they are not groomed.
Terrain Park: The terrain park features hand-cut jumps, professionally fabricated rails and bonks, and other features to keep you coming back to shred that last run.
Half pipe: Yes
Resort Services: Ski & Snowboard rentals, Ski School, Cafeteria, Molly Hogan’s Bar and Grill (Minors under 19 allowed in bar until 8 PM if accompanied by a legal guardian or parent), Ski Shop, Slope Side Tube Park, Snowshoeing Trails and Guided Snowshoe Adventures and Treks.
Nearest Ski Area: Manning Park Resort, Mount Seymour
Nearest Towns: Mission, Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs
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