Apex is the most southerly of the four resorts listed here and its location near the Sonoran desert (seriously) means that the powder is always dry…
… but that you might wait awhile longer between storms than other Thompson/Okanagan resorts. Heed the locals’ nickname, “Scrapex.” Late season storms make Apex a great bet for March Break skiing and riding.
Located just west of Penticton, Apex is one rowdy little mountain. It has always had an incredible moguls scene (freestylist Kristi Richards hails from nearby Peachland), and the Okanagan run (lighted, for night sessions) has been used as an early-season training venue for bumpers from all over the world. You can do laps off the high speed Quickdraw quad and rack up 15,000 vertical metres before you know it.
Fans of Clint Eastwood will love the “Dirty Harry” inspired chutes way over looker’s right, near the area boundary. Magnum, Make My Day, and the Gunbarrel (which has a famous hot drink named after it that’s not only served at Apex but at Big White as well) are steep, sometimes mogulled, but often have the best snow on the hill due to their secluded location.