Carved into the hills of Southern British Columbia,Phoenix Mountain is a not-to-miss destination for ski and board enthusiasts during the winter months. Located within half an hour of Grand Forks and Greenwood, Phoenix provides terrain for all skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Our unique community atmosphere is always welcoming and inviting. Come and experience “The Best Little Mountain in BC”!
Phoenix Mountain Atmosphere
The atmosphere at Phoenix is one of a kind. The local family friendly feel is something we take pride in. Imagine standing on the sun-filled deck in the image above. Chatting with friends and family. Taking in the fresh experience around you. Phoenix is a compact ski area with a diversity of terrain and not quite 1,000 foot vertical. We have a small, home town feel. The staff are friendly and word hard to give every customer the best experience ever. Skiing and riding Phoenix is a great choice for families and for skier and riders who want to return to the days of how ski areas used to feel, intimate and uncrowded with freshies at day’s end.
Phoenix Mountain Fun
Throughout the season, we hold various events that you are going to want to check out. Whether racing in the Phoenix Open or entering a dummy for the Spring Fling Dummy Downhill, there is no shortage of fun for everyone. It’s great family enjoyment in the winter for a very reasonable price.
Phoenix Mountain History
Phoenix Ski Area is situated in BC’s southern interior, 8 km off Highway 3 between the cities of Greenwood and Grand Forks. It was conceived and built in the late sixties by a dedicated group of local ski enthusiasts from Grand Forks, Greenwood and Midway, with the invaluable support of the Granby Mining Company, one of the major local industries at that time.
Prior to the construction of the ski area, local residents were skiing off of a little handle-tow that ran up what is today known as “Telemark Hill” on the north side of Marshall Lake, very near to the ghost town at the City of Phoenix, and the Phoenix Mine. Looking to create a more elaborate ski facility for the Boundary residents, a few visionaries scouted the perfect location on nearby Deadman Ridge. Working together, they invested their precious time and dollars to clear the runs, build the road and purchase and install the lift. Donations of expertise, machinery and buildings from the Granby Mining Company rounded out their efforts. Within a year of opening, a new day lodge and rental shop were built, both of which are still in use today, almost 50 years later.
Over the years, the hill has been sustained by the patronage, financial support and volunteer contributions of the Boundary Community – of individuals and local governments as well as by the Province of BC. We consider ourselves most fortunate to have this little gem of a ski area in the heart of our Boundary community.