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KIMBERLEY

Ski & Snowboard Resort Review

Kimberley Alpine Resort, CANADA is a renowned family destination well known for its dry powder snow sunny days and short lift lines.

Kimberley Skiing and Snowboarding Terrain

Heavily treed terrain, steep chutes, natural gullies, long linked groomed trails and beginner only areas make up the skiing and snowboarding terrain at Kimberley.

The mountain has a frontside and a backside. The frontside leading upwards from the Village area is mainly suited for beginner and intermediate skiing and snowboarding. The backside or the Easter Bowl area offers intermediate groomed terrain and steep advanced trails.

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Advanced Skiing and Snowboarding at Kimberley

The double black diamond treed terrain to the far left of the Tamarack Chairlift offers some of the best tight tree skiing and snowboarding in the region. The Tamarack Chairlift also services steep mogul covered runs like Rush and Bunker Hill.

The Easter Bowl area has steep tree skiing and snowboarding on the top right hand side of the chairlift and tight narrow steep chutes and big mogul covered runs.

Intermediate Skiing and Snowboarding at Kimberley

42 % of the trails are suited for intermediate skiing and snowboarding. Long corduroy groomed wide cruising trails lead down from the North Star Express Chairlift with the Rose and Boundary trails especially good for fast linked GS turns.

The treelined trials 47, 48 and 49 in the Easter Bowl area are long and fast excellent in the morning for first tracks.

Catch the Tamarack Chairlift to access the Black Forest Glades for some powder turns and easy tree skiing and snowboarding. The area was widened at the end of the 2008/2009 winter season to give intermediates even more access to Kimberley’s terrain.

Two new intermediate trails were cut in 2007; the North Star Trail and Nate’s Way. The North Star trail runs from below the skier bridge to the resort plaza while Nate's Way runs from the top of the Tamarack Chairlift linking to the Stemwinder fast and fun trail.

Beginner Skiing and Snowboarding at Kimberley

The Owl Learning Centre at the base of the North Star Express Chairlift in the village has a 180 foot long magic carpet lift servicing a wide and gentle slope. It is the perfect place for first timers to learn before building confidence to catch the North Star Express Chairlift to the top. Once at the top take the wide and long Main Trail under the chairlift back down. Just be sure to take the Easy Way trail branching off to the right when you get close to the Village to avoid a steeper bottom section.

From the top of the North Star Express Chairlift turn right to access trail 39 for a long run down to the base of the Tamarack Chairlift. Trail 38 is the longest beginner trail winding across the mountain from the top of the Easter Chairlift around the boundary line before cutting back to the base area.

The Kimberley Alpine Resort Winter Sports School has lessons for all ages and levels of skier and snowboarder.

Kimberley Terrain Park

The long Telus Terrain Park located on Main Trail under the North Star Express Chairlift is littered with large jumps, rails, kickers and tabletops.

Night Skiing and Snowboarding at Kimberley

Every Thursday Friday and Saturday evening night skiing and snowboarding runs from 5.30pm to 9pm on the Main Trail under the North Star Chairlift, one of the longest lit trails in North America.

Other Activities at Kimberly

Off the skis or snowboard try snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice fishing, ice skating, snow shoeing or go on a scenic helicopter tour.

Kimberley Alpine Resort and the Town of Kimberley

Visitors to Kimberley can stay in the small on mountain Kimberley Alpine Resort Village at the base of the ski area or in the old mining town of Kimberley 2.5 miles (4 kilometres) away. Shuttle buses link the town and the resort together operating during the day and into the evenings.

Shopping at Kimberley

The Sports Alpine Ski and Sports Boutique in the Kimberly Alpine Village stock the latest ski and snowboard equipment clothing and on mountain accessories.

The Slopeside Coffee and Deli store has food supplies and takeaway coffees.

The town of Kimberley has ski and snowboard equipment and rental shops, gift and souvenir shops, clothing boutiques, homeware stores, galleries, and large liquor and grocery stores.

Kimberley Restaurants

Guests can choose to dine in the village or in the town of Kimberley. A free shuttle bus operates between the two in the evenings.

In the Village Kelsey’s Bar and Grill has a large international menu extensive wine list and a family friendly atmosphere.

In the town of Kimberley resturant cuisine ranges from pub meals to Chinese, European, seafood, pizza and takeaway.

Kimberley Nightlife

In the village the Steamwinder Bar has an outdoor heated seating area perfect for après ski drinks. They have live music and outdoor BBQs on sunny afternoons.

The main night spot is Kelsey’s Bar and Grill. Go for après ski drinks and stay for cocktails, dinner and late night dancing.

The main bulk of the nightlife is in the town of Kimberley. McBees Pub and BJ’s Creekside Pub are packed to the rafters every night with international visitors drinking, dancing and making new friends.

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Rosie D, NZ , It may not be the biggest resort around but I would say that Kimberley was one of Canada's best kept secrets. What a wonderful friendly, quiet and relaxed resort. Not to mention the fabulous terrain! My husband and I particularly enjoyed the wide long groomed cruisers leading from top to bottom ('Caper') as well as some of the black tree-lined trails to the right of the Tamarack chair ('Tamarack' and 'Upshot' in particular). We stayed in the village at the Trickle Creek Marriott but spent most nights dining at downtown Kimberley in the heart of the action! Thank you Kimberley for such a wonderful holiday - we will most definitely return.

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Statistics

Elevation
 
ft
m
summit
6,500
1,982
Base
4,035
1,230
Average Snowfall
150 inches
Lifts
5
Trails - view map
68
1,800 acres
Terrain %
advanced
38
intermediate
42
beginner
20
Halfpipe
1
Terrain Park
1
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