British Columbia, Canada, is just full of excellent skiing opportunities. One such place is Kimberley Alpine Ski Resort. The Kimberley Ski Resort has a good reputation amongst skiers for a number of reasons. One is the excellent variety of terrain and runs available, which caters to all skill levels. Another is the consistent snow conditions that almost always ensure a good ski season.
The resort also has great day care facilities, a KidzRule Evening program and a variety of ski and snowboard programs, so it is well established to cater for children of all ages. This means Kimberley Ski Resort is a great holiday option for families. Kimberly also offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, alpine skiing, a terrain park, half pipe, jib park, night skiing, hockey, curling, skating and even a movie theatre.
When you hit the slopes, you will find that there are 67 runs spread out over 1800 acres of skiable terrain. The resort has a 2465 ft vertical drop and its longest run is 21 120 ft. The cross-country trails are 33 km in length. There are eight ski lifts in total. The Northstar Express quad chair will take you over a distance of 2500 ft in less than nine minutes. And to top it off, the mountain has a summit elevation of 6500 ft which is made use of as extensively as possible.
The trails cater mainly to intermediate skiers with some 42% of the trails being graded for this level. 20% of the trails are for beginners, while 38% are for more advanced skiers. There is also a variety of great accommodation available both at the resort and in the nearby city of Kimberly. The Trickle Creek Residence Inn is popular with a variety of individuals as it is the nearest accommodation and it provides luxurious and comfortable living conditions. However, you will also find a number of lodges, chalets and hotels to choose from.
When you’re not skiing you’ll be happy to know that there are two great shops to browse as well as a variety of restaurants available. Kelsey’s Bar and Grill is one example. You might also try the Stemwinder Bar & Grill, the Slopeside Coffee & Deli and Kootenay Haus. All offer a great selection of tasty food which is worth every cent you pay for it.
The ski season at Kimberley Alpine Ski Resort opens between December and April. If you are visiting during the summer months, you will find a lot of other options are available for your enjoyment. You can go mountain biking, play golf, enjoy a scenic chairlift ride, go hiking, river rafting or fly fishing or even enjoy a helicopter ride. Book now to make sure that you don’t miss out!