Looking for some fresh fresh powder all to yourself? Interested in skiing or riding on North America’s largest gladed terrain? Head to Kimberley Alpine Resort located in southeastern British Columbia in the Purcell Range of the Canadian Rockies to experience a lack of crowds and a laidback, off-the-radar vibe in comparison to nearby Banff and Lake Louise. Kimberley Alpine Resort serves as the perfect family or group destination for your winter vacation and offers an array of activities both on and off the slopes.
Despite only having five lifts, Kimberley boasts 80 runs and 1,800 acres of skiable terrain, including the infamous Black Forest. North Star Mountain provides terrain for every level of skier or rider including an enhanced beginner’s area, multiple intermediate trails (the longest being four miles long), and steep terrain and glades for the more advanced and experienced. Night skiing is also available Thursday through Saturday nights until 8:30 p.m. on Kimberley’s main run. If you’re looking to change it up a bit, or don’t happen to ski or snowboard, don’t fret. Kimberley offers a multitude of activities that reach beyond the ski slopes. Dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and helicopter tours are all great ways to see the natural beauty that inhibits the surrounding areas. Also, be sure to check out the ice skating, movie nights and bowling, all sure to keep the whole family entertained.
If you’re traveling with the kids and looking for some adult time, drop them at the Kidzrule Evening, held at the Trickle Creek Lodge. This free service is available Sunday through Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will keep your kids entertained with an assortment of activities while you grab some grub and a pint down at nearby Kelsey’s. Other unique activities and adventures are available, including a dinner or sleepover in an igloo, a wildlife safari and a romantic sleigh ride, just to name a few. Quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger while aprèsing in the city of Kimberley, just a short drive from the ski resort. Known as the “Bavarian City of the Rockies,” the city is closed to traffic and is home to various shops, restaurants and bars. Reminiscent of a small alpine village, the downtown area, known as the “Platzyl,” exudes warmth and a genuine hospitality.
To learn more about this quaint, understated resort and ski town or book your reservations, call, or chat, with one of Ski.com's knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists. We, at Ski.com, can provide you with lodging accommodations, air travel, ground transportation, lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals, activities and more. We know how to customize a Kimberley ski vacation package just for you that will truly be an unforgettable ski vacation experience. Ski Kimberley this winter and see for yourself.