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Kimberley Ski Resort

Kimberley Resort Guide

Kimberley, Canada

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Kimberley Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length76km
Highest Lift1,980m
Resort Height1,230m
 Nearest AirportCanadian Rockies
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Kimberley at a glance

Full service ski-in resort located 2.5km (1.5 miles) from the 'Bavarian' town of Kimberley with its additional amenities. The resort offers a ticket refund if skiers don't like the conditions after up to an hour on the slopes. There are 3km (2 miles) of floodlit cross country skiing trails.

 When will it snow in Kimberley?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Kimberley.

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Kimberley Facts, Stats and Ratings

Kimberley Rated

Ratings for Kimberley
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Kimberley?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Kimberley
Highest Lift1,980m
Lowest Piste1,230m
Resort Altitude (Kimberley)1,230m
Max Vertical750m

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Kimberley Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Kimberley
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Kimberley Summary

The Canadian Ski Resort of Kimberley has direct access to 76km of downhill skiing, with 67 marked pistes, served by a total of 7 ski lifts.

Kimberley Overview

Kimberley ski resort is a full service ski-in resort located 2.5km (1.5 miles) - or a five minute drive - from the 'Bavarian' town of Kimberley with its additional amenities. The ski area has improved dramatically in the past few years with modern lifts, a big terrain expansion (more than 50%) and the creation of a base village. The original town of Kimberley is a now vibrant former mining-town with a rather surreal feel to it, thanks to the strong onus on Bavarian Germany in some of the bars, restaurants and shops. The crowning glory is Canada's largest Cuckoo clock.

The ski resort is jointly owned (with about half a dozen other ski areas) by Resorts of the Canadian Rockies group, the relative proximity of Fernie and Kimberley (90 minutes drive apart) in the south East corner of British Columbia, has led to several UK tour operators offering the two as a joint package (rapidly expanding Intrawest resort Panorama and Big Mountain, south of the border in Montana, are all in the vicinity too, if you have transport).

On the Mountain

Skiing in Kimberley

Kimberley has a reputation for light dry powder and has built some fast new chair lifts and increased facilities at the base of their slopes.

Kimberley's 1800 acres of skiable terrain has expanded dramatically over the last few years up to 50 percent more ski area. There are many long, open gentle fall-line runs, often coated with fluffy Purcell Powder. There are also long runs for more advanced skiers, and some of the best bumps in North America. Off piste opportunities include floating in and out of glades with the entire backside, although just around the corner from civilization, feeling like an isolated wilderness of powder snow fun.

From the top of the Easter triple chair the long green Caper trail (39) to the left or the Ridgeway (38) to the right each take you to the starts of over a dozen blacks which cut through then rejoin the same easy greens they left. The Easter Bowl on the backside of the mountain that is best known for its steep fall line runs, big moguls and long lasting powder stashes.

Night skiing is available several evenings a week.

Kimberley and Fernie are 90 minutes apart, share common ownership and an interchangeable lift ticket.

The Kimberley Nordic Club trail network consists of a variety of double track set trails of varying degrees of difficulty and length, complete with centre skating lanes. There are also a variety of single track set secondary trails and a 3.3 kilometer lit loop for night skiing. The Kimberley Nordic Club trails, located by Kimberley Alpine Resort consist of 26 km of trails. There are also a variety of single track set secondary trails and a 3.3 kilometer lit loop for night skiing.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding in Kimberley

RCR Rail Park has a variety of features for all levels. A total of 16 features exist in the park with a mix of rails, boxes and bars to choose from!

When is Kimberley open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Kimberley.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Kimberley.

Snow Making

Kimberley is able to make snow, with 5 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts of Kimberley are able to uplift 10,012 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Kimberley?

Kimberley is in the Canadian Rockies in East Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada.

How can I get to Kimberley?

 By Air

The nearest airport to Kimberley is Canadian Rockies which is 29 minutes drive away.

Off the Mountain

Kimberley Apr├ęs Ski

Kimberley's base nightlife includes Kelsey's Bar + Grill and the Stemwinder Bar + Grill, both offering apre's food and drink as well as live music on weekends.

Sullivan's Pub has live entertainment every weekend - daily specials, free pool and darts. The Ozone - in the heart of Kimberley has the village's wildest night life - drink specials and live entertainment.

Marysville Pub & Grill, five minutes from the village centre offers pool and darts plus weekly draws.


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