Kimberley Alpine Resort, Kimberley, BC

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Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia and Escape2ski connect you to Powder Highway skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps,lodging and webcams. Kimberley Alpine Resort is located in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, near the city of Kimberley. The resort has grown from its early days on North Star Mountain with only a T-Bar in […]

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Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia and Escape2ski connect you to Powder Highway skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps,lodging and webcams. Kimberley Alpine Resort is located in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, near the city of Kimberley. The resort has grown from its early days on North Star Mountain with only a T-Bar in the 1940’s into a four-season resort that will keep you coming back time and time again. The mountain faces east and has spectacular views of the Rockies and the surrounding area. Kimberley Alpine Resort is also a stop on the famed Powder Highway, which includes a number of locations that offer various winter activities ranging from ski resorts, heliskiing and backcountry operations. Nearby, and a compliment to the resort is the city of Kimberley with its Bavarian theme, which is known for its tourism and friendly people. Kimberley Alpine Resort is recognized for its warm and family-friendly environment and with perfect Purcell powder and an abundance of sunny days, you can’t ask for more. Kimberley Alpine Resort is part of the famous “Powder Highway” of British Columbia which is a collection of 8 Ski Resorts, 9 Nordic Centres, 9 Heli-Skiing operations and 10 Snowcat skiing and snowboarding operations.

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On the Slopes

  • Kimberley Alpine Resort has a very distinct layout. It has four separate sections, Northstar Mountain which is the main front area, Tamarack Ridge, Vimy Ridge and Black Forest all found at the side and back of the mountain. Each section presents a different level of challenge with the Black Forest tailored toward the advanced skier or snowboarder.
  • If this is your first visit to Kimberley Alpine Resort and would like some help getting to know and enjoy some of the fun terrain offered at the mountain, check out the “free” mountain tour leaving daily at 10:30am from the Rental Shop. The only requirement is that you show up ready for some fun.
  • New to skiing or snowboarding and require a lesson or just looking to improve your technique with a few pointers, the Telus Winter Sports School has many programs and lessons available. There are Learn-2-ski lessons for children, adults, specialty clinics and private lessons, as well as, family lessons.
  • Looking for some terrain park action? Don’t miss out on Kimberley’s signature RCR Rail Park. The RCR Rail Park requires a pass for access and is filled with rails and many other features to entertain even the most experienced park enthusiast. Remember to respect the code and know your ability limit.

Off the Slopes

  • For parents who are travelling with their children and would like to spend some adult time on the slopes, visit the Children’s Day Care facility where great staff will take care of children ranging in age from 18 months to 6 years. Lessons and meals can be arranged to ensure your children also have a wonderful experience. Reservations are recommended.
  • Interested exploring the mountain in a way other than skiing and snowboarding? How about snowshoeing? There are two different tour options, Mountain Descent and the Kootenay Fondue. The Northstar Express chairlift will lift you to the summit where both tours originate. Call for more information at 250-427-4881.
  • The choice of accommodation when visiting Kimberley Alpine Resort is almost endless. You can choose from the many great mountainside options, or you can select a place in the City of Kimberley with its charming Bavarian theme and wonderful options for cultural events, dining and shopping.
  • If you plan to stay in the City of Kimberley or wanted a day away from the mountain, there is the Kimberley Shuttle that provides round trip transportation to and from the mountain for a small fee. This is a fun way to get around and get out and truly enjoy your day, no thinking about where to park.
  • Cross-Country skiing is of interest or just want a change from the mountain scene. The Nordic facility features 30km/18.5 mi of trails for both classic and skate skiing. Unable to Nordic ski during the day, not to worry, there is Nordic at night featuring a 3.3km/2mi loop.
  • Kimberley Alpine Resort is truly focused on providing families with an experience that they will never forget. They have an outdoor rink for family fun with a fire pit to enjoy perhaps a hot chocolate and a dedicated kid night with movies, games and crafts.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
2465 ft / 751 m

Base Elevation:
4035 ft / 1230 m

Summit Elevation:
6500 ft / 1981 m

Skiable Area:
1800 acres

Average Snowfall:
150 in / 381 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 68

Beginner: 13 (20%)

Intermediate: 29 (42%)

Advanced: 26 (38%)

Expert: 0 (0%)

Terrain Parks: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Cranbrook BC , 16mi / 25km

Nearest Major City:
Cranbrook BC, 21mi / 33km

Nearest Town/City:
Kimberley BC, 3mi / 4km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-258-7669

Direct Phone: 250-427-4881

Snow Phone: 250-427-1333

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 9 to Apr 8

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
9:00am to 4:00pm : See website for any updates & Night session times

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices


Lift Information

Total Lifts: 5

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0


Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 1

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 0

Triples: 1

Doubles: 1

Surface Lifts: 2


Mountainside: Yes

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Canadian Rockies Intl Airport  (YXC)
Distance: 16 mi / 25 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Calgary Intl Airport  (YYC)
Distance: 266 mi / 428 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Airport Transportation