Kimberley Alpine Resort, British Columbia

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Kimberley Alpine Resort in BC & Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 2465ft/751m, total trails 68+glades, closest airport 16mi/25km, lifts 5, & more. The ski resort is located in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, near the city of Kimberley. The resort has grown from its early days in the 1940’s with a few trails […]

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Kimberley Alpine Resort in BC & Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 2465ft/751m, total trails 68+glades, closest airport 16mi/25km, lifts 5, & more.

The ski resort is located in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, near the city of Kimberley. The resort has grown from its early days in the 1940’s with a few trails and a T-Bar on the front face of the mountain to a four-season resort. Today, Kimberley Alpine Resort provides skiing and snowboarding on four separate mountain areas, Northstar, Tamarack Ridge, Vimy Ridge, and Black Rock with a full mountain village at the base.

The mountain faces east and has spectacular views of the Rockies and the surrounding area. Kimberley Alpine Resort is also a stop on the well known Powder Highway 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.

Nearby, and a compliment to the resort, is the city of Kimberley with its Bavarian theme, friendly people, and tourism. Kimberley Alpine Resort is recognized for its warm and family-friendly environment, perfect Purcell powder and its abundance of sunny days. This is one the can’t miss stops along the Powder Highway.


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On the Slopes

  • Northstar Mountain is the located on the front mountain face and this is where you will find great beginner and intermediate terrain. Tamarack Ridge, Vimy Ridge, and Black Forest areas are all found at the side and back of the mountain. Each area presents a different level of challenge with the Black Forest tailored toward the advanced skier or snowboarder.
  • 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.
  • Kimberley Alpine Resort provides night skiing on Northstar Mountain on limited trails and select nights throughout the winter season. Call for more information.
  • 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.
  • If this is your first visit to Kimberley Alpine Resort and you 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.

Off the Slopes

  • Kimberley Alpine Resort provides a great selection of mountainside lodging options, or if you prefer, the city of Kimberley, which is a short distance away also offers more lodging, dining, shopping and cultural events.
  • The Children’s Day Care facility will take care of children ranging in age from 18 months to 6 years. Lessons and meals can be arranged to ensure your children have an enjoyable experience. Reservations are recommended.
  • Interested in 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 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 genuinely 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.
  • 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.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

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 + 12 Glades

Beginner: 13 (20%)

Intermediate: 29 (42%)

Advanced: 26 (38%)

Expert: 0 (0%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: 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

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 9 to Apr 15

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Night Skiing Mid-Dec to Mid-Mar, 5:30pm to 8:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 5

Express Quad Chairs: 1

Triple Chairs: 1

Double Chairs: 1

Surface Lifts: 2

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

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

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-258-7669

Direct Phone: 250-427-4881

Snow Phone: 250-427-1333

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Airport Transportation