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Kimberley - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
Skiing in Kimberley
Kimberley - Ski Resort in Canadian Rockies Super Pass, Canadian Rockies - 76km of Piste (1230m to 1980m)
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.
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The Canadian ski resort of Kimberley is part of the Canadian Rockies Super Pass ski area and has direct access to 76km of downhill skiing, with 67 individual pistes, served by 7 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Kimberley itself (76km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Canadian Rockies Super Pass ski resorts of Fernie, Lake Louise, Mystic Ridge / Mount Norquay, Panorama and Sunshine Village-Banff.
Snowmaking :- Kimberley is able to augment natural snow, with 5 Snow Cannons.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 7 Ski Lifts of Kimberley are able to uplift 10,012 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Kimberley are perfectly feasible. Canadian Rockies Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.
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.
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!
Kimberley Aprés 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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