Kimberley, B.C – the team at Kimberley Alpine Resort takes pride in providing our guests with the best vacation and recreational experience possible, continuing with this tradition there are a number of changes and upgrades we’re working on pre-ski season to ensure this one is one of our best yet! Some of the highlights include;
The Epic Pass
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies’ Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Nakiska Ski Area, Mont-Sainte-Anne, and Stoneham will join the industry-leading Epic Pass in a long-term alliance beginning with 2018-19 winter season, bringing the total to 61 mountain resorts around the world for skiers and snowboarders.
Trickle Creek Lodge and Slopeside Coffee & Deli Loyalty Program
Get your coffee card at the Kimberley Alpine Resort Slopeside Coffee & Deli for the opportunity to get a free one after purchasing a certain amount. Plus receive perks at Trickle Creek Lodge as a repeat guest – the more you stay the more you get!
We’re adding 1 new grooming cat to our fleet! Plus our new cats are ‘Tier 4’, innovative technology from Pinroth, meaning they meet the new emission standard for the US.
More grooming – we’ve expanded our summer grooming capabilities with a cat specially adapted with a large mower on the front to assist mother nature in opening up the slopes as early as possible.
Explore More with Backcountry Trips
Joining forces with Boulder Hut Adventures last season allowed us to bring ski touring to Kimberley Alpine Resort! Stay at ski in/ski out Trickle Creek Lodge, located in the base area at Kimberley Alpine Resort and practically walk right onto your helicopter for the new one day heli assisted ski touring or book a custom trip to suit your needs! Educational trips, team building or custom family adventures are available. Pave your way through untracked Purcell powder in the back country surrounding Kimberley, with over 15,000 acres of terrain to explore, plus the nearly 2,000 acres of resort terrain your only problem will not be having nearly enough time for it all!
Kimberley, B.C – The Kimberley Disabled Skiing Association (also known as Dreadnaught Ski Racing) are instrumental in bringing world class adaptive and other ski races to our community, they are an integral part of our community and we are proud to have them in our home town.
On Sunday September 16th, Las Vegas is coming to Kimberley! The World Famous Dueling Pianos Show, takes center stage in the Kimberley Conference and Athlete Training Centre. The show is presented in part by: The Kimberley Disabled Skiing Association in partnership with, Kimberley Conference Center, Kimberley Alpine Resort, B104 & The Drive FM and Investors Group Cranbrook Wally Eddy.
Tickets are only $69.95 pp and include a Deluxe Prime Rib Buffet Dinner or book 2 show tickets and a 1 nights stay at Trickle Creek Lodge for just $219.90 +tax. Doors 5 pm / dinner 6 pm and the show kicks off at 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Local businesses are welcome (and encouraged) to purchase a full table of 8 or 10 tickets.
LIVE from Las Vegas, in Kimberley Conference Center – The World Famous Dueling Pianos Show. Step out of the ordinary and experience this high energy “sing out loud” one of a kind event! No two shows are every the same as the entire show is 100% ALL REQUEST!
Don’t forget this is all supporting the Kimberley Disable Skiing Association!
There are many reasons why one golf in Kimberley, B.C, whether it’s about the course, the town or the people – whatever your reason is, these might be a few more to consider;
Top courses to play
Trickle Creek Golf Resort – voted #1 course in the Kimberley & Cranbrook region by the B.C. Golfer’s Dream survey in 2016 and again this season! If golfing the #1 course in the region doesn’t tickle your fancy then we don’t know what will.
Escape the heat
Kimberley is cooler (in temperature that is). As well as being the highest city in Canada, Kimberley is located in the mountains, providing some nice cool mountain breezes on those hotter days. Don’t get us wrong, there are hot days, but compared to other nearby places (i.e – Okanagan area) Kimberley is definitely cooler!
Balls travel further
Kimberley, B.C is the highest city in Canada and no we don’t mean THAT kind of high. We mean altitude high and it’s a fact that golf balls do in fact travel further in higher altitudes. The science behind it is all about air density – air density decreases and elevation increases which means the ball can fly more easily through the air. So, if you’re looking to get more out of your swing – it’s time to try golfing in Kimberley! Don’t buy it? Well listen to a real scientist discuss higher altitudes and how it effects your game here on the Titleist website.
Take in the mountain views
Trickle Creek Golf Resort is frequently referred to as ‘a golfers dream’ with ‘dramatic elevation changes, peak-filled horizons, gorgeous white-silica bunkers, undulating greens and a solid Les Furber design add up to an unforgettable day of golf’. And it really is all that and more, just look at this photo and try to argue this point;
Animals and more
Don’t come just for the golf or the amazing landscape, come for the wildlife experience as well. Trickle Creek Golf Resort and Kimberley, B.C are home to friendly deer, birds, cute ground gophers and chipmunks as well as (not so friendly) bears, who all stop by once and a while to check out your score. While you always need to practice safety around wildlife and be bear aware, there is something amazing about seeing a mama bear and her cubs take a stroll across the green you’re aiming at, just sit back and take it all in (from a safe distance). Get a sampling of the wildlife you might see on our previous blog – ‘The keenest spectators, the wildlife of Trickle Creek‘.
A round (or two) after your round
Kimberley has a great ‘apres’ scene – whether it’s golf or ski season! At Trickle Creek Golf Resort, The Clubhouse offers a large patio facing the 18th green with amazing food and great drink options, or try out Buckhorn & Main Mountain Eatery for a view of the ski resort during the summer – it’s located just down the road at Trickle Creek Lodge. Plus Buckhorn & Main have just release their new summer flavours menu which features the incredible Smokey Bacon Burger! Venturing into town gives you even more options include Overtime Beerworks for some craft beer action, Pedal & Tap for a place the locals love as well as Stonefire Pizza for a family meal or Sullivan’s Pub for some keno fun and pub style fare.
On Wednesday, June 20th the very first WestJet flight landed at YXC, the Canadian Rockies International Airport, marking the beginning of their new Calgary, YYC to YXC direct flight service. This exciting new service brings Cranbrook and the surrounding areas including Kimberley, B.C even more accessible for travelers. Unless you live in a mountain town, you’ve likely never contemplated leaving your house and skiing or golfing that same day, but now you can! With Kimberley Alpine Resort & Trickle Creek Golf Resort just a short drive from the airport you can fly in the morning and ski or golf in the afternoon! Stay at Trickle Creek Lodge, ski in/ski out accommodations at Kimberley Alpine Resort and just down the street from Trickle Creek Golf Resort and enjoy shuttle service from the airport.
No we don’t mean beer…..we mean ski days!
Here’s a list of the most hardcore of hardcore skiers who made it out for 100+ days this past ski season!
A special congratulations to Ivan Mather who skied every single day this past season (121 days) and congratulations to all who skied 100 + days.
What a feat! How many days did you get in this year?
For Immediate Release: March 16, 2018
Kimberley Alpine Resort presents North Star Retro Day
Kimberley, B.C – We are resurrecting the past of Kimberley from the 1930s through the 2000s! Break out the old-school, retro, vintage (whatever you want to call it) ski wear and head on up to Kimberley Alpine Resort and celebrate the good ol’ days of spring skiing at our second annual North Star Day on March 31st!
Free Live Music on the big stage in the plaza, beer tasting, mogul competition, beer gardens, historical tours of mountain, ski ballet, best dressed dog competition, best dog trick, awards for best dressed, goggle tans and much more. Plus Tumbleweeds and Mile High Club will perform live outside on the big stage in the Plaza!
It’s a spring time party that you don’t want to miss!
Schedule of the day
10:00am – Historical Ski Tour of North Star Mountain & Registration for Mogul Competition in Plaza
11:00am – Beer Gardens & BBQ OPEN. Bouncy Castle, Face Painting and Kids Activities
12:00pm – Best Dressed Dog & Dog Trick Competition. Musical History Tour with Brian Wright in Stemwinder
12:30pm – Free Live Music by Tumbleweeds in Plaza
1:00pm – Free Beer Tasting with Stanley Park and Mill St Breweries. Historical Ski Tour of North Star Mountain. Plus don’t miss the Ski Ballet Demo and Workshop
2:00pm – Mogul Competition
3:45pm – Awards for Mogul Comp, Best Dressed, Big Hair and Goggle Tan
4:00pm – Free Live Music by Mile High Club in Plaza
For Immediate Release: March 8th, 2018
Boulder Hut Adventures & Kimberley Alpine Resort present the 3rd annual North Star Ski-Mo race
Kimberley, B.C – Win a trip of a lifetime to Boulder Hut Adventures! All you have to do register and complete the North Star Ski-Mo race in under 2 hours on March 24th! The race will start at 11am in the Kimberley Alpine Resort Plaza. Participants will follow the skin track up Boundary to Kootenay Haus then transition and race the gates back down to the plaza. All AT-gear, splitboards and tele-mark welcome. At Kimberley Alpine Resort we support a supportive and welcoming environment, the atmosphere for this event will be extremely friendly and the race is a great way to be introduced to the sport! Dress up attire encouraged, there’s even a bonus prize for best costume. We are happy to announce the amazing donation of one half week trip to Boulder Hut Adventures in 2019, given away as a draw prize worth $1695.
$20 early entry fee ($25 on the day) includes: burger & beverage and a draw ticket for prizes
Categories: Youth (17 and under), Male and Female Open (18-49),
Masters Male and Female (50+)
Registration: Register NOW online or in Guest Services. Day of registration will be in Slopeside from 8:30am – 10:30am.
Mandatory Safety Meeting: 10:30am in the Plaza
Race starts: 11:00am
Awards & prizes at the Ski – Mo Social in Stemwinder Bar and Grill following race.
**Helmets Required** No x-country skis allowed
We would like to thank our sponsors so far – Boulder Hut Adventures, Kootenay Mountain Works, Kimberley Orienteering Club, Spirit Rock Climbing Gym, Bohemian Spirits, Purcell Outdoors, Buckhorn & Main Mountain Eatery, Trickle Creek Golf Course, Kimberley Golf Club, Stonefire Pizzeria, Gym 67, Smith, Helly Hansen, Rossignol.
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies—Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberley, Nakiska, Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham—Join the Epic Pass
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Matt Mosteller, (403) 209-3323, email@example.com
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies—Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberley, Nakiska, Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham—Join the Epic Pass
- The iconic Resorts of the Canadian Rockies—Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, and Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec—join the Epic Pass beginning with the 2018-19 winter season in a long-term alliance.
- Epic and Epic 7-Day pass holders will receive seven days and Epic 4-Day pass holders will receive four days of skiing or snowboarding with no blackout dates at the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, and 50 percent off lift tickets after the seven days have been redeemed.
- Epic Pass holders can go direct to the lift with their pass at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies and bypass the ticket window.
- RCR season pass holders, including RCR Rockies Pass, Fernie Season Pass, Kicking Horse Season Pass, Kimberley Season Pass, Mont Saint Anne and Stoneham Season Pass holders will receive 50 percent off lift tickets at all Vail Resorts owned mountain resorts.
BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) and the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) jointly announced today that the RCR’s six ski resorts across Canada—Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, and Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec—will join the industry-leading Epic Pass in a long-term alliance beginning with 2018-19 winter season, bringing the total to 61 mountain resorts around the world for skiers and snowboarders.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies on the Epic Pass for the 2018-19 winter season, offering skiers and snowboarders world-class mountain resorts in eight countries. The family of ski resorts that make up RCR are some of the most sought after winter playgrounds for skiers and snowboarders around the world,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “We offer the most variety in skiing and snowboarding for the best value on any season pass in the global mountain resort industry.”
“Resorts of the Canadian Rockies is delighted to join the Epic Pass, and along with Whistler Blackcomb, offer the best of Canadian skiing and snowboarding,” said Tom Rosner, vice president of marketing and sales of RCR. “We are pleased to partner with Vail Resorts, the industry leader, as the Epic Pass features the best resorts at the top ski destinations around the world. We look forward to start welcoming Epic Pass holders to all of our resorts next season.”
RCR JOINS EPIC PASS
Perhaps best known among the RCR family of are Kicking Horse and Fernie, located in the southeast corner of British Columbia on the legendary “Powder Highway”. Both Kicking Horse and Fernie are consistently ranked among the top 10 Canadian resorts as ultimate playgrounds that cater to powder hounds with their abundant annual snowfall and big mountain skiing. Kicking Horse, also known as “The Champagne Powder Capital of Canada” is situated just outside the charming historic logging town of Golden and boasts a diverse mix of expert and extreme terrain and one of the longest vertical drops—4,133 feet—in North America. Home to the World Freeride Tour, the ski resort is known for its four large alpine bowls, 85 long steep chutes and short lift lines. Fernie features over 2,500 acres of skiable terrain and 3,550 vertical feet, including 142 trails, five alpine bowls. Have a reputation for the best powder in the Rockies, Fernie is a true winter playground for skiers and riders of all levels.
Following are the benefits for Epic, Epic 7-Day and Epic 4-Day pass holders, as well as RCR season pass holders – RCR Rockies Pass, Fernie Season Pass, Kicking Horse Season Pass, Kimberley Season Pass, Mont Saint Anne and Stoneham Season Pass.
- Epic Pass™: Epic Pass holders will receive a total of seven days of skiing or snowboarding with no blackout dates at RCR. Once the seven days have been used, pass holders can get 50 percent off additional lift tickets at RCR. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic Pass offers full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; and Perisher in Australia, with no blackout dates. The Epic Pass also provides limited access to Telluride in Colorado; Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; Arlberg in Austria and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy; and Hakuba Valley in Japan.
- Epic 7-Day Pass: Epic 7-Day Pass holders will receive up to seven days of skiing or snowboarding at RCR with no blackout dates as part of their seven total days on the pass. After the seven days, regardless of the resort at which they were redeemed, pass holders can get 50 percent off additional lift tickets at RCR. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic 7-Day Pass features a total of seven days with no blackout dates at Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Telluride, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe and Arapahoe Basin, plus seven additional free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain.
- Epic 4-Day Pass: Epic 4-Day Pass holders will receive up to four days of skiing or snowboarding at RCR with no blackout dates as part of their four total days on the pass. After the four days, regardless of the resort at which they were redeemed, pass holders can get 50 percent off additional lift tickets at RCR. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic 4-Day pass features a total of four days with no blackout dates at Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Telluride, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe and Arapahoe Basin, plus four additional free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain.
- RCR Season Pass Holders: RCR Rockies Pass, Fernie Season Pass, Kicking Horse Season Pass, Kimberley Season Pass, Mont Saint Anne and Stoneham Season Pass holders will receive 50 percent off lift tickets at all Vail Resorts owned mountain resorts.
Details about all of Vail Resorts’ 2018-19 season passes can be found at www.epicpass.com when they go on sale March 6, 2018.
Proudly Canadian, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. (RCR) is the largest private ski resort owner/operator in North America, owning six ski resorts across Canada including: Nakiska Ski Area in Alberta; Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in British Columbia and Mont-Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec. In addition to the company’s ski resorts; RCR also owns and operates a number of accommodation properties, golf courses and a central reservation agency. The consumer website is www.skircr.com.
About Vail Resorts, Inc.
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
For Immediate Release: January 24th, 2018
Kimberley Alpine Resort to Host Para Alpine Skiing World Cup
Kimberley, B.C – at Kimberley Alpine Resort we’re honoured to be the host resort for the 2018 Para Alpine Skiing World Cup, this is the last chance for the athletes to qualify for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Come to Kimberley Alpine Resort in February and cheer on Team Canada!
As skiing is a great spectator sport, bring the kids for a field trip to the resort – they’ll be awed and inspired by the para athlete’s strength and determination, there’s a variety of training runs and races to watch over 4 days. For more information visit our events page.
Kimberley Alpine Resort is the second RCR resort to host a World Cup this season with the Nakiska Ski Cross World Cup finishing up on Saturday, January 20th. Kimberley Alpine Resort is home to the only Paralympic Training Centre in Canada where athletes can train in downhill skiing, hockey, nordic skiing & wheelchair curling.
The Para Alpine Skiing World Cup at Kimberley Alpine Resort will run from February 8th – 11th. Want to watch live, but can’t make it out? The event will be streaming live online.
Meet the Paralympic team on the Paralympic website.
Find out more about the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.
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2018 is sure starting off right at Kimberley Alpine Resort, with the perfect combination for skiers & riders – new snow & warm temps! Now is the most amazing time of the year in Kimberley. Kick off your new year the best way, with Mountain Time!
Even though the year has just started we’re already in deep – this season kicked into high gear with record setting early snowfall – our total to date is nearly 10 feet with 45 cms falling in the last 7 days alone. Warm temperatures have hit the mountains, so don’t wait – now is the perfect time to ski and ride!
More presents coming soon! Skiers and riders celebrate as the winter 2018 storm track is focused on the Powder Highway region with weather forecasts predicting more snow on the way this weekend.
Take your own turns in the Kimberley winter wonderland with great vacation packages, book now as the powder chasers will tell you that January is one of the best months to ski!
Want to get a taste of what that perfect Purcell powder skiing at Kimberley is like right now. Check out this video from this past week on our Facebook page.