Each year at Kimberley Alpine Resort we have an annual celebration, a ski burning celebration, during which we hope to appease the Norse Mythological ‘God of Winter’, Ullr. It looks like our celebration last year was heard, as the snow has already arrived at the resort!
Ullr fun fact; he is believed to be the handsome stepson of Thor, the God of Thunder.
Keep ‘praying’ to Ullr for more snow- our opening date is scheduled for December 12th. Stay tuned to our Events Calendar for more information and for the announcement of the 2016 Ullr Ski Burning Ceremony.
We’ll be open in Guest Services daily until Saturday from 11am to 6pm, stop by to purchase your season pass or ski school program or give us a call at 250-427-4881. Season pass sale ends Saturday! Season Passes & Ski School can also be purchased online.
Ride the chairlift to the top of the Northstar Mountain where you can then walk along the witchy woods trail and through the creepy cemetery. Tour the haunted Kootenay Haus and take a family photo under the spider web arch.
•Burgers, hot dogs, chips, coffee/tea/hot chocolate available for purchase
•Kids will receive a delicious Halloween treat!
•Great deals at Montana’s Cookhouse
•Slashed guest room specials at the Trickle Creek Lodge (valid October 17-19)
$12/adult, $8/Youth, $5/child
(under 3 are not permitted on the chair lift)
CALL 250-427-5175 for tickets (On sale October 1st)
See who else is going and receive updates – join our Facebook event.
Is it your first season skiing/riding at Kimberley Alpine Resort? Check out our First Timer’s Guide.
Looking to book a vacation? Early Booking offers are on now, book online or call a reservation specialist at 1-800-258-7669. Live chat is also available on the RCR Vacations website, during business hours.
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The best deals of the winter season have just been released! Book now for winter and save up to 35% on your getaway. Packages available include The Weekender for shorter stays, The Midweek pack for the best deals, the new Ski Weeks packages (booking everything for you from air/car to lodging/lifts) and The Holiday Pack – already taking bookings for Christmas & New Years.
Freebies are included in some packages – view our Early Booking offers, all are available to be booked online. Give us a call at 1-800-258-7669 to book with a friendly vacation specialist over the phone or visit www.skircr.com/vacations to chat live with a specialist (during business hours).
If you aren’t participating in the Gran Fondo race on Saturday, you likely know someone who is. The best spot to cheer on your family and friends is in the platzl. Each of the 3 race categories pass by the Aid station set up in the platzl during their races, while waiting check out one of the many pubs, European themed restaurants or cafes, play a giant game of chess, check out the Heritage Museum, the largest freestanding cuckoo clock in North America or just enjoy the socializing. Visit the Gran Fondo website for more information about the race.
While some people might not be very excited by the Farmer’s Almanac prediction of having a ‘harsh and cold’ winter, we’re looking forward to it! The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been published since 1792 and using over 200 years of weather data, makes predictions for the upcoming seasons each year when it’s released on the second Tuesday in September, with this winter being forecasted as colder & snowier. Cheers to that!
Jack Burnett, editor of the Farmer’s Almanac appeared on CTV’s Canada AM recently and said we are in for “the T-Rex of winters”. To check out the full predictions visit this CTV article.
Here’s to hoping that prediction holds true, help motivate Mother Nature and start doing your snowdance. Kimberley Alpine Resort’s tentative opening date is December 12th, post your snowdance pics & videos using #mykimberley and start the anticipation of winter now!
On Tuesday September 8th, watch a presentation of the best high-adrenaline films entered into the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival competition Banff Mountain Film Festivals Radical Reels Tour 2015. The Radical Reels program is made up of short, action-packed climbing, paddling, mountain biking, base jumping, skiing, snowboarding, and other adrenaline sport films. Check out the Radical Reels Tour trailer on Youtube.
Show will be at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training centre, doors open at 6:00pm and Movie starts at 7:00pm, purchase tickets online.
A lot of building investments, a slew of new businesses, a plethora of festivals and activities, mixed with an enthusiastic local spirit has helped Kimberley’s tourism industry stay strong in a time when many have seen a decline. According to Kevin Wilson, the City of Kimberley’s Economic Development Officer, “With the exchange rate at its lowest levels in 13 years, our region is enjoying the duel benefit of more visits from Americans as well as increased visitation from neighbours in Alberta who are staying closer to home.”
Read more about the “Positive Trends in Kimberley” on the e-know website.
Jordan Knox, the manager of Montana’s Cookhouse, located here in Trickle Creek Lodge, has been keeping a secret! He is a contributing writer for ‘Canada’s go to site for food service professionals’. His most recent article “Five things that contribute to a food-forward town” is all about his move to Kimberley and what he’s found out about the food in our town.