Calgary singer-songwriter Michael Bernard Fitzgerald will be bringing a quartet to the Kimberley Conference Centre on February 16th for a concert and dance party that is sure to appeal to the young and the young-at-heart.
MBF, as he is popularly known, is a rising star in the alternative/folk/soul genre of popular music with an impressive collection of albums, EPs, and singles to his name. For much of the past decade he has toured North America, Europe and the UK, appearing at clubs, theaters, and festivals including the Calgary, Ottawa, and Winnipeg Folk Music Festivals in Canada. MBF has appeared on stage with Bryan Adams, Joel Plaskett, Steve Winwood, Third Eye Blind, and Ben Harper among others.
Fitzgerald plays a Gibson J45 acoustic guitar upon which he composes many of his songs. He is inspired by the likes of Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Feist, Souls of Mischief and Mason Jennings. His stated goal is to pursue his craft as honestly as possible – devoid of smoke and mirrors.
The concert & dance party at the Kimberley Conference Centre has been arranged by Kimberley Arts Council’s Live at Studio 64 committee member Peter Kearns in liaison with the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. It will coincide with Family Day at Kimberley Alpine Resort and organizers are hoping to attract visiting skiers as well as locals to what is expected to be an upbeat and lively event. Tickets, priced $28 for Kimberley Arts Council members, $30 for non-members, are available at Centre 64 (250-427-4919) or online.
Kimberley, B.C – Come get your first turns of the season at Kimberley Alpine Resort this Saturday, December 15. Mother Nature and this week’s winter weather has given a boost to the mountain and our snowmaking crews.
We are pleased to be able to have the North Star Quad Chair, the Easter Chair, and the Magic Carpet open. With multiple runs off the Easter Chair including: Caper, Dean Left & Right, Upper Anton’s, All Over, Purl, Flapper, Magma, Comet, & Ridgeway to the base. Skiing on the front side will be on the Main, and Buckhorn & Twilight down to Hoot’s Way.
For a full listing of lifts, runs and services open please see our Snow Report.
Photo | Caper – December 13th
Kimberley, B.C – We are excited to announce that Kimberley Alpine Resort is embracing the growing trend of uptracking and is the first resort in the region to offer a self-guided uptrack route within its ski area boundary! Plus it’s free for season pass holders (day tickets available for others).
Uptracking (skinning, uphill skiing, skitouring, etc.) is a great way to get some exercise, fresh air, and to earn your turns.
Safety is a priority at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, through formalizing our Uptracking program within resort boundaries we are equipped to allow both uptracking and resort work to be done simultaneously.
Please review rules & regulations and see where our uptracking zone will be on our website.
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!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: December 5th, 2017
Kimberley Alpine Resort to open for the winter season this weekend
Kimberley, B.C – We are pleased to announce that Kimberley Alpine Resort will be open for 7-day a week operation starting on Saturday, December 9th! A snowy November has made for a solid base up on the mountain and so we are keen to get skiing and riding! Most terrain off of the Easter Chair will be open, this includes skiing in the Vimy Ridge zone, and the upper parts of the Black Forest and Tamarack Ridge zones. Access to the Easter Chair will be by way of the North Star Express Quad Chair. Exit off the mountain back to the base will be by way of the Ridgeway ski way. (Please be aware and ski with care, and watch for early season hazards. Skiing on the Easter Chair is not recommended for first-timers or beginners). Services open will be Guest Services, Winter Sports School (lessons start Dec 16th), Rental & Repair shops, NEW Buckhorn & Main restaurant located in Trickle Creek Lodge, Stemwinder Bar & Grill, Slopeside Café and the Retail Shop.
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Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
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