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).
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.
Our team has been working hard on summer grooming to ensure our trails are top notch for skiing and riding! Check out some of our teams progress below (click on the image to find out where it is). Photos by Brian Copping.[images picture_size=”fixed” autoplay=”no” columns=”1″ column_spacing=”13″ scroll_items=”” show_nav=”yes” mouse_scroll=”no” border=”yes” lightbox=”yes” class=”” id=””] [image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”http://skikimberley.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Stemwinder-009-300×225.jpg” alt=”Stemwinder Run”] [image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”http://skikimberley.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Boundary-run-mowed-300×225.jpg” alt=”Mowing on Boundary Run”] [image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”http://skikimberley.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Dean-right-fork-300×225.jpg” alt=”Dean Right, fork”] [image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”http://skikimberley.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Moes-011-300×225.jpg” alt=”Moe’s Run”] [image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”http://skikimberley.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Rail-park-012-300×225.jpg” alt=”Rail Park”] [/images]
Can’t wait for winter!!
Ski Kimberley fall season ski pass sale is now on. Click the “Buy online” button to purchase. Buy Online
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It’s your last chance to take advantage of our Earlybird Season Pass & Ski School sale. Sale ends on Saturday, June 27th! Our guest services office will be open extended hours, Wednesday, June 24th through Saturday, June 27th from 10:30 am – 6:00 pm for season pass purchasing or purchase your pass online.
Matt Mosteller, For The Vancouver Sun
Published: December 7, 2014
Tucked away in the Southeastern corner of British Columbia is a gem of a ski town called Kimberley. You won’t read about it in recent skiing magazines touting top 50 ski towns in North America. It does not have that breath-taking backdrop of peaks framing main street. Many drive in and are not immediately captured in nets cast by glitzed up shops that adorn the streets of many US ski towns and a few Canadian destinations. Hordes of fur topped boots, Canada Goose clad people strut those places not here. Kimberley is ‘Do Town’ a place where the locals are busy immersing themselves in adventure. 5 reasons to visit Kimberley now for a different experience. Warning hanging with friendly outdoor people is contagious.
Glide gleefully. Science says it’s one of the healthiest things to do. Cross Country skiing rules in Kimberley. One of the best places in British Columbia to slide one foot in front of the other. The Kimberley Nordic Club, with over 30 km trackset for cross-country, dedicated snowshoe trails and over 6 km of magical night-time kick and glide.
Snow in your pants. Get lost in tree skiing here. With North America’s largest gladed tree skiing project, Kimberley Alpine Resort, offers more skiing than meets your eye when you drive into the base area. It is big, in fact bigger than the famed US ski resort, Beaver Creek, more fall-line vertical than many famous Canadian resorts, this is a place where the skiing and snowboarding will offer up surprise and powder stashes long after the storm. Bet your ski area doesn’t offer that.
Good grub. Your munchies will be taken care of here. Before skiing hit coffee at aptly named SnowDrift Cafe, during your turns hit slopeside for lunch at the Stemwinder Bar and Grill, and after ski nourishment hit one of these three. The Pedal & Tap, a biking spirited place with tummy warming goodness, meat lovers go for Camburger and vegi delight in the Glorious Bowl, Heart Beet, a vegetarian bistro, features filled with local farm fresh, don’t miss the Root Mash or The Old Bauernhaus, a Kimberley classic, you will love the setting, a 350 year old Bavarian farmhouse, mouth-watering features include, like Schnitzel Munich or Buttermilk Marinated Heritage Farms Free Range Chicken Breast. Now that should be enough to make you hungry to try Kimberley.
Passionate people. You may meet a famed outdoor & adventure writer for the Globe on the trails, a tech star who made the break to a natural life or the bartender at the local pub. They all share the passion for this place. Friendly down to earth folks who appreciate the good things in life and are busy out doing it, live here. Kimberley truly is that place to get yourself embedded in what’s important: the simple things.
Backcountry is out the back door. Kimberley is tucked away, snuggled up tight, hugging Mark Creek. If you don’t look quickly as you drive in from the South you might miss the high peaks of the Purcell Mountains that beckon out the back door. Adventure abounds for snowshoe enthusiasts and ski touring nuts, with 1000’s of peaks, ridges and hidden snow-filled valleys calling you. Be safe, check Avalanche Canada bulletins before you go and best to check in at Kootenay Mountain Works, local bike shop, filled with ski touring enthusiasts, keen to provide local knowledge.
Easy to get to. With the closest airport to skiing in Canada, Kimberley can boast, fly in and ski the same day. A short 12 minutes drive from airport to skiing, combined with a short hour flight from Vancouver on Pacific Coastal Airlines is what you could call ‘easy access!’.
Source: Vancouver Sun
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