Kimberley Ski Holidays - Amazing Powder Skiing In Canada
The snowy resort of Kimberley has a great reputation for some of the best powder skiing in Canada. The resort has invested heavily in some new chair lifts and infrastructure throughout the resort.
The ski holiday destination of Kimberley is home to 80 ski runs spread across 76 km of piste Kimberley can cater for all abilities. With a wide range of skiing on offer from wide open cruising to sharp steeps through the trees including some of the best expert skiing in North America.
Last Minute Ski Holidays in Kimberley - A Traditonal Village
There are plenty of off-piste opportunities on the backside of the resort. The entire back area has the feel of a deserted powder wonderland that you can explore without seeing any signs of modern civilization.
There are more than a dozen blacks immediately available form there top of the Easter Chairlift. The backside of the same mountain is the best place to explore for powder and natural moguls.
Cheap Ski Holidays - Night Skiing Available
When on holiday in Kimberley you can partake in some night skiing several nights a week, including a 3.3 km floodlit cross country trail. Your lift ticket to Kimberley also allows you to ski at Fernie which is located 90 minutes away.
The Kimberley Nordic Club have trails around the resort that should entertain any cross-country enthusiast on ski holiday in Kimberley.
Kimberley has a terrain park and half pipe located on the Rosa and Main trails up from the base lodge. There are plenty of natural hits around the area and the powder fields over the backside should entertain most freeriders when conditions are right.
Most of the terrain can be accessed by a high speed chair network making getting about fast and easy.
Kimberley has a small and growing base village with limited facilities currently - but Stemwinder's saloon is usual the best bet on the mountain. The original town, five minutes away, has a much bigger choice.
The Number 4 Mine 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.
Skoki Dogsledding on the Trickle Creek Golf Resort adjacent to the Kimberley Alpine Resort offers three hour learn-to-mush trips, skijoring courses and even full day trips.
Snowshoeing is also available on the Trickle Creek Golf Course guided or unguided. Alternatively guides can take you up our last chair lift of the day and snowshoe down with awesome views of the Rocky Mountains.
The resort's Mountain Recreation Centre offers racquetball, squash, indoor tennis, fitness room, walleyball, badminton and curling.
Hockey matches starring the local Kimberley Dynamiters are staged at a stadium in nearby Cranbrook.
If you want to skate less competitively yourself then North Star Pond at the resort base is where to go, skate rentals are available from the Rental Shop at the resort.
Kimberley has half a dozen eating choices on the mountain from the standard Day Lodge cafeteria to the more upmarket, but still pleasantly casual, Kelsey's (again) in the Marriott.
In the town there's a much bigger choice and everything available from pizza, pasta or prime rib thrrough sandwich, schnitzel or seafood to hamburger, hashbrowns and eggs or glazed ham.
A visit to the Old Bauernhaus Restaurant is not to be missed. The Baurnhaus was constructed in southern Bavaria about 350 years ago. The building was taken apart, shipped to Canada and re-built in Kimberley. It serves authentic German cuisine.
At Mary's Kitchen specialty items include Ukrainian perogies or the English style Fish & Chips.