Kimberley Alpine Resort

Kimberley Alpine Resort

Kimberley Alpine Resort is a great family-friendly ski area in BC!
The snow, the runs, the views! Our family had the best time at Kimberley Alpine Resort in Kimberley, BC! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds

Kimberley is the real deal.

This year, our family was looking to branch out our ski experience. I put the question to my followers: “Recommendations for best family ski experiences?”. There were so many replies and great tips, but the most passionate responses, without a doubt, came from fans of Kimberley Alpine Resort.

Green lights all the way at Kimberley Mountain Resort
There are so many runs to choose from! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds

I can see why. Kimberley’s tagline is “Small Town Charm, Big Mountain Experience”. It’s so true! As my husband put it, when you visit Kimberley, you aren’t visiting one mountain – you are basically visiting FOUR!

We didn't encounter any lift lines at Kimberley Alpine Resort.
No chair lift lines here! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds

The experience

We started our day on Northstar Mountain, via the express quad chair. (We didn’t ever have to wait in line, BTW.) Right from the lift I was impressed – there are views for days! Also, Northstar gets sun all day – we had great visibility to go with great snow and perfect spring skiing temperatures!

Buckhorn was one of our favourite runs at Kimberley Alpine Resort.
Buckhorn was one of our favourite runs! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds

After lunch, we split up. My blue-run-loving daughter and I stayed on Northstar. There are so many different runs to choose from there! My husband and black-diamond-loving daughter branched out to try Tamarack Ridge, Vimy Ridge and the Black Forest. They sampled a variety of blues and blacks off the Tamarack Double Chair and the Easter Triple Chair and loved all the options. (My daughter and I loved Buckhorn and my husband and other daughter loved the Dean’s Runs and Magma.)

Kimberley Alpine resort is so vast that we often felt like we had the mountain to ourselves!
There are so many options at Kimberley that it can feel like you have the mountain to yourself! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds

The vibe

The Kimberley experience is laid back and super-friendly. Ticketing and the ski rental process were both done in record time! We encountered many staff members who clearly love seeing little skiers! (Special shout out to the fellow working the quad chair who always told us we were getting the best chair on the mountain, regardless of which number we had!) Skiers of all abilities visit Kimberley and the vibe is very cool – people are there to have fun, be active with their families and enjoy some sun and snow! We even saw a skiing banana!

The views are epic at Kimberley Mountain Resort
My photos will never do justice to the incredible views! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds

Our one-day ski experience left us wanting more, and for our next visit we plan to look into accommodations right on the hill. Kimberley offers more than just downhill skiing – visitors can check out cross-country skiing, winter fat biking and snowshoeing too! If you’re considering a visit to Kimberley, it pays to plan ahead. The resort offers both multi-day and advance-purchase discounts!

Jumping for joy at Kimberley Alpine Resort
Jumping for joy! Thanks for an epic experience, Kimberley – we’ll be back soon! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds

Kimberley Alpine Resort

  • WHERE: 301 N Star Blvd, Kimberley, British Columbia
  • INFO: 68+ runs, almost 2,500 ft of vertical, annual average snowfall of 13 feet! 1 high speed quad chair, 1 triple chair, 1 double chair, 1 t-bar and 1 magic carpet
  • MORE INFO: at skikimberley.com
  • PAIR IT WITH A PLAYGROUND: Our family has visited Kimberley summer and winter during our visits to the Columbia Valley! The area is about an hour away from Kimberley and we’ve discovered some of the Best Playgrounds in the Columbia Valley!

Our thanks to Kimberley Alpine Resort for generously hosting our family for our spring skiing visit in March 2024! We look forward to our next visit to this wonderful, family-friendly mountain paradise!

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