Kimberley | Canada

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Resort info

Resort info

Set among the magnificent peaks of the Purcell range of the Rocky Mountains, a Kimberley ski holiday has a variety of skiing and boarding on around 1,800 acres of tree lined slopes. A small, purpose built village lies at the foot of the slopes, offering ski-in/ski-out accommodation and a laid back, friendly atmosphere, making it an excellent choice for families.

There is a mix of terrain, from gentle rolling cruisers to challenging black trails. Kimberley also boasts North America’s largest gladed terrain, the Black Forest, with a dozen runs where the powder lasts for weeks. The rail park also offers rails, boxes and other features suitable for all riders.

Off the slopes

Off the slopes

Trickle Creek Lodge has 80 ski-in/ski-out units at the resort base and is also home to the popular Montana’s BBQ and Bar, a great place for post-ski dinner and drinks. The Stemwinder Bar and Grill in the adjacent Polaris Lodge is also a very popular après spot.

Close to the resort is the pretty town of Kimberley with a number of dining and shopping options. The resort can be reached from Calgary, but is just 10 minutes transfer from the Canadian Rockies International Airport at Cranbrook.

The resort offers cross-country skiing, including a 2 mile loop which is flood-lit every evening. Kimberley also offers the longest illuminated runs in North America for their night skiing on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for those who like to ski under the stars. Fat-biking, skating and snowshoeing are also available.

Resort Stats

Resort Stats

Transfer / Driving Times
Cranbrook (10 minutes)
Calgary (5 hrs)
Base elevation
4,035 feet
Terrain Park
RCR rail park
Top elevation
6,500 feet
Avg annual snowfall
150 inches
Vertical drop
2,465 feet
Lift capacity (pax/hour)
6,452
Number of runs
80, including 12 gladed runs
Ski season
early Dec to mid Apr
Number of lifts
5 inc 1 Quad & 1 triple
Skiable terrain
1,800 acres – 38% advanced, 42% intermediate & 20% beginner
Frontier’s Personal Experience

“I absolutely loved the European/Bavarian architecture of Kimberley and also the fact all of the staff who work the resort are locals and not seasonal workers, so is has a real Canadian feel. I visited Kimberley as part of a multi-resort road trip and due to its position, it works so well as part of a bigger trip.”

Michael Williamson,
Frontier Ski