Kimberley Ski Resort

Kimberley Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Kimberly, BC. We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Kimberley stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Kimberley is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Kimberley Ski Resort.

Kimberley Lodging:

Kimberley Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Kimberley has a total of 68 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,800 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 728 hectares, 3 square miles, or 7 square kilometers.

Kimberley's slopes see on average 160 inches (63 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 13 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,800(7 km2)
Annual Snowfall
160"(63 cm)

Kimberley Ski Resort Elevation

Kimberley Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 6,500 feet, or 1,981 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,035 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,465 feet (751 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Kimberley's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
6,500'(1,981 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,465'(751 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,035'(1,230 m)

Kimberley Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
60.3out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Kimberley's difficulty level of 60.3 is above average. 80% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Kimberley has 1,800 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Kimberley's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 42% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 38% as expert.
20%(360 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
42%(756 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
38%(684 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Kimberley Ski Resort good for beginners?

Kimberley is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 62% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Kimberley Ski Resort Location

Kimberley Ski Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Kimberly, BC.

Kimberly, BC V1A Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
49.68789, -116.00700

Getting to Kimberley Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Kimberley Ski Resort), its coordinates of 49.68789, -116.00700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Kimberly, BC to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Kimberley Ski Resort.

Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB212 km

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Kimberley.

Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International AirportYXCCranbrook, BC18 km
Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional AirportYCGCastlegar, BC125 km
Glacier Park International AirportFCAKalispell, MT199 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Kimberley Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Kimberley Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Fernie Alpine ResortFernie, BC7,050 ft65%71 km
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski AreaFairmont Hot Springs, BC5,200 ft42%73 km
Panorama Mountain VillagePanorama, BC7,875 ft71%87 km
WhitewaterNelson, BC6,567 ft62%90 km
Castle MountainPincher Creek, AB7,463 ft79%94 km
Silver MountainKellogg, ID6,300 ft58%97 km
Salmo Ski HillSalmo, BC3,100 ft33%109 km
Turner MountainLibby, MT5,952 ft68%122 km
Fortress Mountain ResortKananaskis, AB8,400 ft55%139 km
Whitefish MountainWhitefish, MT6,817 ft65%146 km
Nakiska SkiKananaskis, AB7,415 ft58%152 km
Schweitzer MountainSandpoint, ID6,400 ft67%155 km
Banff Sunshine VillageBanff, AB8,957 ft79%159 km

Kimberley Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation6,500 ft
Base Elevation4,035 ft
Vertical Drop2,465 ft
(20% Beginner,  42% Intermediate,  38% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,800
Avg. Annual Snowfall160 inches
Kimberley Ski Resort Mountain Stats