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 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!
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.
Kimberley Ski Resort Difficulty Level
60.3out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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.
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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 Airport||YYC||Calgary, AB||212 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 Airport||YXC||Cranbrook, BC||18 km|
|Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional Airport||YCG||Castlegar, BC||125 km|
|Glacier Park International Airport||FCA||Kalispell, MT||199 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.
|Fernie Alpine Resort||Fernie, BC||7,050 ft||65%||71 km|
|Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area||Fairmont Hot Springs, BC||5,200 ft||42%||73 km|
|Panorama Mountain Village||Panorama, BC||7,875 ft||71%||87 km|
|Whitewater||Nelson, BC||6,567 ft||62%||90 km|
|Castle Mountain||Pincher Creek, AB||7,463 ft||79%||94 km|
|Silver Mountain||Kellogg, ID||6,300 ft||58%||97 km|
|Salmo Ski Hill||Salmo, BC||3,100 ft||33%||109 km|
|Turner Mountain||Libby, MT||5,952 ft||68%||122 km|
|Fortress Mountain Resort||Kananaskis, AB||8,400 ft||55%||139 km|
|Whitefish Mountain||Whitefish, MT||6,817 ft||65%||146 km|
|Nakiska Ski||Kananaskis, AB||7,415 ft||58%||152 km|
|Schweitzer Mountain||Sandpoint, ID||6,400 ft||67%||155 km|
|Banff Sunshine Village||Banff, AB||8,957 ft||79%||159 km|
Kimberley Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||6,500 ft|
|Base Elevation||4,035 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,465 ft|
(20% Beginner, 42% Intermediate, 38% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||160 inches|