Kimberley Ski Holidays

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Expert Opinion Our Expert
Rupert Hatfield

"Great for families and those with perhaps a week or two's ski experience, Kimberley is perfect for a small, friendly and hassle-free ski holiday. Also works as a stop-off on a Ski Safari through the Rockies."

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 8/10
  • Intermediates: 7/10
  • Advanced: 6/10
  • Families: 7/10
  • Nightlife: 4/10
  • Village Charm: 3/10
  • Affordability: 8/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 5/10
  • Sustainability: 5/10

Season: Mid Dec - Mid April

Nearest Airport: Cranbrook/ Calgary

Transfer Time: 20 mins/ 4½ hours

Transport: Transfer or Car Hire

Elevation: 6,500 ft

Vertical Drop: 2,465 ft

Ski Area: 1,800 acres

Ski Lifts: 5

Runs: 80

Grade: 38% advanced
42% intermediates
20% beginners

Why Kimberley?

The recent expansion of Cranbrook airport and better flight connections from the UK have hugely improved access to Kimberley, which is just 20 minutes from the airport.

The ski area is small at 1800 acres but has a good range of terrain with plenty for beginners and intermediates and some surprisingly challenging terrain accessible from the Easter chairlift.

The atmosphere is local and friendly and the cost of accommodation and skiing is very reasonable. There are one or two lively bars on the mountain, notably Kelsey's in the Marriott and the Bavarian-style town of Kimberley nearby has further apres-ski options, many specializing in German dishes.

Accommodation includes a hotel and condos large and small all either ski-in ski-out or a short walk from the lifts.

Other resorts - Whichever route you take, you travel past other resorts on the way to Kimberley - so it is best visited as part of a multi-resort Ski Safari holiday.

Ski Safaris Combine skiing in Kimberley with other resorts on the same holiday

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