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Kimberley Alpine Resort

Kimberley Alpine Resort
Resort's base in 2012
Resort's base in 2012
Kimberley Alpine Resort is located in British Columbia
Kimberley Alpine Resort
Kimberley Alpine Resort
Location within British Columbia
Kimberley Alpine Resort is located in Canada
Kimberley Alpine Resort
Kimberley Alpine Resort
Kimberley Alpine Resort (Canada)
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Nearest major cityKimberley (adjacent)
Cranbrook – 30 km (19 mi)
Coordinates49°41′06″N 116°00′50″W / 49.685°N 116.014°W / 49.685; -116.014
StatusOperating
OwnerResorts of the Canadian Rockies
Vertical   751 m (2,464 ft)[1]
Top elevation1,982 m (6,503 ft)
Base elevation1,231 m (4,039 ft)
Skiable area7.28 km2 (1,800 acres)[2]
Trails80
Longest run6.4 km (4.0 mi)
Lift system5 total (3 chairlifts,
1 T-bar, 1 magic carpet)
Lift capacity6,452 per hour
Terrain parksYes
Snowfall400 cm (160 in)
SnowmakingYes, 10%
Night skiingYes
Websiteskikimberley.com

Kimberley Alpine Resort is a ski resort in southwestern Canada, located in Kimberley, British Columbia.[3]

In the Purcell Mountains on the northeast face of North Star Hill, Kimberley's vertical drop is 751 m (2,464 ft) with a summit elevation of 1,982 m (6,503 ft) above sea level.[1] The ski season commonly starts in mid-December and runs until early April.[4]

The resort maintains 80 runs (with 20% beginner, 42% intermediate, and 38% advanced trails) and five lifts: a high-speed quad chairlift (the North Star Express), a triple chair (the Easter), a double chair (the Tamarack), a T-bar (the Owl) and a magic carpet, leading to an hourly lift capacity of 6,452.[1]

The ski area opened in 1948 as North Star with a 245-metre-long (800 ft) rope tow; a T-bar installed a decade later was over 1.8 km (1.1 mi) in length, vertically climbing 460 m (1,500 ft) in eleven minutes.[5]

View from the top of the North Star Express chair lift

Management

The ski resort is operated by Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc., which also owns Fernie Alpine Resort, Nakiska, Mont Sainte-Anne, and Stoneham; the latter two are located in Quebec.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c Resort of the Canadian Rockies (2007). "Kimberley - Mountain statistics". Archived from the original on 2007-03-06. Retrieved 2007-04-12.
  2. ^ Canada-Ski (2007). "Ski Kimberley statistics". Retrieved 2007-04-12.
  3. ^ Williams, Dick (December 28, 1961). "Kimberley slopes cleared". The Spokesman-Review. p. 9.
  4. ^ "Kimberley Alpine Resort Ski Resort | SkiCentral.com". www.skicentral.com. Retrieved 2024-05-15.
  5. ^ Williams, Dick (December 8, 1959). "New lift capacity brightens North Star skiing facilities". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 9.
  6. ^ "Epic Pass - Resorts of the Canadian Rockies".


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