Break out the neon onesies; it’s almost time for North Star Day

Kimberley Alpine Resort’s annual North Star Day is coming up on Saturday, Mar. 28, providing a chance for skiers and boarders to don their most extravagant and screamingly nostalgic spandex, neon, retro awesomeness they’ve been saving for such an occasion.

As well as celebrating the historical glory of spring skiing, this all-ages event has a full day of programming with a ton of different activities. The day begins with a historical ski tour of North Star Mountain at 10 a.m.

Registration for a mogul competition and ski ballet workshop also opens at 10. If you’re unfamiliar with ski ballet, please do yourself a favour and check it out on YouTube right away.

At 11 a.m. the beer gardens and barbecue open their gates. The bouncy castle, face painting and all other kids activities also begin at 11, as does the meet and greet with the Vahana Weed Eating Goats.

At 11:30 the band Blue Crush will strike up, providing the live soundtrack to the festivities in the plaza until 2:30.

Brian Wright is offering a musical history tour in the Stemwinder beginning at noon, but the ski ballet demo and workshop also begin at that time, so you’ll have to make a game-time decision on that one.

READ MORE: Registration open now for North Star Ski-Mo Race

Noon also marks the start of the Kootenay Haus Deck Party. There will be beer sampling from Stanley Park and Mill St. breweries beginning at 1 p.m. as well as another historical tour of the mountain. The mogul competition also begins at 1.

At 2:45 the awards ceremony will begin, with recognition being distributed for the mogul competition, the best dressed person, biggest hair, and best goggle tan.

Music will fire back up at 3 p.m. and run until 6 p.m. this time provided by the Mile High Club.

And don’t forget that the annual North Star Ski-Mo Race takes pladce this weekend, beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 15.



paul.rodgers@kimberleybulletin

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

College of the Rockies distributes over 75,000 items of PPE to local healthcare workers

Cranbrook, Kimberley and Gold Creek campuses donated their supplies from health and first aid programs

RCMP outline what callers can expect amid COVID-19

RCMP around B.C. are maintaining their core policing services and working to… Continue reading

More snow expected overnight Tuesday: Mainroad

Get ready for another blast of winter. Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting has… Continue reading

School District 6 planning services for families

Students would have returned to school this week

Search and Rescue B.C. urge caution during COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Search and Rescue Association and Emergency Management B.C. issued a statement… Continue reading

‘The Office’ star John Krasinski offers Some Good News in trying times

‘The human spirit still found a way to break through and blow us all away’

B.C. worker advocate group calls for more sick days, protected medical leave

COVID-19 highlights need for changes to workers legislation: Retail Action Network

New rules issued for B.C. construction projects, work camps for COVID-19

Coastal GasLink, LNG Canada, Trans Mountain and Site C carry on

Grand Forks distillery shifts to make sanitizer

How a Grand Forks distillery is stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic

Canada to spend $2B more on procuring medical supplies for COVID-19 fight

Government has signed deals with three companies

World COVID-19 updates: Putin may be exposed; 30,000 prisoners released

Comprehensive news update from around the world as of Tuesday, March 31.

Canada expands 75% wage subsidy to COVID-19 affected businesses of all sizes: Trudeau

Program will provide up to $847 per week for each worker

Most Read