Fun filled Kimberley weekend

No excuse to stay home this holiday weekend; Kimberley has plenty to offer

Fireworks will light up the slopes at KAR on New Year's Eve.

 

It’s shaping up to be quite a weekend and New Years Eve at the Kimberley Alpine Resort as most accommodators are booked solid for the last few days of the holiday season. And there are plenty of fun activities all over town as well.

Up at the Resort, night skiing is underway; there’s a kid’s rail jam planned for Sunday and there are all kinds of New Year’s Eve activities on the slate.

To prepare for the Rail Jam, hit the Rail Park this Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn to safely master some of the rails and features. These sessions will be ongoing all season.

Then on Sunday, the rail jam is on from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Rail Park Register 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the tent by the Quad Late Registration from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Rail Park This event will be for children ages 4-12. There will be age divisions based on registrations. Prizes will be awarded. The focus will be on fun and safety. This is a perfect event for beginners and novices. All entrants will need a Park Pass to participate.

There will be live music at the Stemwinder all weekend.

On Saturday, don’t forget the annual Turkey Run-Off at the Lois Creek Trails. The mass start is at noon at the Trail Street trail entrance.

On New Year’s Eve itself, Kimberley will be hopping. There’s New Year’s Eve at the Marysville Pub. This event, featuring the music of the Hollers, is already sold out. The Elk’s Club is also throwing a New Year’s Eve dinner and dance, with music by 60 Hertz. The Edge Pub also has a New Years Eve party planned, with DJ music from Jeremy C and no cover charge.

And up on the hill, the Kimberley Alpine Resort has something for any age, beginning with fireworks from 7:30 to 9 p.m. the fireworks are brought to you by Kimberley Alpine Resort, Tourism Kimberley, Kimberley Snowmobile, Mountain Spirit Resort and Rocky’s Ski & Snowboard.

After the fireworks, it’s your choice for New Years Eve fun. There is a gala at the Stemwinder (adults only) with entertainment by New Moon, a late night pizza buffet and more. There is also a Family Fun New Years Eve party with live DJ music (DJ Peter Parker & The Reece Master) and skating and bonfire party from 7 to 10 p.m. as well. And of course, night skiing will be ongoing as well.

As for conditions, the North Star high speed quad, Easter chair, Tamarack chair, Owl T-Bar and Magic carpet are all open.

And don’t forget the Nordic Trails are in great shape as well.

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