In the end, there was nothing staff at the Kimberley Alpine Resort could do to make opening this Friday possible. The warm temperatures and rain have just proved to be too much.
“Mother Nature rules,” said RCR’s Matt Mosteller, who checked out conditions on the mountain Thursday morning. “In the spirit of Kimberley the team has worked extremely hard to try to make this happen but again with every turn Mother Nature has not made it possible right now.”
“After having received a good amount of natural snow, and having made piles of man-made snow due to the prior cold wintery temperatures, the powerful low pressure weather system that travelled through British Columbia this week has pushed the resort to now focus on an opening date of Saturday, December 20.”
Community Day, on which all local residents can ski for free, has been pushed back to January 11, 2015.
Mosteller says all season pass holders will continue to be able to ski free of charge at other RCR resorts including Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, and Nakiska Family Resort until Kimberley Alpine Resort opens.
Please check the events and band schedule at http://www.skikimberley.com/