Kimberley Alpine Resort will open Saturday

24-7 work by snow-making crews makes Saturday opening possible

The North Star quad will be running this Saturday at KAR.

It has been an up and down December for those in Kimberley doing the snow dance in anticipation of the ski season, but Mother Nature has cooperated enough this week to allow Kimberley Alpine Resort to open this Saturday, December 20.

The cooperation came in the form of temperatures cold enough to allow round the clock snow making rather than natural snow, but they’ll take it up at KAR.

“With the colder temperatures this week our snow-making crews having been working around the clock to make as much snow as they can to get us ready to open,” said Area Manager Ted Funston. “For the weekend we will be offering the Northstar Quad chair with the Main run, the Owl T-bar, and the Magic Carpet.  There is snow in the forecast and we look forward to getting more lifts and runs open as soon as we can.”

Matt Mosteller, VP of Marketing for parent company RCR, says opening day is exciting no matter how many runs are open.

“This is so much more than number of runs or which lifts as it is a celebration for our community,” Mosteller said. “The start of skiing and snowboarding season is a tradition. We are excited to get this party started to kick off the season this Saturday and look forward to sharing turns and Joy with all our skiing family and friends.

“We are also thankful for all those who are involved in the Tourism Industry in our community and appreciate all those businesses getting ready for Holiday guests & visitors to share the Kimberley good times! As we thank Tourism Kimberley, Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Destination BC for all their support.”

The Christmas New Years week is traditionally the busiest of the year at KAR and all kinds of free, family-fun activites have been planned, including Family Treasure Hunts, Family Dual Slalom obstacle course races, Kidz Korner Movie and activity nights, photos with Santa, etc.

Night skiing will start on December 26th.

This weekend KAR is pleased to be offering all of their services including:

The Stemwinder Bar and Grill showcasing favourite local band the Oak Republic.

Ski School – will be open for lessons and booking multi-week programs

Mountain Edge Retail Cabin – open this week to come up and do your Christmas shopping

Guest Services – to pick up your season pass or get your Ski More Card

Rental Shop – come get your skis tuned or mounted before the skiing starts

Please call Guest Services for more information at 250-427-4881 or visit us at http://www.skikimberley.com/.

 

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

Just Posted

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau. (Black Press Media)
OPINION: Examining preliminary results from the 2020 BC Election

Some thoughts to ponder as British Columbia awaits the final results from mail-in ballots

Your Columbia River Revelstoke candidates; Nicole Cherlet (NDP); Samson Boyer (Green) and Doug Clovechok (BC Liberal). The polls are closed and ballots being counted. (File photo)
BC VOTES: Clovechok preliminary winner with 52 per cent of the vote

35 of 77 polls have reported and The Canadian Press is calling Clovechok winner

NDP headquarters on election night, Oct. 24, 2020. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
ELECTION 2020: Live blog from B.C. party headquarters

BC NDP projected to win majority government – but celebrations will look different this election

B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau outlines her party's climate action platform at Nanaimo's Vancouver Island Conference Centre earlier this month. (News Bulletin file photo)
Green leader Furstenau declared victor in her home riding on Vancouver Island

Cowichan Valley voters elect freshly minted party leader for her second term

John Horgan has been re-elected the MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca. (File-Black Press)
Horgan trounces challengers to be re-elected in his Vancouver Island riding

MLA has represented constituency of Langford-Juan de Fuca and its predecessors since 2005

NDP Leader John Horgan celebrates his election win in the British Columbia provincial election in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Horgan celebrates projected majority NDP government, but no deadline for $1,000 deposit

Premier-elect says majority government will allow him to tackle issues across all of B.C.

FILE – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets Premier John Horgan during a press conference at the BC Transit corporate office following an announcement about new investments to improve transit for citizens in the province while in Victoria on Thursday, July 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Trudeau congratulates Horgan on NDP’s election victory in British Columbia

Final count won’t be available for three weeks due to the record number of 525,000 ballots cast by mail

Comedic actor Seth Rogen, right, and business partner Evan Goldberg pose in this undated handout photo. When actor Seth Rogen was growing up and smoking cannabis in Vancouver, he recalls there was a constant cloud of shame around the substance that still lingers. Rogen is determined to change that. (Maarten de Boer ohoto)
Seth Rogen talks about fighting cannabis stigma, why pot should be as accepted as beer

‘I smoke weed all day and every day and have for 20 years’

Provincial Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau speaks at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)
VIDEO: Furstenau leads BC Greens to win first riding outside of Vancouver Island

Sonia Furstenau became leader of BC Greens one week before snap election was called

NDP Leader John Horgan elbow bumps NDP candidate Coquitlam-Burke Mountain candidate Fin Donnelly following a seniors round table in Coquitlam, B.C., Tuesday, October 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Horgan, NDP head for majority in B.C. election results

Record number of mail-in ballots may shift results

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

The Canadian border is pictured at the Peace Arch Canada/USA border crossing in Surrey, B.C. Friday, March 20, 2020. More than 4.6 million people have arrived in Canada since the border closed last March and fewer than one-quarter of them were ordered to quarantine while the rest were deemed “essential” and exempted from quarantining. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Majority of international travellers since March deemed ‘essential’, avoid quarantine

As of Oct. 20, 3.5 million travellers had been deemed essential, and another 1.1 million were considered non-essential

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam responds to a question during a news conference Friday October 23, 2020 in Ottawa. Canada’s top physician says she fears the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths may increase in the coming weeks as the second wave continues to drive the death toll toward 10,000. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s top doctor warns severe illness likely to rise, trailing spike in COVID-19 cases

Average daily deaths from virus reached 23 over the past seven days, up from six deaths six weeks ago

Most Read