Let’s go skiing; Kimberley Alpine Resort to open early

A preview weekend on December 5 and 6 has been announced by RCR

There’s plenty of snow on North Star Mountain just waiting for you this weekend.

There’s plenty of snow on North Star Mountain just waiting for you this weekend.

It’s the announcement every skier in Kimberley has been waiting for — the Kimberley Alpine Resort is opening early.

Scheduled for an opening day of December 12, KAR announced over the weekend that they would open for a preview weekend on December 5 and 6, 2015.

With a few timely dumps of snow and optimum conditions for snow-making, it’s a go, says area manager Ted Funston.

“We are excited to have had such a strong start to the winter in Kimberley, and look forward to welcoming back up our loyal skiers and riders to experience the great snow.  We’ve received about 1.3 meters of snowfall up top year-to-date, and due to the hard work of our summer grooming and winter track-packing crews many runs up on the Easter Chair are skiing well and ready to go!    We are looking forward to seeing everyone up here on December 5th.”

“El Niño has performed and we’re seeing the snowy benefits of some of the deepest snowfall to date along the Powder Highway of British Columbia. This is the place to be this winter,” says Powder Matt Mosteller, noted Ski Blogger and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies VP of Marketing.

Not all the runs will be open, but a lot of terrain will be available.

The Resort hopes to have the Easter Chair running, as well as the Quad and the beginner Magic Carpet.