Splash down at Kimberley Alpine Resort

Splash pond on Saturday; Dummy Downhill on Sunday part of Spring Splash activities

Have a splashing good time at Kimberley Alpine Resort this weekend.

It’s the best of times and the worst of times. The best of times because there is nothing more fun than the Spring Splash weekend at Kimberley Alpine Resort; and the worst of times because it means skiing is over for another year — except for those hardy souls who continue to hike the hill until there is no more snow.

In any event, it is time for Kimberley Alpine Resort’s biggest party. It will follow the same schedule as every year, the splash pond on Saturday, the Dummy Downhill on Sunday; live music, big crowds and fun, fun, fun. And new this year, the Resort is offering heli-sightseeing flights. Five seats are available per flight, at $139.95 plus tax per person. That gives you a 15 minute flight over KAR and Kimberley.

Spring Splash gets started on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the plaza with a barbecue and beer gardens, photo booth, plaza games, free facepainting and more, although if you want to register for the splash pond, registration opens at 9 a.m.

Live music with Mile High Club begins at noon and Spring Splash events, including the splash pond, begin at 2:15 p.m. Awards will be presented at 4:45 p.m. At 5 p.m. there’s more live music  with Jory Kinjo and the Static and then at 7 p.m Oak Republic plays at the Stemwinder.

On Sunday, April 3, registration for the Dummy Downhill begins at 9 a.m. The barbecue and beer gardens open at 11 a.m. Live music begins with Lucas Hanny and The Fable Hoppers. The Dummy Downhill begins at 3 p.m. with awards at 4 p.m.

The Good Ol’ Goats perform at 4:30 p.m.

The Resort is reporting spring skiing conditions with great coverage, so come on up and take a few final runs and watch, or take part in, all the Spring Splash festivities.

 

Just Posted

Cranbrook vet receives Quilt of Valour

Local Quilts of Valour representative Cindy Postnikoff presented another quilt this week,… Continue reading

Four impaired drivers grabbed in Kimberley over weekend

Over the past three days Kimberley RCMP removed four impaired drivers from… Continue reading

WildSafeBC 2018 season has begun

Is your yard ready for spring and free of wildlife attractants?

Jean Minifie named Lady of the Year by Beta Sigma Phi chapter

The Beta Sigma Phi chapter held a dinner on Tuesday, April 17… Continue reading

UPDATED: 9 killed, 16 injured after van hits pedestrians in Toronto

Toronto police say nine people have died and 16 are injured

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Vancouver to rake in $30 million in empty homes tax in first year

The tax is the first of its kind in Canada, and was intended to address the city’s near-zero vacancy rate

B.C.’s snowpack continues to increase, melting delayed

River Forecast Centre official says sudden melting further into the season could cause flooding

Another B.C. First Nation voices support for Kinder Morgan pipeline

Simpcw First Nation claims people living on one-third of pipeline route support the project

Protesters argue both sides of B.C.’s SOGI curriculum at teachers’ union office

The sexual orientation and gender identity program was launched as a pilot project last year

Prankster broadcasts fake nuclear threat in Winnipeg

The audio recording on Sunday warned of a nuclear attack against Canada and the United States

ICBC reform aims to slow rising car insurance costs

‘Pain and suffering’ payouts to be capped, major injury limit to double

Saskatchewan introduces law to allow control of oil, gas exports

The Prairie province has already said it is supporting Alberta in a dispute with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline

Most Read