PHOTOS: Opening day at Kimberley Alpine Resort

The ski hill is officially open for the 2018/19 season.

Kimberley Alpine Resort held their opening day on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Conner Mohnssen, Sir D, Allanah Gallus and Shona Rubens waited first in line for first chair, and each of them won a gift certificate to Buckhorn and Main for express lunch.

READ MORE: Kimberley Alpine Resort opens Dec. 15

Ted Funston, Area Manager at KAR says that it was a great start to the 2018/19 season.

On Saturday, the North Star Quad Chair, the Easter Chair and Magic Carpet were open. The resort will continue to open the rest of the hill as snowmaking continues and weather permits. Check the snow report for the latest information and updates at skikimberley.com.

READ MORE: Kimberley Alpine Resort introduces Up-Tracking route for 2018/19 season

Also new this year at the resort is an up-tracking route. Up-tracking tickets willbe $5 per day, and only available to purchase online The designated track is along the Boundary run up to the Kootenay Haus. No up-trackers will be allowed anywhere else on the mountain at any time.

There are also several events planned for the holiday season (Dec. 23, 2018 to Jan. 4, 2019). Family and kid activities will take place every day over the winter break, including skiing and breakfast with Santa, face painting, scavenger hunts, an ice skating party, family slalom events, children’s games, helmet decorating and more. All kids’ events are free.

On New Year’s Eve celebrate at the hill with their annual torch light parade and family party. Along with night skiing from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., there will be many other activities in the Plaza from 7 to 9:30 p.m., with the torch light parade at 8:50 p.m. and a fireworks display at 9 p.m..

Other events include:

Holiday Night Skiing: Dec. 26 – Jan. 5 (5:30-8:30 p.m.)

Kidz Night Out: Ages 5-12 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.. Call 250-427-0315 to sign up.

Outdoor Fun: Snowshoe Fondue & Fat Biking Tours 250-427-0315.

Telus Ski School: Daily group & private lessons 250-432-0315.

Wildhorse Childcare: 18 months to six years old 250-432-0301.

Stemwinder Music: Apres ski & live music.

For more information visit the Kimberley Alpine Resort Facebook page or give guest services a call at 250.427.4881.

OPENING DAY PHOTOS BY RYAN MCKENZIE.

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