Upcoming events at Kimberley Alpine Resort

Mark your calendars; Community Day, Avalanche Awareness, ULLR Dag approaching.

The ski season is in full swing and Kimberley Alpine Resort (KAR) has a number of upcoming events to celebrate the snow.

On Friday, Jan. 11, KAR will be offering all College of the Rockies students free lift tickets for Night Skiing, in appreciation of the North Star Gear Box project. College nights will continue for the rest of the season on Friday nights. From 5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. (night skiing hours), college students (with valid student ID) can get discounted rates: $10 lift ticket, $10 burger & Beer, $10.00 rentals. College nights are followed by live music at the Stemwinder.

Also coming up this weekend is KAR’s annual Community Day, where locals can ski and snowboard for free with proof of residency. There is also a barbecue, where proceeds will go towards supporting Kimberly native, Jamie Cassleman, who is a member of the Canadian National Alpine Development Team.

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, Jan. 19 as well, because KAR is hosting Avalanche Awareness Day; a national celebration of Canada’s avalanche safety expertise.

From 12p.m. to 3p.m., the latest in avalanche equipment will be demonstrated at the Kimberley Search and Rescue booth in the KAR Plaza. Search and Rescue members will also be there to answer any and all questions. There will also be transceiver education and a search game in the plaza at that time.

At 1p.m., watch the Search and Rescue team hold their annual demonstration with the avalanche dog. The day then wraps up at 4p.m. with prizes in the Stemwinder.

Also coming up is the ever-popular ULLR Dag Festival on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 4p.m. to 7p.m.. The annual event pays homage to the ULLR Norse God of Snow. KAR will continue the tradition with a snow dance, bon fire and other festivities. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their best viking wear. (Viking helmets available at the dollar store in the Platzl.)

Enjoy live music at the Stemwinder from 3p.m. to 6p.m., alongside viking games (archery, hammer throw, arm wrestling, face painting, helmet decorating and more) at 4p.m.. At 6p.m. the Ode to ULLR bonfire will take place in the parking lot, with prizes for best dressed, crowning of the king and queen, music performances, fire spinning and more will take place.

For more information and a full list of events, visit skikimberley.com or visit the Kimberley Alpine Resort Facebook page.


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