We love skiing Kimberley in BC Canada. Its relaxed, kid friendly, fun for parents too – given its one base area, with convenient mountain lodging in the perfectly compact village. Ski Kimberley has skiing day and night, cool Canadian après ski, and a homey family vibe. Kimberley’s ski terrain is well laid out, offering 1,800 acres, something for everyone, even night skiing weekends.
Kimberley is 4 hours southwest of Calgary, so we highly recommend you make a long weekend or a ski week of your stay. The Trickle Creek Lodge in the heart of the cozy ski village is ideally situated, a four star ski hotel. Ask for a slope view suite, with a fireplace and balcony!
Arriving at Trickle Creek Lodge, you whisk your skis to an awaiting locker that is just steps to the ski lifts, so easy, then park your car underground for your stay – this means no scraping of ice and snow on departure day! The Lodge is modern, but reflects the surrounding Canadian wilderness with grand timbers, river rock and mountain décor. The Lobby’s living room is a grand space to gather. The 80 ski-in, ski-out condo-style hotel units range in size. Our studio offered a full kitchen, private bedroom, big bathroom, fireplace and balcony.
Lodge highlights, besides being steps to skiing, are the huge heated outdoor heated pool plus two hot tubs overlooking the trails, a perfect place to soak after a big day exploring Kimberley’s great trails and glades.
Buckhorn & Main is Trickle Creek’s on-site restaurant downstairs, offering truly excellent food (try Chef’s Sofrito chicken) and views for the village and ski slopes. We loved the cozy long wood bar by the fireplace. Happy Hour après ski deals are frequent here, along with nightly dinner deals that are yummy and affordable. An Express Ski Lunch is offered certain days, super swift and steps to the lift, so you can enjoy a homemade meal and be back on the slopes in no time.
Après ski, unwind at Stemwinder’s just a short stroll from our Lodge in the Polaris – this very convivial circular bar and lounge has more mountain views and a fun pub menu, plus local beers on tap. Try the Trash Can Nachos! Or a juicy burger, an artisan wood fired pizza or my fave – the taco salad! Evening entertainment is frequent, and locals are too – always a good sign in ski country! Kids can night ski, longest lit trail in Canada, or play outside in the snow in the village plaza while parents enjoy a cocktail or craft beer.
Go Ski Kimberley, and stay slope-side, and don’t miss Kimberley’s fantastic downtown Platzl – see the world’s largest cuckoo clock and stroll the “Bavarian of the Rockies” highest village in Canada just a mile down the mountain road.
Kimberley Alpine Resort is on the Epic Pass as a partner resort. Kimberley is also on the scenic skiers’ Powder Highway, so you can include skiing at nearby sister Resort of the Canadian Rockies – Fernie and Kicking Horse. On your return to Calgary, you can ski Panorama and Banff Alberta’s skiing at Sunshine, Lake Louise and Norquay.
“Every adventure starts with a yes”