We come to Kimberly every year a few times from Calgary and absolutely love it! Kimberley (unlike other hills around) ALWAYS have snow for New Years and throughout the winter! We have yet to have a year with no Powder! Love the town, the locals, and the snowboarding! The hill is good for all, experienced on the back side and beginners on the front (Snowboarders get a good fast wax to get to the back side’s Blacks you need to traverse a bit.. but it’s not too bad). For the kids: Our friends put their 3 year old in the Morning ski lesson’s and then afternoon day care program.. which they loved so they could ski together and their daughter had a fantastic time. Then she joined us after in the pub for a snack while we enjoyed some brews, afterwards we all danced to the band!
Hints for a great time to be had:
For Apres: the Stemwinder is where the party is!
We’ve stayed in Sullivan Stone which is Brand Spanking New(which was by far our favorite; high end, clean, ski-in/out, the units are spread across 3 floors so privacy with a group). Bit of a walk up after Apres
Copper Springs is good as well.. if you don’t mind a bit older, the 2 bed with a loft unit’s were nice, and there’s a sledding hill right in front of the Units which was fun.
Also Chicamon Springs is really nice (it’s got that NEW thing going for it as well)!
All have private hot tubs.. which if you’re staying in the mountains and skiing is a MUST HAVE!