From early December to early April, Kimberley Alpine Resort (250/427-4881 or 800/258-7669, www.skikimberley.com) provides great skiing and snowboarding on a wide variety of slopes four kilometers (2.5 miles) west of downtown. Currently there are 67 named runs covering 738 hectares (1,800 acres), with a maximum vertical rise of 750 meters (2,460 feet). Most beginners and intermediates will be content on the well-groomed main slopes, while more experienced skiers and boarders will want to head to the expert terrain served by the Easter Chair. Lift tickets are adult $60, senior $48, child $42. Summer activities include chairlift rides, hiking, mountain biking, and luge rides.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition