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Kimberley Alpine Resort Profile

What is a Lazy Bavarian?

Kimberley  has a proud Germanic heritage, and “Lazy Bavarians” are the people who don’t show up to work until 11am on a powder day.

When the Lazy Bavarians are skiing Kimberley Alpine Resort, you might have to wait 2 minutes in a lift line. When they aren’t skiing, there’s no lift lines.

Kimberley Alpine Resort is basically a three lift hill in a small but very friendly town, and it’s a great little combo for an international seasonal worker.

There’s 1800 acres and 750m of vertical, and the mountain is neatly organised into various sections.

The Northstar area is blue groomer heaven. Vimy Ridge, Tamarack Ridge, and Black Forest have superb black diamond glade skiing. The seperate beginners area (with a tow and carpet lift) is a perfect place to teach newbies. There’s also an outstanding cross country ski area and an incredible climbing gym in the centre of town.

The Stemwinder Bar at the base of the main quad is a fantastic place to grab a beer at the end of the day. They have great live music and serve insanely large plates of Nachos. There’s also a couple of sun pits down secret trails at the top of the mountain where you can bring your own beer and meet cool people.

Unlike other ski towns in Canada, finding affordable housing is not insanely difficult. Here’s a link to the local Facebook rental page.

If you do go to Kimberley and car is really handy. The hill isn’t near the supermarket or the main town area. There’s no public transport.

Kimberley is an RCR resort and day trips to Fernie and Kicking Horse are possible with a vehicle.

Another great thing about having a car is it makes it easy to get to the hockey at the amazing Civic Centre. This is where the mighty Kimberley Dynamiters play. It’s a must see for internationals and locals, especially if they are playing against arch-rivals The Fernie Ghost Riders.

All up, Kimberley is a super friendly town with a great hill.

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