10. Kimberley – Best Hidden Ski Resort in Canada
This may be one of our favorites in the area just because it is so unassuming. Unlike Fernie, Kicking Horse, or Panorama there are no massive bowls, famed double blacks, or white knuckle glades to scare your ski pants off at Kimberley. Instead, it is a magical, simple, and a quiet mountain that’s perfect for ripping a groomer or letting your kids have fun on their own without fearing they’ll fall off a cliff. A large part of it is due to its location across the valley in the Purcell mountain range, no it’s not located in the Canadian Rockies!
If you like gladed runs you’ll love Kimberley. The tree-lined runs off the Black Forest are a real treat. It was arguably our quietest time on pistes as we never saw another skier or snowboarder in our path. If you’re looking for our favorite run on the mountain it would be Vortex. Its a tree-lined run in the Black Forest area with a natural half pipe perfect for both snowboarders and skiers.
Reasons we love Kimberley
- Family friendly
- Great night skiing
- Good mix of runs for all