High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.
Bingo on Kimberley. We stay there once a year, usually in late september.
Many good aspects to that town. Sunny. Outstanding Rocky, Purcell, Selkirk mountain access. Superb hiking, good skiing and excellent mountain biking all up and down the rocky mountain trench from Kimberley to Golden (we lived in Golden years ago). Close enough to Cranbrook for 'big' retail + services. The NorthStar Rails to Trails walking, running biking paved trail is amazing April to october. A road biker's dream. lots of snow and it lasts a long time being at about 4000'
Have you looked into Invermere, north of kimberley? Funky, small downtown main street with lots of local merchants. Panorama ski resort 18 km away (4200' vertical for skiing). Invermere has less snow than Kimberley, milder climate than other places in the Rocky Mountain Trench. Sunny, well serviced. Beautiful big lake windermere, awesome summer+winter. Excellent access to all mountain ranges, great mountain biking/hiking. The new West Side Legacy paved path let's you bike ride 30 km from Invermere to Fairmont hot springs with the lake to one side, Purcell mountains to the other. More expensive housing than Kimberley from what I've seen and it's farther from major services but the town is well equipped
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