Kimberley BC

Ski Hill's just a moment away

Kimberley is a city in southeastern BC on Highway 95A between the Purcell and the Rocky Mountains, named in 1896 after the Kimberley mine in South Africa.  Originally home to the world's largest lead-zinc mine, it is now predominantly a tourist destination and home to the Kimberley Alpine Resort.  Recreational pursuits include world-class skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, biking, hiking and golfing on championship golf courses. The Kimberley Nature Park is the largest incorporated park in Canada at 1977 acres (800 ha).
I found a great description of the Kimberley experience on Mountain Life Media:

"...what makes Kimberley bucket list worthy are a few simple things: the incredible views of the Kootenays, the friendly locals and the laidback vibe. You’re not going to see designer skiwear or fur coats on the slopes, but you’ll for sure experience an intimate ski experience at a uniquely charming resort.  It’s the kind of place where restaurant goers don’t check their phones every two seconds, where there’s epic skiing to be had, beautiful scenery everywhere and where the locals are simply busy living.  While the city of Kimberley promotes itself as A Good Place To Be as its slogan, it comes up short. Kimberley is an awesome place to be, epic, unassuming and full of surprises."