Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)
Cross-country skiers around Kimberley Alpine Resort have been using old mining exploration trails on the southern shoulder of North Star Mountain for decades.
Kimberley Nordic Club
Today, Kimberley Nordic Club's network of trails is comprised of 30km/19mi of machine-groomed double track with a centre skating lane, and 5km/3mi of single track. The longest loop is a vigorous 6km/3.7mi long. A 3km/2mi loop is lit for night skiing.
K1 & K2 Trails
The K1 and K2 trails, skied consecutively, offer some great terrain and other rewards. K1 climbs about 60m/200ft over a distance of 1.5km/1mi. K2 then climbs a little more, delivering fabulous views of Kimberley and the Rocky Mountain Trench before descending through long, sweeping turns back to the start of the trail system.