In December 2021, an arsonist lit fire to the top shack of the North Star Quad at Kimberley Alpine Resort. The British Columbian ski resort faced limited operations for the rest of the 2021-22 season, and repairs have been ongoing for the past eleven months. The ski resort is now on the cusp of getting the chairlift open to the public again.
Over the offseason, Kimberley got the needed parts and worked to get the lift reopened. In spite of some supply chain and logistical delays, they have nearly finished the challenging project. Leitner Poma crews are currently on site to complete the renovation process. As shown below, the lift spun last week for the first time in nearly a year. Recent social media stories show that the lift has continued to spin, making its reopening in the near future likely.
So far this winter, Kimberley has received 122 centimeters (four feet) of snow. They are expecting to open in the third week of December, depending on the continued progress of the North Star Quad.
Image/Video Credits: Kimberley Alpine Resort