When it comes to family fun in BC, Kimberley Alpine Resort, near Cranbrook, sets a beguiling scene both on and off the slopes.

To start, little ones can point their tips along Kimberley’s Kids Trail, a cool way for pint-sized powderhounds to make their own tracks through the woods.

Be advised: adults encouraged to follow along would do well to maintain a tuck position or risk knocking their helmets on overhanging branches. (No parent wants to join the ranks of the “Dummies in the Trees,” a.k.a. festive “characters” hidden throughout the resort that, when discovered, elicit a gleeful shriek from Kimberley’s smallest skiers and snowboarders.)

For family exploration of a different sort, gather the gang and check out the new on-mountain Mines and History of BC tour. As one of the few resorts to have mapped out its history from the days