One of my favourite hikes in the winter is up to T2 which is the peak to the south edge of Kicking Horse Resort. It is also one of my favourite summer hikes. Last summer they put in a really nice trail for hiking which really makes it accessible to pretty well everyone. The views from the top are outstanding in all directions and it only about 40 minutes or so from the top of the mountain. The gondola does all the work. There are some steps to climb on your way up to the top of the ridge but only for about 15 minutes.
I did it for the first time this summer yesterday. Once you get to the top you can keep going on a game trail and eventually make it onto a logging road and end up in Golden. I have never done the whole thing but it is getting popular with the extreme mountain bikers who carry their bikes up the top and then ride down. Not for me..ever.
Photos are from yesterday.
Another summer season for Kicking Horse and Vagabond Lodge is just around the corner. On Saturday May 30th the Resort will open up their sightseeing Gondola and Grizzly Bear refuge. Vagabond Lodge will open its' doors on May 29th for our first guests. This will be one of the earliest openings for the resort in recent years and we are pretty excited about it. We are offering a special opening weekend package for $219 per person which will included a "Summer Gondola and Grizzly Bear refuge Pass." You can come back later in the summer or the fall(up to September 27th) and your pass will still be valid. I have put together a short commercial forVagabond Lodge with a taste of some of the many things you can do in our area, winter and summer.
If you are thinking of coming this way, give us a call toll free in Canada 1 866 944 2622 or 250 344 2622. You can also email email@example.com
Come and Play.
What a great ending to the season. It was certainly one of the best days with some 20 cms of new snow and in some places with the wind,knee deep powder. If you are wondering about the photo above. My sons Shane(middle) and Kori on the right.
Now a short break and Vagabond Lodge will be open for the summer starting May 30th. We are taking bookings for next ski season. Give us a call 250 344 2622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kicking Horse Resort has some great terrain. The most challenging you will find. A friend who skis here everyday, has a great expression about skiing Kicking Horse. "You have to earn your turn." So true. The other thing about the resort, is the great terrain just outside the area boundary. You don't have to look very far to find more and more runs. One is called Ozone. It involves going to the top of the Stairway to Heaven chairlift and then about a 30 minute hike. It is all out of bounds so you must have all the avalanche gear. Although I know there are those that go skiing backcountry that don't and that is just stupid.
I went with a friend the other day along with a couple from California who he met on the gondola earlier in the day. It was one of those perfect ski days with fresh snow from a few days prior. And because the slopes are north facing it was still nice and soft. Another friend Richard was also there with his drone doing some video work. We managed to get some great footage. Check it out.
Kicking Horse closes for the season on April 12th. We are taking reservations for next season and with the Canadian dollar the lowest it has been for almost a decade it is a great time for coming to Kicking Horse if you are from outside of Canada. Give us a call 250 344 2622 or email email@example.com
I didn't go anywhere to have a great Easter Weekend. Our family came here and we just had a blast skiing/snowboarding Kicking Horse. Some new snow at the top with cooler temperatures. Sunday was especially great as I went out with Kori, Elaine and Shane and skied into Feuz Bowl, then up to T2 and also ended the day skiing T1. All great.
Resort shuts down on Sunday April 12th. So just a few more days until it is over for another winter.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.