We are almost there. December 9th Vagabond Lodge and Kicking Horse Resort opens for the season. It was a bit of a surprise they didn't open this weekend as we seem to have enough snow. The alpine is great already with over 300 cms. I have talked to a few people who have either been boot packing or touring and they have given some great reviews of the snow quantity in the higher elevations. The bottom part is still lacking a lot but from the looks of it, it is skiable and the resort has had their snowmaking going daily. We have had some nice light snow coming down off and on for the past week and the weather forecast is calling for quite a bit in the next couple days before some colder weather sets in for a few days. Nothing serious but we don't usually get too much snow when it is colder. We have some great booking for this coming winter with a mixture of overseas visitors and Canadians and Americans. A lot of them are return guests who have been coming year after year. Many use Kicking Horse as a warm-up before heading heli skiing with either Great Canadian Heli skiing, or CMH. You can't find a better hill to get your legs than Kicking Horse Resort. Reminder if you are looking for a heli skiing experience we can hook you up for a day trip with Purcell Heli Skiing here in Golden. Give us a call and booking your stay at 250 344 2622 or email email@example.com
Short video is a taste of heli skiing in our area.
Latest look at the top of the mountain from October 19th. Resort is saying there is over 60 cms of snow in the upper bowls. We had had a few small storms that have left some snow around Vagabond Lodge but nothing is staying on the ground yet. We usually don't get the snow that stays until the end of the month. If you are looking for a winter getaway give us a call here at Vagabond Lodge at 250 344 2622 or toll free in Canada at 1 866 944 2622. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The resort is scheduled to open on December 9th but historically we have always opened at least a week to two weeks earlier and I expect the to be the same this year.
Vagabond Lodge is closed until the start of ski season(about December 1) but that doesn't mean you can't book your stay with us. Our 10% Early Booking Savings ends October 1st. If you don't know exactly when you are coming, let us know and we can give you a tentative booking until your dates are finalized and you can still receive the discount. Phone 250 344 2622 or email email@example.com
As you can tell from the video from February 2016, we have some fun here. Giddy Up!
Okay..it can snow now. Well..maybe wait for a few days yet. Sunday September 25th was the last day of summer operation for Kicking Horse and also for Vagabond Lodge. We always finish off the season with lunch at the Eagle's Eye Restaurant at the top of the mountain. Then Patrick from Selkirk Sports joined me for my final ridge hike for the summer. It was a little cool but great hiking weather. The hike took us about 3 hours return.
Now it is time to get a break before Vagabond Lodge opens for ski season which should be about the first week of December. If you are looking for a winter getaway give us a call here at Vagabond Lodge 250 344 2622 or toll free in Canada 1 866 944 2622. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a 10% Early Bird Discount we are offering until October 1. Reservations need to be made direct with us to receive this savings.
Short video is of our last hike.
It's a tradition I hope continues for a long time. Today was our second annual "top of the mountain picnic to end another summer." A group of friends from both Kicking Horse and Golden and area treked up to the top of T2 about 11.30 or so. We had a miserable day yesterday and even this morning it didn't look too promising but it ended up to be just a fabulous day. There was a little snow on the ground at the top and the mountains in every direction had a good dump overnight and yesterday. We had over 20 people who joined us and we even had a barbecue. It doesn't get much better. Now we can officially put the summer to rest and look ahead to the upcoming winter.
Vagabond Lodge will close starting September 28th until ski season which is usually the first weekend of December. I will keep you posted. It has been an awesome summer and very busy for us.
Here is a short video of our barbecue. Enjoy.
We had a treat recently. A guest checked in by the name of Joshua Roman. Not only was a nice kid originally from Oklahoma, but it turns out he is also one of the best young cellists anywhere. He has played with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the world. He was the principal cellist with the Seattle Symphony when he was 22 years old and he didn't look much older. Joshua gave us a private performance(6 of us there) at Vagabond Lodge. He was kind enough to allow me to video and show 2 minutes of his performance. Here is a snippet of this amazing cellist. Check out his website and if he is playing in your area, make a point of seeing him. Here is his website www.joshuaroman.com
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
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