It has been a long wait for a big dump of snow at Vagabond but we finally got it. And hope it is the sign of things to come for the rest of the season.
We woke to 35 cms of fresh snow overnight and what a treat. The big surprise was the sheer number of people who showed up on a Tuesday after a long weekend. With Lake Louise also getting a big dump, there were a lot of people who bypassed the long line-up at Lake Louise and an hour later they were here. It was probably the busiest day of the winter from the lineup at least. I spent most of the say shovelling snow around the lodge instead of skiing but a lot of the hill was not open yet due to avalanche hazard. No doubt throughout out the rest of the week, more terrain will be open such as T1, T2, Ozone and Fuez Bowl. In other words, I will still have plenty of opportunity over the next few days for fresh powder and with colder weather in the next few days the snow will stay Champagne Powder.
I did have a great run yesterday along with friend Ken and we did a little bushwhacking not far from the resort and out of avalanche harms way and found a nice stash of untouched snow to play in.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.