No matter what the conditions are like we manage to have some fun at Kicking Horse. We received about 8 cms of snow a couple nights ago and then yesterday the sun came out for a beautiful blue-bird sky day. Except it was super windy at the top. Patrick from Selkirk Sports joined me for a run from the top of T2 but we had a major challenge getting there. The trail was blown-in with snow drifts. Finding the trail at times was difficult. If you stepped off the packed path you could sink up to your armpits in the snow. But the worst was the wind which at times was almost knocking us down in a few places. But we managed to get to the top and had a nice ski down despite the challenges. The snow in a few places was quite wind blown but still fun.
We had a great group of guests staying with us over New Years. Some from Germany, England, US and even some from Canada. They were a nice mellow bunch which we enjoy. Most of them just hung out and played cards and enjoyed the atmosphere at Vagabond Lodge. Lori always puts out some great munchies to take them through the evening.
We sure enjoyed our Christmas break with our family. I had a chance to go skiing with both our boys. Video is of son Shane getting some air at the top of the mountain. We also had our youngest skier ever stay with us over the holidays. Our grandson Waylon who is 14 months old strapped on the skis for the first time ever and did some tobogganing to.
Snow conditions at the bottom have improved considerably with some new snow a couple days ago. We are still lacking at the bottom though. It is skieable but not great at the bottom. The temperature is staying pretty cool too. But that is usual for around Christmas. Here is to a great 2017. Cheers!
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.