With all the great snow Kicking Horse has received over the past week, there was plenty of powder to go around. I decided to head up to top of Terminator for a run yesterday and hooked up with a friend from Golden, Ken Schroeder. Not only did we do a great run into Superbowl from the top but we also went up to the Top of Terminator 2 which is the next peak to the south. Some great climbing and some great powder skiing. It doesn't get much better.
Snow and More Snow
It has been dumping snow for the past couple days steady. The resort is reporting 23 cms in the past 48 hours. I went up first thing this morning for 3 runs. I ended up skiing over 12 thousand vertical including my last run into Feuz Bowl. All boot-top powder from top to bottom. Wow. A great day. I made a run with friend Don who's photo is below.
We do have a couple rooms available this weekend. Give us a call a 250 344 2622 or toll free in Canada at 1 866 944 2622.
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21 cm in the past 48 hours of new snow. Yes it is powder time again. And it is expected to continue to snow for the next few days.
I went up yesterday morning for a couple runs with a guest. It just happened to get sunny for a few seconds which was a treat.
We went up Stairway to Heaven Chair for a few runs. Very nice although the wind was howling at the top. Photo was a from the top when the skies cleared. Vagabond Lodge has some rooms available this month for some great conditions.
Rates are $295 per nigh plus tax which is based on double occupancy. Breakfast and lunch is included. If you are interested in trying some demo skis out, we are offering a complimentary demo day from Selkirk Sports with every booking. They are located just across the road from us.
Great way to check out some different type of skis. You can take them back throughout the day and try different ones out.
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One of the ridges you can see when you ski at Kicking Horse is something called Rudi's Bowl. It is part of the tenure of Purcell Heli skiing and Rudi Gertsch is the owner of the company and hence..the name Rudi's Bowl. I had skied it a number of years ago with Purcell on a heli skiing trip but it is a a popular spot to go back-country. I mentioned my interest in skinning to the top to a friend Richard Barker who also owns a company called Kicking Horse Powder Tours. He brings skiers from England to the rockies and so he knows this area quite well. A few days ago, I took him up on an invitation to try my back-country skills(limited) and it was fantastic. It was a gruelling work-out but the views and the ski down was well worth the effort. We left the bottom of the Gondola at about 12.30 and got back to the bottom about 4pm. Fabulous day.
Richard put together a video of our trip. Nice.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.