When you think spring skiing, most think warm temperatures, slushy snow and sitting on the patio with a beer. Skiing is secondary. But not here.
It is officially spring here and spring means more great soft snow. We may get a day or two of spring skiing, but generally not. When you get 4 thousand vertical you can get a little of everything. It can be winter skiing at the top with nice fluffy snow, then you may go through a hard packed section and then soft spring skiing at the bottom. You certainly need to be prepared for a little of everything this time of the year. And if you know where to go, it can be amazing until the end which is April 17th this season.
Along with friend Patrick we continue to explore in our area and continue to find some great powder. It seems even on a day when there is no new snow, wind sometimes helps and blows in the snow and covers up the previous days tracks.
Lately the top and middle sections have been outstanding with a few challenges as we get closer to the bottom when the temperature changes have either created a crust over night or made it pretty heavy. But as long as the knees hang in there, we will continue to do what we are doing. Video is from March 20 and as you see it was pretty sweet.
We are taking bookings for next winter. Give us a call at 250 344 2622 or email info@vagabondlodge. You can also book direct from our website.
After close to a week without any new snow, it is back. The weather certainly is changing as March brings a mixed bag. It is getting warmer with temperatures above 0C during the day. We have had a few days of snow which has really helped. The coverage is so amazing this winter but we get spoiled if we don't have powder everyday.
Vagabond is open for a couple more weeks with the resort closing on April 17th which is the latest closing date we have had I believe.
Vagabond will close about April 5th and then enjoy the last couple weeks of ski season and get things organized to reopen for the summer in June.
We are taking bookings for next winter all ready and if you want the best price, book direct from our website or give us a call at 250 344 2622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the video. Along with friends, Patrick, Ken and Marvin we did more exploring off-piste yesterday and this is what we found.
We got a great treat. The forecast was calling for maybe 1cm of snow yesterday. Instead we got over 30cm with snow starting early morning and basically snowed all day. Friend Patrick and I decided to head to our favourite powder hunting grounds. It was a challenge getting there because we needed to boot hike for about 30 minutes or so and we were a couple of the first to do the hike. Plenty of snow to step through which is tiring.
Visibility was very marginal at the top and at a few places completely a white-out. But once we got down off the top and into the tree line it was magical with knee deep powder. One of our best days this winter.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.