Yes skiing is over for another winter at Vagabond Lodge. Kicking Horse Resort had its final day yesterday April 17th. And it ended in good style. We didn't get much for fresh snow over the past couple weeks but the weather stayed exceptionally cold despite the time of year which meant the conditions were winter like, rather than spring skiing which I am not that fond of anyways.
Along with friend Patrick we did pretty well daily trips to the top of the mountain and did some exploring out of bounds where we found pretty well fresh tracks daily. Friends Ken and Tom joined us the final couple days. 90% of the skiing was great with the bottom 10% sometimes a challenge as the lower elevation snow was icy. But it was all worth while.
Vagabond is now closed until June when we reopen for the summer with hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and more available on our doorsteps. Book direct at Vagabond Lodge or give us a call 250 344 2622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We had some fun this winter and now looking forward to a summer of adventure. Final video of this winter for our last couple days.
Another winter season is coming to a close this weekend at Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Resort. Final day is April 17th. It has been a surprisedly pretty good season for guests. With overseas visitors' travelling again, we have had a good share of Germans, Brits and even some Australians. And we also have had a good number of Americans coming to take advantage of our great conditions this winter. And we have had good conditions and still do. The video is from this week. We have been going daily off-resort and still finding some good conditions especially at the top. Nearing the bottom of the runs it can be a bit more challenging depending on whether it faces east or north but only for maybe the bottom 10%. The top 90% has been outstanding and it has been staying cold with temperatures at the top -15C yesterday with a cold wind. I could use some nice spring skiing weather but that doesn't look like it will happen.
Vagabond will be closed until June when both the resort and Vagabond will reopen for the summer with a lot of great stuff to do.
We are taking booking for both this summer and next winter. Give us a call at 250 344 2622 or email email@example.com
After a week or so of a dry spell and some warmer weather we are back to winter conditions. It is still snowing and Kicking Horse is reporting about 20 cms in the past couple of days. The snow is a welcome relief after skiing some hard packed stuff the past week. The knees don't like that too much.
Yesterday I went with friends Ken and Mathew for our usual off-piste hike and it was so nice to ski soft stuff again although underneath is a firm layer of solid snow. Once it warms up a bit, it will be even better but it was fun just the same.
We have our final guests of the season coming this week although the resort is open until April 17th. The bulk of our clients are from either the US or overseas and they book well in advance.
We are looking forward to a break and will be open again this summer starting in June. You can book direct for the best rate from our website www.vagabondlodge.ca
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.