The End is here.
Another summer has come to a close and after Sunday September 27th, Kicking Horse and Vagabond Lodge will take a break until ski season which is scheduled for December 12th.
One of my favourite spots nearby both summer and winter is T2 which is a mountain within a nice hike from the top of Kicking Horse Resort. The resort a few years ago built a great summer hiking trail to the top with a series of rock steps. It is still a good work-out to get to the top but more accessible to a lot of people. A fitting finish to the season was to hold a barbecue at the top of T2. It didn't take much to gather a dozen or so friends to head up earlier in the week on a nice fall day. Even friend Richard carried a little barbecue to the top. Fabulous afternoon. The next time I will head up there will be with skis on my back. Can't wait.
One of our busiest summers in 12 years here is coming to a close.
It's that time of the year when I start to think winter. As much as I enjoy the summer, I love the winter here. We have had a change in weather in the past few days which was much needed. Forest fire smoke from Washington State blanketed the area for over a week and it was not pleasant and sometimes downright horrible. And finally the rains came a few days ago and cooler temperatures and we could actually see the mountains for the first time for awhile.
Vagabond Lodge will be open daily until September 27th and after that Lori and I are shutting it down until ski season which is usually the first weekend of December. We plan to do some relaxing, visiting friends and family and even have a week in Mexico planned in November.
But in the interim we are busy getting ready for ski season which means making sure our regular guests and new ones are taken care of. As usual we have a 10% Early Bird Savings in effect until October 31st. Give us a call toll free in Canada 1866 944 2622 or 250 344 2622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and book your stay. This savings is only for direct bookings only and not available through on-line or through wholesalers and requires full payment in advance.
We are also working this winter with a company called Kicking Horse Powder Tours and offering some inclusive packages throughout the winter. They include everything from Calgary Airport pickup and transportation here, resort skiing, back-country skiing, meals and more. Click Here for more info.
Enjoy some of the last winter hi lights in this video I put together recently for a TV commercial.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.