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.
When would you like to stay at Vagabond Lodge?
(2 night minimum)