it was a fabulous week for skiing at Kicking Horse Resort. We had some great dumps of snow, then a few days of cold temperatures and then to finish it off, another 20cms of snow to end the cold spell and maybe the best day of skiing this year on Thursday. Kicking Horse is known for Champagne Powder and that is what we had. Knee deep powder that you didn't even know was there under your skis. Along with some friends, I did my best to keep up with them and there is a highlight reel of the week that was. And the good thing about it, more snow is coming this week. Book your stay at Vagabond Lodge. Phone 250 344 2622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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It has been a great January for snow. We haven't had too many days without snow and have had some great storms roll through. Nice cooler weather which means champagne powder. A few of us went up to T1 a few days ago for the first time this year. As you can see from the video, I am practicing for the upcoming World Freeride Tour event that is coming soon to Kicking Horse. Pretty good hey?? Just kidding. We had some fun in the snow. Right now we have a cold spell rolling through the area with temperatures about -20C for a few days. A warming trend is starting in a couple days with more snow.
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We are off to a great 2020. Snow and more snow. As of January 4 we have had close to 40cms in the past week and from the looks of the forecast there will be more on the way this week. Friend Patrick and I did a nice run to kick off the new year on T2 and a half. The run is just "out of bounds" and we never recommend doing this unless you have your avalanche gear and knowledge of the dangers and what to look for. We had the run to ourselves.
I love January at Kicking Horse especially after the New Year rush. As of tomorrow things will quieten down considerably for the rest of the month and with all the great snow, it is going to be pretty sweet.
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The doctor said, not to fall down. Otherwise I can get back skiing. I had a broken collarbone repaired in October(I broke it a year ago) and after a couple months recovery that was his prognosis. I will definitely try not to fall down.
With over 25cms of fresh snow over the past couple days, I had my first taste of powder since last year. It couldn't have come at a better time as the snow conditions were a bit sketchy to start the season here at Kicking Horse Resort. And with the Christmas rush looming a great dump of snow was exactly what was needed.
Friend Patrick and I found some great skiing yesterday with a lot of untouched powder.
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Another season has begun here at Kicking Horse Resort. And from all reports, the conditions are pretty good especially at the top. As usual the bottom area is "early season conditions."
My skiing is on hold for a while yet because of some surgery I had to get on my collarbone. I hope to be back on the slopes in a month. Until then I have to keep myself happy with some snowshoeing and winter hiking in the area. Which is still pretty nice.
A number of years ago in my former life, I had a chance to spend some time in TV working with TSN the Sports Network. One of my early projects was a program on the World Powder 8 skiing Championships at Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing in Blue River BC in 1987 . Here is a link to the original video.
With permission of course, a production company from Vancouver put tougher a tribute to Mike Wiegele for the recent Vancouver Film Festival. You will see some of the original footage I shot back in 1987. Nice job on the tribute.
We are starting to count the sleeps until another winter season at Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Resort. December 6 is the opening day for the 20th anniversary of the resort. Vagabond opened a 4 years later in 2004. Hard to believe we have been here 16 years. Wow. We have had some fun
The snow is looking good at the top of the mountain. We could use a good dump at the bottom but it will come. Photos are from the top of the mountain today November 22nd.
We have some extended stay discounts if you are looking for a ski season to remember. Give us a call direct at 250 344 2622 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great article by British travel writer Abi Butcher in the latest edition of National Geographic Travel-Winter edition. She spent some time with us here at Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Resort last winter. On her final day, friend Patrick and I took her up to T2. It made her stay. Here is the article as well as the video we did of our trip.
Kicking Horse is back open as well as Vagabond Lodge on December 6th for the winter season. Reminder for best rate guaranteed give us a call at 250 344 2622 or email email@example.com
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After too long of a wait due to cool and wet weather I was able to get back kayaking on the Kicking Horse and Columbia River this week. What a treat. And with all the wet weather the river is still pretty high and changing day to day. Friend Patrick joined me for a paddle. And yes, we got wet as you will see in the video.
Reminder we are taking reservations at Vagabond Lodge for the upcoming ski season. You can book direct off our website and get the best rate. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 250 344 2622.
Vagabond closes for the off-season on September 27 and reopens on December 7th.
I love this time of the year. It is starting to quiet down and this is the best time for some exploring. We did a great hike with some of our family to the top of Kicking Horse. One of my favourites is along the north ridge. We did it after a big rain storm the day before and there were all sorts of weather fronts rolling around. Some amazing cloud formations.
Vagabond is having a special Autumn in the Rockies Special until closing date with 10% discount if you book direct. And if you are planning a ski trip this winter, our Early Bird Savings is good until October 31st. Again you need to book direct. Give us a call at 2560 344 2622 or email email@example.com or
It has been a great summer for kayaking in our area. Not only the Columbia but the Kicking Horse which runs right through the town of Golden BC. And every day the river changes and so do the rapids. We don't do big rapids or anything crazy. Just enough to get some rock and roll and a little wet at times. And the other day it was definitely some rock and roll. And staying dry was not an option.
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Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
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