It was a great day to be skiing at Kicking Horse. It turned a bit colder for one thing which meant the snow was lighter. The day started out nice and sunny and I headed up to check out Terminator and wasn't disappointed. I was still able to find some knee-deep powder. While at the top I realized the T2 which is the next peak to the south wasn't open yet after our nice snowfalls in the past few days. It looked pretty inviting. I talked to a ski patrol on my way down and he said it was going to be opened up as we spoke. I stopped at Selkirk Sports and the owner Patrick said he was going to go with me to T2. With all the new snow the climb(20 minutes) was a bit of a challenge finding some good steps to climb on the steeper sections. Skiing down was also a challenge as the wind had created some hard crust in a spots including some big drifts. But it was still a great day. Better than a good day of work.
It's been quite a couple days here at Kicking Horse. Blizzard hit yesterday and it is still snowing. About 30cms of fresh powder. Certainly a lot heavier than the last dump we had a couple weeks ago with temperature around Vagabond Lodge hovering around 0C. Roads have been closed off and on all day in both directions. Guests having a blast in the snow. Visibility at the top is nil but once you get off the top you head for some trees and away you go. Regular guests brought all the fixing for a raclette last night and it was fabulous. Cheese was some of the best raclette I have had for a long time. Son Kori took the camera out today for a few shots of what the conditions were like. And they were great.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.