It has been a different type of start to our season. On the resort's "Sneak Preview" Weekend a few weeks ago, things were looking great. Good coverage from top to bottom. And then we got the rain. Not just a little rain, but about 5 days or downpour which basically washed away most of the base we had at the bottom. But the good news was while it was raining at the bottom it was snowing heavily at the top. About half the hill(top) is very good with mid season snowpack. And then as you get closer to the bottom it became sketchier and sketchier. They were actually downloading skiers on the lower chairlift we have at the resort. I took a few days off from skiing(downloading is not an option for me). I made my way back up to the top a few days ago to see for myself. As I mentioned above the top is great. NO issue. We get spoiled here, I will admit. We have guests from Norway who went up for their first runs yesterday and said it was their best first day of skiing ever and they ski regularly in Norway and in the spots in Europe. Right now there is one small patch that you have to watch for near the bottom with some bare patches and rocks. Feuz Bowl was outstanding yesterday.
The other good news is the snow is starting to come again. We have had a few cms of fresh snow over the past few days and more is expected tonight and over the next week and it won't take much to get the lower part back into shape.
I understand we are basically the best skiing right now in North America and it isn't bad.
The photos are from yesterday.
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Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.