I did a fantastic trip recently near Kicking Horse. Along with some friends including one who is a guide, we went into Rudy's Bowl and Ozone. It involved about a half hour boot hike, then a great run into Ozone and then a couple of trips skinning to the top of Rudy's Bowl and then skiing down to the bottom of Kicking Horse. We left the base of the resort about 10 and returned about 3pm. We had all the avalanche gear including transceivers and everyone knew how to use them properly. I have been in this area a few times and love it. I could see doing this more and more often as the resort gets more popular and that is happening. Not that we have any major lift lines but it will get that way eventually. There is a solitude to skinning up to the top of a mountain which is most cases is probably just as much enjoyment as skiing down. We took along a couple of our guests at Vagabond. It was fun to show them another side of what this area has to offer.
The area we went into is probably going to be part of the actual Kicking Horse Resort soon and will certainly be a lot busier than the day we went with maybe another half dozen people in the area.
It was a very special day.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.