All sorts of news surrounding Kicking Horse Resort today. First of all the much awaited final approval of the 40 year masterplan finally came through. Click Here for Details. We were told it was a done deal a year ago but for some reason it wasn't signed. But apparently it has been. New lifts, golf course and of course more development will be allowed to happen. 40 years..is a long time. Old story..I will believe it when I see it. Hopefully the Resort will move ahead and replace the Pioneer chair lift with a high speed quad up to Stairway to Heaven. That is supposed to be the first thing done. Also announced is the ski season will be extended this year until April 24th..Easter Weekend. This is because of the great snow here..over 600cm so far this season. The resort will close daily on April 10th and then reopen for the following two weekends. Spring skiing here is always a lot of fun.
I went up for a couple runs today in the afternoon. It is a little cooler than it has been..about -8C so the snow is a little firmer. But still very nice. It looks like it will be a very busy weekend coming up on the hill. No lift lines today yet but I think tomorrow...look out. No skiing for me until at least Sunday. That's fine.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.