The seasons change quickly here. One day we are kayaking on the river in 20 C temperature and the next we are having a snow storm. And that has basically been the case here in the past week. It has been snowing off and on for the past few days and it definitely looks and feels like winter.
We are staying close to home and did manage to go on a road trip into the wine growing area of the province for a few days and did some wine swilling, kayaking and bike riding. It was our first getaway in a year. We took all the precautions and always wore a mask when we went out in public. It was great to getaway.
Now we are in the winter prepping mode but not sure what the winter will bring. Kicking Horse Resort is scheduled to open on December 11th and we do have some reservations but not many. Usually most of our guests are from overseas and the US. That will not happen this winter. Whether there are enough Canadians to make an impact on the tourism business in this area is difficult to predict.
One thing we do know, we will be keeping our occupancy to 5 rooms maximum which is 10 people to make sure everyone is spread out and we feel safe and so do our guests. It is a good manageable number for us to work with. The resort hasn't really unveiled their winter protocol except to say "no masks, no service." But how they will handle food service on a busy day and washrooms and keeping skiers warm is unknown at this time. It will be a challenge. The one thing they could do is have someone at the bottom of our road in Golden allowing a certain number of people up to avoid congestion and not early. That way there will not be a big lineup on a powder day. When the lifts open, then they can come up the hill. Just an idea.
We have our 10% Early Bird Discount available until October 31st plus we also have some extended stay savings available through the winter. If you stay 4 or more nights you get 10% off, and if you pay for 6 nights you can stay 7. Give us a call at 250 344 2622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more details. Be safe, and stay healthy. The video is from this week.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.