Skiing the Red Light District
Kicking Horse is known for it's steep chutes. There are a lot of them. There are some that are easy to access and pretty straight forward. Aim your skis downhill and away you go. But there are others that are a little tricky to get into. And unless you go with someone who has been there before, it is easy to get into trouble. Even after 11 years skiing here, there are a number of chutes I have not skied for one reason for another. Patrick from Selkirk Sports suggested we go into "Red Light." You access it from the top of Redemption ridge after taking the Stairway to Heaven Chairlift. And even Patrick had a hard time finding the entrance. It involves some sideslipping down a narrow entrance, and then around a couple of corners and then into the actual chute. Then it opens up into a pretty nice slope into Feuz Bowl. Snow was nice. Now that I did it once, it is one that I probably won't do again. There are a lot of other chutes that are less hassle to access and you don't have to worry about sliding over rocks to get in. But it is nice to say I did it once. Thanks Patrick.
Here is short video I did on our trip into the Red Light District at Kicking Horse.
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Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.