All sorts of good stuff to talk about. Our first guests of the season have come and gone. We had a group of 8 from one of our wholesalers in Europe called Aeroski. One of their clients was Andreas Wenzel from Leichenstein. Andreas was one of the great alpine skiers in his era and it was a great era. Andreas won an Olympic gold medal and competed in basically all the events. He also was the winner of numerous world cup events. The group headed off after a couple days skiing Kicking Horse to Bobby Burns CMH lodge for a week heli skiing. That's Andreas on the left. Not sure about the guy on the right.
The conditions have been a bit strange for this time of the year. We have been having a temperature inversion with very warm weather at the top(above 0C) and beautiful sunny skies. And as you get closer to the bottom there is a thick fog layer and considerably cooler temperatures. But when you have 4000 ft. vertical it is not uncommon to have such a change but usually we get this later in the winter. Still some nice snow conditions at the top. I have made it up to both Terminator Peak and T2 to start off the year with Patrick from Selkirk Sports.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.