Kicking Horse at its’ Best

Blue Heaven – First Chair Ride.

I lucked into a spectacular day at Kicking Horse on the weekend. We woke Saturday to 32cm of fresh snow and sunshine in the mountains. A dark start got us into the first Gondola, and some back-country quality skiing in the CPR chutes, in warm early morning light down Blue heaven, and from Fuez bowl all the way down Raceface to the base.

Elise – Raceface.

The line-up appeared huge all day, but actually didn’t take so long, and I kept finding fresh lines (especially in the trees) till the end.

Light-show.

Mr White.

As I spend most of my time hiding out in the lower than low-key West Kootenays,  I was getting a kick out of all the extravagant personal styles on show. Groups of girls in bold bubble-gum colors, lots of fur accents, guys dressed to conquer Everest, or DJ a show. Mr White was dressed entirely in vivid white (he’d hate Red’s old grease dripping chairs), with white helmet, and even dyed white hair.  We pulled a paparazzi style drive-by in the parking lot, and he got a laugh out of it.


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  1. Gid

    “white on!” Stew. nice pics. kicking horse and region looks like they were getting it really good. how are red’s conditions?

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