Pictured are just a few of the Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team who are nearing the end of another great season.

Alpine club having a great season

An update on how the Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team did this season.

Peter Russell

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The Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team (GKHAT) is nearing the end of the 2011/2012 season and to date it’s been a tremendously fun and successful season.

This season is also significant for the club as it is the first season in the team’s new yurt clubhouse.

The clubhouse has far exceeded our hopes in helping to develop and grow the organization and the sport of alpine skiing and racing.

Since the opening of the clubhouse the team has been able to keep the athletes together under one roof, have a secure area to store gear and equipment and hold team parents meetings.

The yurt has also seen extensive use outside of normal day to day ski team operations; there have been two separate coaching courses based out of the clubhouse as well as an alpine ski racing officials course and a CSIA Level 3 course, all of these courses will provide immediate and long term benefits to the sport of alpine skiing in the Golden area.

GKHAT wishes to send a profound thank you to Columbia Basin Trust who provided substantial financial support for this project.

Tremendous support for this project also came from many other sectors of the local community who helped in our fundraising projects over the past year, we wish to thank Purcell Heli-Skiing, Mountain Motorsports, Kicking Horse Interiors, Selkirk Sports, Kardash Plumbing & Heating, Columbia Pool & Spa, Dogtooth Log & Timber and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

The support for the clubhouse was critical to the club and it has made a real difference in helping to start the athletes off in their life-long love of alpine skiing.