KHMR celebrates stellar snow year

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (KHMR) has had quite the winter.

The 2010/11 season has become one of the best snowfall seasons in over five years, with winter storm cycles exceeding 30-year records with single systems dropping over 100cm in 72hrs.

“Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has been blessed with a record breaking winter.  Annual snowfall to-date has now exceeded 600cm and the skiing from the top of the mountain to the plaza has been superb,” said Steve Paccagnan, President and CEO of KHMR.  “This accumulation is going to allow the mountain to open for two bonus weekends, giving guests the opportunity to celebrate Easter on the mountain.”

KHMR will be open for two bonus weekends of operations, which will extend the season to the Easter long weekend.  Seven day a week operations conclude on April 10th with the mountain opening for bonus operations on April 15th – 17th and April 22nd – 24th.

With the extension of the winter season, the Sun Splash Funk Festival will now encompass all three weekends, with the introduction of the Spring Jam Sessions including live DJs and Music on each weekend.  The celebrations will kick off with the annual Melt Freeze Cup and GT Snow Racing Challenge on April 9th & 10th and finish with the ultimate crash and splash on April 23rd & 24th as the Dummy Downhill and Slush Cup take centre stage on Easter Weekend.  The Easter Bunny is also rumored to be making a guest appearance for a special Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday April 24th.

Another change to spring at KHMR is a soon-to-be launched 2011/2012 season pass campaign. In previous years the resort has not started to sell winter passes until late summer.

“Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is launching a new spring season pass campaign,” said Paccagnan.  “The best prices for next winter’s season will be available before April 30th and include some great perks like a complimentary summer sightseeing season pass and access of the remainder of the winter season for non-passholders.”

Season passes will go on sale the week of March 14th, with local adult passes starting at $629.