Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is hosting their annual free comunity ski day on Sunday, January 13. All you need is a government issued ID providing your residency, and the lifts are free of charge. Photo Submitted

Locals get free taste of slope at Kicking Horse

Locals will get a taste of what Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has to offer at the annual free Community Day on January 13.

Each year, the ski resort invited locals from Golden and Area A to come up to the mountain to ski and snowboard for free. The free tickets are offered when people show their proof of residency at guest services.

The Resorts of the Canadian Rockies purchased Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 2011, and began the Community Day tradition to show their appreciation to locals. The Community Day is in addition to the Grade 2 program, which allows students or children under the age of seven to ride for free. The resort also runs a community summit fund, which provides cash donations to non profit and volunteer organizations.

Those who are interested in trying out skiing or snowboarding, and those who are still new to the sport, are highly encouraged to take advantage of the free day. It is also a good opportunity for people who haven’t skied in a while to go out and enjoy a day on the slopes.

Those who don’t ski can also take advantage of the view from the top. Locals are invited to check out what the view is like from the top of the gondola. From the Golden Eagle Express, the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant is only a step away to enjoy lunch at 7,700 feet.

“We have had a huge response to it,” Resorts of the Canadian Rockies vice president of marketing and resort experience Matt Mosteller said about last year’s event. “We are so proud of our community and look forward to greeting everyone with smiles here.”

For more information about the free Community Day event, and other events happening at Kicking Horse, go to www.kickinghorseresort.com.

Just Posted

Category 3 fires to be prohibited in Southeast Fire District

The prohibition will take effect at noon on Wednesday, June 12

Editorial: We’re already ambassadors to our community

There are many ways to spend your extra time in Golden. Have… Continue reading

Data shows nine years of Tourism Golden growth

Tourism Golden has seen its ninth consecutive year of substantial growth in… Continue reading

Protecting small mammals after logging near Golden

A team of biologists are keeping an eye on small mammals in… Continue reading

Business profile: IGA celebrates 50 years of business in Golden

IGA has been providing the Town of Golden with their groceries for… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Most Read