Che Koroll drives the new Kicking Horse Connector shuttle bus

Free weekend shuttle bus to KHMR now operating

Kicking Horse Connector - a free bus that will take passengers to and from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort - began operations last weekend.

Kicking Horse Connector – a free shuttle bus that will transport passengers to and from town, the highway and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort – began operations last weekend. Ché Koroll, who runs ATV tours in the summer, started the shuttle service because he saw a need for improved transportation between the resort and Golden.

“[A lack of a shuttle service] is something that has bothered me for years…I’ve got my winters kind of free so I had time to develop this,” Koroll said.

“I just really believe that it is something that needed to happen for the resort and the town to grow.”

The bus will pickup passengers headed for the resort in town from two stops, one near the Wolf’s Den and another at Spirit Square for transportation to the resort.

The first round of pickups will start at 4:35 p.m. from the Wolf’s Den and 4:40 p.m. from Spirit Square. The shuttle will take passengers from the Day Lodge car park at the resort down to Golden at 5, 7, and 9 p.m. Pickups will start from the highway (at both the Prestige Inn and the Ramada car park) at 6:00 p.m., with those passengers having the option of taking the shuttle into town or continuing on to the resort.

Three trips will be made up to the resort in total, with a fourth available after 10 o’clock depending on demand. Late night trips are also available through the Rockwater’s Blue Bus.

Koroll hopes that locals and tourists will benefit from the shuttle.

Goldenites can use the bus in order to enjoy the resort’s restaurants, while tourists that are staying near the resort can come into town and catch a movie or a Rockets game and enjoy the many restaurant and pub options available in town.

For now, the bus will only run on Fridays and Saturdays, but eventually Koroll hopes that demand will allow him to expand the operation into a seven day service with additional times throughout the day.

If that were to happen, Koroll might need some help, as he is the only driver for the bus as of now.

The service is run on sponsorship money from various restaurants and pubs in town For more information or for any questions or comments, Koroll can be reached at 250-290-0002.

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