Snow is not far away

With a layer of fresh snow on top of the mountains the beginning of the winter 2011 / 12 season is closer than you think.

  • Sep. 30, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Jordan Petrovics

Manager of Corporate Alliances Media Relations and Events Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

With a layer of fresh snow on top of the mountains the beginning of the winter 2011 / 12 season is closer than you think. With only 80 days until the lifts begin transporting powder seeking guests into a new season of adventures, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is excited to announce two winter development projects, designed to improve the accessibility to some of the best snow and ski terrain in Canada.

“The improvements for winter 2011/12 continue to demonstrate our commitment to improving the overall mountain accessibility for all ability levels of skiers and riders,” states Steve Paccagnan, President and CEO of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.  “Our new learning area, in the plaza, will provide a comfortable slope for first timers, in a centralized location, close to all the plaza services.  The Redemption Ridge access trail includes new groomed access to classic Kicking Horse terrain.”

A new groomed entrance to Feuz Bowl has been constructed on Redemption Ridge. This 500m traverse trail allows easier and smoother access to classic Kicking Horse terrain, along with opening the spectacular scenery of Feuz Bowl to skiers who prefer to explore the mountain on groomed trails.  From the same traverse trail, the grooming team will be exploring additional grooming options on the south facing Crystal Bowl side of Redemption Ridge.  This new project will help provide fresh grooming options from the top of the Stairway to Heaven Chair into two alpine bowls.

The brand new learning centre located in the resort plaza will provide a new beginner friendly experience.  This area will be dedicated for beginner and novice skiers.

The first phase of this project includes extensive slope work in the base area and relocation of an existing Magic Carpet lift.  This improved slope will provide a new area for first timers to get saddled up and make those first turns.

Located close to Canyon Creek Outfitters and the Mountain School meeting place, the process of getting geared up and on the slopes will be faster than ever before.  This slope will also be the new home for the tube park, providing a central location for après ski action, located close to the patios and restaurants in the plaza.

Early Bird Winter Season Passes are on sale now, but hurry as the offer is only available until October 10 2011. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Winter 2011/12 season begins on Friday December 9 2011 and lasts until Sunday April 8 2012.