The Helly Hansen’s Big Mountain Battle is returning to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on Feb. 23.

The Helly Hansen’s Big Mountain Battle is returning to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on Feb. 23.

Kicking Horse hosts big battle

Helly Hansen’s Big Mountain Battle is coming to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

Helly Hansen’s Big Mountain Battle is coming to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

For the fifth exciting season, Helly Hansen is inviting you to join the fun and excitement of a little adventure on the mountain you thought you already knew.

The Big Mountain Battle will take you to corners of the mountain you may not have been to for years, send you hiking up a climb you would have never thought to do, go searching in the woods for the checkpoint, and get tracked in real time by Flaik GPS, all with your buddies.

This is a team-based event, open to all ages and levels, and allows exploration of the entire mountain. Each team of two must cover off all of the checkpoints lifts, runs, and hikes around the mountain in a three-hour time period.

Every team will be given a course map and team card. The top three teams with the best times to complete all checkpoints, runs and hill climbs, will receive awards. But the top team will receive a grand prize of $2,000 worth of Helly Hansen product, redeemable on the Helly Hansen website.

There are three different categories, including an Intermediate Course 12 and Under, in which only one member of the team must be under 12.

This is  perfect for a parent/child team.

The Big Mountain Challenge at KHMR is on Saturday Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register a team for the challenge, go to www.bigmountainbattle.com.