Finally, some uplifting avalanche news! On February 3rd, Jesse Dahlberg, a 32-year-old man from Golden, B.C., was safely watching crews perform avalanche control on Mount Dennis, B.C., for a railroad and highway below. While watching, Dahlberg spotted an elk in a likely slide path about five minutes before the avalanche. Mount Dennis is 8,363-feet next to Field, B.C., a small […]
Brought to you by Kicking Horse Mountain Resort – Report from week of 10th February 2020 Golden! It’s been overlooked by some as just another truck stop on the Trans Canada Highway, as a placename in the made-up Kootenay Rockies Powder Highway, and derisively as East Revelstoke. However, good things can’t be kept hidden forever. Stunning scenery and mountains are part […]
The city of Golden, Colorado is considering building small sections of natural surface trail adjacent to existing bike paths. Called SingleTrack Sidewalks (STS), the program is being led by The Golden Giddyup, a local non-profit focused on trail development in the area. The six proposed sections of trail would add up to only about 1.26 miles. The trails would be […]
Almost exactly two years ago, a group of backcountry skiers was caught in an avalanche near Golden, BC. Several people were injured and 64-year-old Douglas Churchill from Canmore was killed, reports cbc.ca. Now, his widow, Sheila Churchill, who was in the group, is suing the guides, the resort, an employee and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). Churchill filed a notice of civil claim […]
Today was my first day ever skiing Kicking Horse ski resort in Golden, B.C. I was blown away. Kicking Horse is the home to 6th longest vertical drop in North America at 4,133-vertical-feet. Top-to-bottom gondola laps will give you the burn you’ve been looking for. Kicking Horse is steep, continuous, long. It doesn’t hurt that this place just happens to […]
Jackson Hole has a new puppy in training for the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol. Tater, an 8-week-old Golden Retriever, showed up in Jackson two days ago. His full name is Sir Tater Tot of the Tetons. An avalanche dog can search one hectare (2.5 acres) in about 30 minutes. It would take 20 humans around 4 hours to cover an equivalent area using avalanche probes. The speed with which an “avy dog” locates an avalanche victim is absolutely vital. Around 90% of avalanche victims will survive if recovered in the first 15 minutes after burial […]
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has powder. ‘Nough said. During a week that has seen a pineapple express decimate ski hills all over BC and Washington, you don’t have to say much to sell a resort. The fact that we are skiing makes KHMR a destination. I don’t even need to bring up the 40cm we’ve had in the last 24hrs, but because my parents told me to share, I will. February 6th and 7th have been the deepest days of the year and they’ve come just when people had lost hope in the winter. To start, there is a definite freezing level sitting at the top of Catamount […]
Now that the crowds are gone and the lifts are empty, mother nature has decided to bring the snow to Kicking Horse again. Monday, January 6 saw 9 cm of blower champagne powder like only -15 can bring. To top it off we were welcomed to 18 cm again Tuesday morning. As always with Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, the temperatures are going to stay cold and our snow will stay blower for the rest of the week.