How Kicking Horse Kicked My Ass — in a Good Way

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Emile Lavoie skis a chute near the summit of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

Day 2 on the Powder Highway brought the SkiZer to Kicking Horse near Golden, B.C.

Impressions? It’s pretty amazing.

More than 4,000 feet of  vertical and some very scary steeps. Just the place for the 60-year-old SkiZer.

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The SkiZer devours fresh pow on the south side of T1 at Kicking Horse.

Emile Lavoie, marketing and events coordinator for the resort, showed the old man around. The mountain is filled with high ridges, bowls and some pretty radical chutes. A few inches had fallen overnight on top of a few inches the day before, and Kicking Horse was skiing very well.

Winds drifted snow into the many chutes, creating soft freshies on every run.

All I can say is that it’s impressive. I’m ready to saddle up and return any time.

Day 12: Kicking Horse

  • Vertical for the day: 28,000
  • Vertical for the year: 190,000
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Hiking to T1 for fresh lines at Kicking Horse.
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Emile Lavoie shreds on the back side of T1.

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