Golden, BC – The Dogtooth Dash will return to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on March 21 – 23. From the racer’s mouths, The Dogtooth Dash is the most exciting, scenic and challenging event in the Ski Mo calendar, home of the national championships for the last 5 years and the only built in course taking place inside a controlled ski area.
Nested between five National Parks, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has been hosting Ski-Mo races for almost a decade, participating in discipline’s booming across North America – ski touring is definitely at the top of the mind for all outdoor enthusiasts who travel through the area. Kicking Horse has won numerous awards for its predominately advance terrain, tree skiing, alpine chutes, overall big mountain experience and backcountry feel.
“This is the pinnacle of Ski Mountaineering events in north America,” said Matt Mosteller, VP of Sales & Marketing, “Kicking Horse’s terrain, snow and steeps will test the best from around the world! Our team and the mountain community of Golden are proud to showcase our heritage,” he continued.
After 5 years of service and creating one a of a kind event, Ian Gale has passed on the torch to a new board of directors, composed of pro-racers, senior event marketers & mountain safety specialists.
Moving with the momentum of last year’s unique event gathering the best Canadian and US athletes, the 2014 race will embody similar course elements with the addition of further resort animation, attendance and media coverage.
The event will be sanctioned by the Alpine Club of Canada & the US Ski Mountaineering Association and will follow the IFSM ski touring race rules and regulations. The award winning Eagle’s Eye Restaurant, will be the focal point for the event, with a clover leaf course that will have athletes starting, finishing and looping through the top of the mountain during the race.
Information on the 2014 Dogtooth Dash.
Check out Photos from our 2013 Event.
Golden, BC – Escape to Eagle’s Eye, Canada’s most elevated dining experience, for the most refreshing, unique event of the summer – the Alexander Keith’s Brewmaster’s Dinner on August 30th. While immersing yourself in 360 degree alpine views at 7,700 feet, enjoy exquisite dishes paired perfectly with a selection of Alexander Keith’s brews including two new Hop Ales introduced this summer – Hallertauer Hop Ale and Cascade Hop Ale. The four course meal will feature fresh, seasonal ingredients chosen to compliment the diverse selection of Keith’s products. Tickets are $85 or $75 for designated drivers – gondola, tax and gratuity included.
As the only evening event at Eagle’s Eye open to the public the entire summer, the Brewmaster’s dinner will sell out quickly and reservations are required. Please phone Kicking Horse Mountain Resort at 1-866-754-5425 to make your reservation today.
Golden, BC – It’s the beginning of summer at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on Friday; enjoy a whole weekend of summer fun for the Canada Day long weekend!
Kicking Horse Opening Day, check out Mountain Biking, Sightseeing, Hiking, Boo the Bear and more!
Bike Race Series Leg 1
Boo the Bear 10 Year Anniversary Festival – Family Workshops, Education Program & more!
Canada Day Festival – Cake at Eagles Eye, Face Painting, Pony Rides, Live Music & more!
The Kicking Horse Bike Park will play host to the fastest downhill racers from Western Canada competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes. Cultivating the downhill mountain bike trend and initiating the little wheels – Don’t miss out on the Shimano Kids Race! The 2013 Western Open is set for August 3rd & 4th at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort; for more information visit the Official Website.
Visit the Kicking Horse Website, book the Western Open Vacation Package and save 10%.
Book Online or call 1-800-258-7669!
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Set to Host the 5th Annual DogTooth Dash – 2013 Continental Ski-Mo Champs
Golden, BC – Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is thrilled to announce that the Dogtooth Dash will return to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on March 16th and 17th.
In partnership with the Alpine Club of Canada and the US Ski Mountaineering Association, we will be hosting the 2013 Continental Ski- Mo Championships presented by GORE-TEX® – in this ISMF World Championships season, our event will stand as the North American Championships.
Moving with the momentum of last year’s unique event, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is very proud to team-up with GORE-TEX®, a worldwide recognized brand of outdoor enthusiasts, who have sponsored major outdoor events around the globe, including the legendary GORE-TEX® Grand Traverse. Our goal is to establish the Dogtooth Dash as a reference in the Ski-Mo world.
For those who haven’t experience the Horse yet, Ian Gale and his team have designed one of the most spectacular and challenging races! The award winning Eagle’s Eye Restaurant will serve as a focal point offering great spectating. Kick back on the patio and cheer the racers as they looping through the mountain top, while enjoying breathtaking views of the Purcell Range!
So don’t wait any longer and sign up online today! There will be snow, pain and $3000 in cash & prizes…
2 COURSE OPTIONS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR CHALLENGE!
Saturday, March 16th
The epic 6,000ft climb / descent – designed for seasoned Ski-Mo racer
Challenge yourself if you have what it takes to race against the best!
Sunday, March 17th
A second day of racing, just for fun, on a 400ft short track located at Heaven’s Door Yurt
Team relay with a mass start
REGISTRATION ONLINE IS NOW OPEN
$65 +tax includes 2-day Lift Tickets & Race Entry
$45 +tax for Season Pass Holders
$5 per person CASH drop-in fee for Sunday Rally – Onsite registration
Check out our Dogtooth Dash special package for deals on accommodations and lift tickets at kh.skircr.com/summer-main/the-resort/accommodations/ or call 1.866.SKI.KICK
Golden, BC – is known for providing the best Big Mountain experience: the foremost Big Mountain Freeride Showdown returns to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on March 23rd and 24th. Wrangle the Chute is a pioneer event combining Big Mountain skiing and riding with a ‘Bucking Bronco’ ride on E.J Hector. This event is the ultimate Freeride showdown. The biggest two-day Big Mountain Freeride showdown in the West, will not only offer exciting skiing and riding but also features loads of fun for all to enjoy. For maximum fun there will be a grandstand including live DJ’s and an outdoor BBQ at Kicking Horse’s Heaven’s Door Yurt Café. Athletes choose the line they want to ski or ride and the tricks they want to attempt to impress the crowds while chasing a $2000 cash purse and additional prizes.
“This is an iconic event for Kicking Horse Mountain Resort,” says Kicking Horse Mountain Resort President, Steve Paccagnan. “Many of the top skiers and riders in North America have experienced Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s Big Mountain terrain, unlike anything else in North America, so it is fitting we host one of Canada’s top Big Mountain Freeride Showdowns.”
The on-mountain showdown gets underway at ‘High Noon’ on both Saturday and Sunday with each pre-qualified participant getting a single run each day. On Sunday afternoon, shortly after the final competitor rolls in, the new champion will be awarded on site. “This event provides spectators the best in Big Mountain skiing and riding excitement,” says Matt Mosteller, Vice President of Marketing, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. “It can’t be beat, stay ski in ski out, enjoy incredible snow conditions, relax in the beer garden and savor the juicy BBQ and take in the most unique event held in Canada”
The Heaven’s Door Yurt Café, in Crystal Bowl, will be transformed into a lively grandstand for an outstanding view of all of the action. Spectator entry is free with a lift ticket and Kokanee BBQ will be smoking with mouth-watering burgers. Saddle on up and make your way to witness one of Canada’s top Freeski Showdowns, presented in partnership with Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Your Alberta Jeep Dealers, Monster Energy, Rossignol, Kokanee and Smith Sports Optics.
Golden BC – Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is going to open early for a preview weekend on December 1 & 2 with great conditions to kick off the season. After the preview weekend Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will start 7-day a week operations on Saturday December 8th.
Join us in the plaza on Saturday, December 1 between 7:30 and 8:50am to purchase raffle tickets ($2 each or 3 for $5) for your chance to win First Gondola Ride of the Season – not only will you win first ride & guaranteed fresh tracks, you’ll also be able to bring up to 5 friends with you, receive lift line priority for the entire day and lunch at Eagle’s Eye Restaurant, the highest elevated restaurant in Canada! /adventure/first_gondola.aspx
The winner will be announced just before the Gondola starts up for the season on Saturday. All proceeds from Raffle Sales will support the Golden Food Bank, bring a non-perishable food item and receive a Bonus Entry!
For Current Conditions visit the Online Snow Report
Golden BC – Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will be the newest stop on the JEEP Junior Freeski series on March 2/3, 2013. The event provides the opportunity for youth between the ages of 7 and 18 to develop and showcase their skiing skills in a fun and supportive environment. The event is part of Resort of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) ongoing commitment to providing active and healthy pursuits for youth. The multi resort Jeep Junior Freeski Series is the only one of its kind in Canada.
Competitors will display their skiing skills on natural terrain while being judged on 5 categories – Line Choice, Control, Fluidity, Technique and Style/Energy. To align with the IFSA qualification standards the event is open to skiers ages 12-18 with 4 categories – Boys 12-14, Girls 12-14, Boys 15-18 and Girls 15-18. A full event schedule will be available closer to the event.
The Kicking Horse Junior Freeski event will be part of the brand new RCR Jeep Junior Freeski Series which includes Junior events at Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort. The Kimberley Jr. Freeski will take place on Feb. 9-10 and the Fernie Junior Freeski event will take place Feb. 21-24. Both the Kimberley and Fernie events will be IFSA Regional qualification events and are open to skiers ages 7-18. A huge thanks to our sponsors and partners including the IFSA, Your Alberta Jeep Dealers, Rossignol and Smith Optics, Husky & TELUS.
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