Via Ferrata Adventure – Week 1 and 2
By Lisa Roddick
Prisme, a Quebec based company was set to arrive on Tuesday, May 26. On this day, due to traffic accidents blocking their route, all but one of the Prisme crew missed their flights. One individual was driving from Squamish and was here Wednesday morning to get some gear together and hike to Terminator Peak for his first look at it.
Jorge was impressed with what he saw, grateful for the iews he will have from his office for the next month and excited about this project! The rest of the crew was set to arrive on Wednesday afternoon, but encountered another setback when the brand new rental truck that they had hired broke down near Banff. They would have to wait for a replacement and would not arrive until the next day.
Bright and early Thursday morning, May 28 the Prisme team arrived, smiling and optimistic despite the epic mission it took them to get to Kicking Horse. That same day they started hauling gear to the top of Terminator Peak and installing anchors so they could start rock scaling. After 5 days of rock scaling, which was easier than they had anticipated they forecast that they will be done by Monday, June 8 and ready to start installing the Iron Road. In the mean time, the Via Ferrata guides are training, preparing behind the scenes and digging snowing off the route where needed while anxiously awaiting their part of the installation of Golden’s newest and highest attraction!
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!
Golden, BC – On Sunday June 30th, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is pleased to continue its tradition of opening up the resort to locals for a free community day!
As a ‘thank you’ to the local communities, the resort will be offering a FREE Sightseeing Lift Ticket to Golden and ‘Area A’ residents (proof of residency is required). Community Day is part of the Summer Kick Off Weekend at Kicking Horse. Call 1-866-SKI-KICK for more information today!
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will open for a special preview weekend on June 22/23, with official summer opening date on June 28. For more information visit the Kicking Horse Official Website. To book your Summer Vacation Online visit the Skircr Vacation Website or call 1-800-258-7669!
Golden, BC – Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is excited to open their doors to summer operations officially on Friday June 28th this summer, with a special preview weekend on June 22nd/23rd. Summer at Kicking Horse includes Mountain Biking at one of the most popular Bike Parks in the Rockies region, Dining Mountain Top at the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant, Hikes and Sightseeing, plus it’s the best place to spot Boo, the resident Grizzly Bear!
Kicking Horse Bike Park – People don’t come to Kicking Horse Bike Park to ride the same old thing, they come for the differences and we have plenty meaning 1200 metres (4000 ft) of stupendous variety! The start of it is the view from the alpine launch which is dominated by the three mountain ranges that surround the park, and the most variety of trails in the Canadian Rockies region.
Eagles Eye Restaurant – Canada’s Most Elevated Dining Experience, look over 5 National Parks at once and enjoy the Chef’s summer creations!
Hiking & Sightseeing – Take the Gondola to 7,700 feet and take in the panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, Columbia River Wetland and the town of Golden!
Boo, Grizzly Bear Refuge – Kicking Horse is home to the world’s largest enclosed grizzly bear habitat, where the resident orphan grizzly bear Boo lives and plays. Take this one of a kind opportunity with the interpretive tour and view Boo in his habitat!