Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
December 30th, Media Statement, Inbounds Avalanche
Friday December 30th Golden BC . . . At 12:00pm a party reported an avalanche in Feuz Bowl to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort staff. The Resort’s Mountain Safety personal immediately activated their avalanche rescue plan. As part of this procedure the resort temporally closed all lifts for public upload.
The cause of the avalanche is currently under investigation by the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort safety personal.
The site was fully searched with avalanche probes, avalanche transceivers and RECCO device by Kicking Horse Mountain Resort personal and certified Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dogs (CARDA).
“In a situation like this, safety for all of our guests and employee’s is number one priority,” states Steve Paccagnan, President and CEO of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. “As part of the resort’s avalanche and emergency procedure, an extensive search was completed to confirm that no persons were in the debris field and the area was safe.”
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort re-opened for regular hours at 1:35pm and will continue to operate through the holidays.