Further to our March 15th decision to suspend Ski Area Operations, after careful consideration of the quickly changing circumstances around Coronavirus (COVID-19), Resorts of the Canadian Rockies has made a decision to suspend ski resort operations for the remainder of the 2019/20 ski season at our Western Canadian Resorts, including Nakiska Ski Area, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Here at RCR our number one priority is the safety, health and well-being of our Guests, Team Members, and the Communities which we live, work and play in. As tough a decision as this has been, we feel it is the right thing to do under the current circumstance.
In an effort to limit social interaction we will not be opening our guest service and ticket offices for the time being, both at resorts and our Calgary office. For questions regarding purchased products please email the address below (In response to this situation we are receiving an overwhelming volume of calls and emails, your patience is appreciated as work respond to these requests).
We sincerely apologize to you our guests for this inconvenience.As always, we truly appreciate the support which we receive from you and thank you for that. We will look forward to welcoming you back to our resorts and Mountain Communities in the future.
President/Chief Resorts Officer
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
The 7 Inches of Pleasure DJ tour, featuring Monster Energy artist roster headliners, will be doing a Western Canada swing early 2017.
No CD’s, no MP3’s, no Laptops, Just 45’s & good vibes. The night features some of North America’s most prolific record collectors and turntabilists including DJ Scratch from EPMD (Brooklyn, NY), MAT THE ALIEN (Nanaimo) & DJ ILLO (Ottawa).
The 7 inch vinyl record is the preferred audio delivery device from some of the best era’s in music history. Between the years of 1950 – 1975 it was the only physical way to manufacture some of the best songs ever created, and continues to be used to capture some of the most iconic and original tracks recorded today.
FREE SHUTTLES ALL NIGHT FROM ROCKWATER TO KHMR!
Make our playground your office!
Ever looked up at the mountains and thought you should drop everything and live there? Well, stop waiting and jump into a new adventure with us! Make the beautiful scenery of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort your office full time office. The Eagle’s Eye Restaurant, located at the summit of the resort, is the highest restaurant in Canada. We are currently hiring for both Kitchen & Front of House staff.
Your morning commute is a 15 minute Gondola ride, that will elevate you to 7’700ft, with 360 degree views of some of the most stunning landscapes that Canada has to offer. Work with a likeminded, high energy, passionate team of people that came here to live the dream.
Working at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort comes with great advantages including free access to our lifts for hiking, biking, and visiting the grizzly bear, discounts in local restaurants & shops, reciprocal discounts to other mountains in BC, and more! Visit our employment page (find link below) to view details & positions available. Fire us your resume and we’ll get back to you shortly.
Stop waiting and start living your dream now! Meanwhile, catch us on the trails… if you can!
-KHMR Employment Team
KHMR Celebrates Canada 150: 4 sports, 1 bowl, 1 cinematic shot
Canada’s turning 150 this year, and here at Kicking Horse we wanted to create a visual piece as a tribute to our country. Create a meaningful visual piece that could illustrate what we live for. Why we live here. Why we all think Canada is a beautiful place to live.
There’s a strong outdoor community here in Golden BC, with tons of highly motivated, extremely rad and borderline super-humans that live and breathe for extreme outdoor sports & to get that adrenaline rush. They live for it and don’t feel the need to yell it out loud from a roof top. There is no game, no BS, just some genuine, authentic folks that just want to get out & do it to fulfill their passion, not to get likes on Instagram.
To celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday properely, our Via Ferrata Manager, Nick Comstock pitched the idea of doing a video that will include all the sports you can do at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 1 single shot, at the same time in the same alpine bowl. So we rounded up our rowdiest folks from Mountain Safety, Trail Crew & Summer Guides to throw down a sweet video dedicated to our beautiful country, to this off the grid little town that has it all.
Make sure to turn your volume up and to hit that HD button!
-KHMR Media Team
HELLY HANSEN Wrangle the Chute is coming up March 8-11, and we hand picked a few Golden & KHMR locals eager to compete and represent their home turf! Be sure to watch them throw down this week: March 8th for the 2* FWQ, March 10th for the 4*FWQ Qualifiers and March 11th for the 4*FWQ Finals.
Local Yoga Instructor and avid Snowboarder & Mountain biker, this girl is getting after it on a daily basis! Keepin’ up with the Oatway Productions boys is not easy, but it sure trained Jessica to wrangle herself in & out of the steepest and sketchiest lines without a hitch!
This local shredder only has interest for big mountain lines! Chris will always ride where you thought it was impossible to ride, while capturing some major air time. Don’t miss this guy’s run!
Lane Clark aka Flame McNeil. Ex rodeo clown now Coach for the Rocky Mountain Freeriders. His motto: “If the women don’t find you handsome they should at least find you handy”.
Head coach of the GKHAT (local ski racing team) & level 3 coach certified, Ryan’s style is simple: technical, non-stop and loose, he’s definitely happiest with one foot up in the air, doing big turns, and traveling at a high speed. Be on the watch for his run, because it’s going to be a fast one!
Devon Randall aka Bad Randy, grew up thirty minutes south of town in Parson home of the world’s largest paddle. Words to live by “take your loose airs with your loose women” fast one!
A long-time Kicking Horse Warrior, Mason is taming the Horse at every opportunity he gets and is not scared to go big. His motto: “When in doubt, point it out!”
Glorify your summer on the Hanging Glory Suspension Bridge
You’ve likely heard of the Via Ferrata, a fixed climbing route running along the Terminator peak of the resort, what you might not know is the path to the Via Ferrata is across a suspension bridge. The ‘Hanging Glory’ suspension bridge transports brave guests from the ridgeline just below Eagle’s Eye over to the base of Terminator peak. NEW this summer, walk to suspension bridge and circle back to the restaurant before starting the Via Ferrata, with the new suspension bridge option guests who are too nervous to do the whole course or too young to meet our safety restrictions can get a taste of the rush on Hanging Glory. (For the especially adventurous, trying actually hanging off hanging glory, don’t worry, you’re harnessed safely to the bridge).
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is thrilled to introduce a new 2 stars Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ). To foster and support the local adult freeriding scene, this additional big mountain event will be held in the original Wrangle the Chute Venue, where it all started! Although anyone is welcome to enter, the event is dedicated to reveal the best local talents. The winner of each category will be invited to enter the 4* Wrangle the Chute, scheduled for March 24-27.
Event spectator friendly!
Don’t miss the action at the Heaven’s Door Yurt! On both Saturday and Sunday, the athletes will compete in the chutes facing directly the Heaven’s Door Yurt. Tasty BBQ treats and cold drinks will be all day. Don’t miss out on the ultimate Big Mountain showdown featuring big lines and some of the best pro-riders with a Kicking Horse twist!
Participate in IFSA’s “Rip It! Shoot It! Share It” campaign. You have a chance to win an IFSA trucker hat each week if you post your photos on the IFSA Facebook page, or on your own Instagram/Twitter using these official hashtags: #IFSA16, #IFSAfreeriders, #FWQ16.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will be the newest stop on the Jeep Junior Freeski Series on February 5-7th
– Presented by Rossignol and Smith Optics.
This 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 Jeep Junior Freeski Series is the only one of its kind in Canada and part of Resort of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) ongoing commitment to providing active and healthy pursuits for youth.
Check out the next generation of freeskiers! Competitors will display their skiing skills on natural terrain while being judged on 5 categories – Line Choice, Control, Fluidity, Technique and Style/Energy.
Stay tuned on here for contest results!
KICKING HORSE MOUNTAIN RESORT OFFERS FREE COMMUNITY DAY SKIING TO LOCALS ON SUNDAY, January 10th
Golden, B.C. – We are excited to announce this special day that gives everyone in our community a chance to ski and ride with us! On Sunday, January 10th, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is excited to continue the annual tradition of offering a FREE day of skiing/riding to the local community through our Community Appreciation Day.
FREE Lift tickets will be offered to all Golden and ‘Area A’ residents. We want all locals to take part and join us for this opportunity to discover skiing or snowboarding for the first time or return if it has been awhile. If you are not into skiing please come up and take in the view from the top of the Golden Eagle Express Gondola and have lunch at Eagles Eye. Please bring a valid Gov’t issued id to verify your residents.
If you’re new to the sport, now is the time to try it out, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort TELUS Winter Sports School will be offering beginner TELUS Ski/Snowboard Lessons, sign up ahead of time to book your spot.
More information here: https://kickinghorseresort.com/event/community-day-2/
Snowy Image of the Week – December 13
As far as we remember, we’ve never seen T1, T2 & Whitewall all open at this time of the year, especially with knee deep powder.
Let’s admit it: This is the best opening KHMR has ever known. Cheers to an amazing season start… and to the good times ahead!
Photo captured on Saturday, December 13 at 3:00pm on Terminator 1.