Kicking Horse has beat out some great ski resorts to make it into round 3 of Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown, including Whistler and even our very own family member, Fernie Alpine Resort. Once again WE NEED YOUR VOTE! Help us make it to the next round in the 4th annual Ski Town Throwdown by voting for Kicking Horse on the Powder Magazine website – your vote can make a difference!
Vote now! Voting only goes until Thursday night at 7 pm MST!
New York City-based OutdoorFest is expanding their popular Mappy Hour program internationally to Calgary this October! A Happy Hour night with a twist, it offers a chance to meet fellow skiers, backpackers, kayakers, climbers and adventure buddies and to plan adventure packed trips with a like-minded outdoor community. Launching this new event series in New York City in 2014 and Washington, D.C in early 2015, Calgary is a perfect next event location – being close to so many outdoor activity options it draws enthusiasts from all over to settle into city/mountain life.
With some already having fallen in the mountains, the backcountry skiing and fitness theme for October’s Mappy Hour comes at a fitting time, there’s enough time to get in shape before our tentative opening date on December 11th!
Who should attend?
Anyone who loves to hike, kayak, ski, surf, climb, and generally explore the great outdoors!
Free, just bring some guidebooks, maps, or interesting stories to share
For location and to RSVP visit the Mappy Hour website.
New York, NY (September 21, 2015) – New York City-based OutdoorFest is expanding their popular Mappy Hour program internationally to Calgary this October. The monthly community building event, known as “the happy hour for outdoor enthusiasts,” successfully launched in New York City in early 2014 and Washington D.C. in January 2015. Past event hosts have included REI, Hostelling International, and Fjallraven North America, with featured sponsorships from Yelp, Sixpoint Brewery, and Mountain Hardwear. OutdoorFest has identified Calgary as a key urban area with a large population of outdoor enthusiasts looking to connect with a community of adventurers.
“Calgary has such an incredible backyard that many come to visit from afar” says Matt Mosteller, social media influencer and head of Mappy Hour Calgary. He hopes that through Mappy Hour locals can “catch that wanderlust… stay close by and get outdoors!”
Just in time for the winter season, the theme for this first Mappy Hour in Calgary is backcountry skiing and the fitness needed to get outdoors. Calgary’s outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to join the launch event on October 29th 2015 at the Village Brewery. Mappy Hour promises to be a night to meet fellow skiers, backpackers, kayakers, climbers and adventure buddies and plan adventure packed trips with a like-minded outdoor community.
Details of the event include:
Who: Anyone who loves to hike, kayak, ski, surf, climb, and generally explore the great outdoors
What: A happy hour with a twist to bring together the local outdoor community
Theme: Backcountry skiing & fitness
When: October 29, 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Where: 5000 12a St SE, Calgary
Cost: Free, just bring some guidebooks, maps, or interesting stories to share
For more information and to RSVP please see the Facebook Event.
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Coming to Calgary on October 21st is Mountain Film on Tour! Started in Telluride – Fernie, Kimberley, Kicking Horse, Nakiska, Kokanee and X92.9 have partnered with The Gateway at SAIT to bring Calgarians the opportunity to be inspired, educated and entertained with films exploring cultures, our environment and adventure. Doors Open at 6pm, Films start at 7pm!
“We are stoked to not only share our passion for skiing and snowboarding but hopefully to inspire adventure in others. Just like our guests inspire us with their amazing experiences in the mountain at Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberley and Nakiska.” says Matt Mosteller, VP of Marketing and Resort Experience at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies.
Buy your tickets from Ticketmaster now!
PLEASE NOTE: Event is 18+ valid ID is required.
WESTERN OPEN BC CUP 2015 RESULTS
The 2015 Western Open BC Cup downhill race happened in the rain & mud, which didn’t seem to bother the racers much, still finishing with incredibly fast times. The new Beer Garden at KHMR plaza heated things up this year bringing good vibes and good times. Thanks to all the teams and racers for coming up to the Horse again. See you next year!
Stay tuned for the full recap. Click here for the results: KHMR 2015 Western Open results.[slideshow_deploy id=’13138′]
For Immediate Release: July 17th, 2015
KICKING HORSE MOUNTAIN RESORT & GOOSE ISLAND present BREWMASTER’S DINNER
Golden, B.C. – People don’t come to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to tackle the same old thing, they come for the adventures and mountain experience, and we have plenty. This summer, at Eagle’s Eye Restaurant, enjoy our ‘Brewmaster’s Dinner’ on July 25th where you’ll sip on beverages from Goose Island Beer Company, paired perfectly with the exquisite 4 course meal. Be whisked away on the gondola, to 7,700 and take in the amazing views of 6 mountain ranges and 5 national parks with your meal.
Tickets are available online or by calling 1-866-SKI-KICK.
Eagle’s Eye Restaurant
Discover Canada’s most elevated dining experience and most talked about culinary experience. This crown jewel of resort dining, at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C overlooks 5 National Parks at once, enjoy our Chef’s new summer creations this year! More info & reservations.
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Starting this Saturday are our “Rambler’s Hikes”! Join us this summer as an educational introduction to our captivating environment, great for the whole family to take part in! There are four opportunities to try out the hikes, with the first this Saturday featuring Mountain Safety & Weather; guided by the resort’s Mountain Safety Crew, this thematic hike will walk you through our micro-climate and how to conquer the mountains on the safe side.
Other dates & hikes;
Staying Safe in Bear Country – August 1
Your expert guide from Boo’s Grizzly Bear Refuge will educate you on vulnerable bear habitat, how we can reduce human impact and how to stay safe while sharing the beautiful mountains.
Under Our Feet: Geology of the Trench – August 15
How and when did this valley get shaped? Local specialist Gideon Smith will share his extensive knowledge of the region for the most interesting hike of the summer.
Take Nothing But Photos – August 29
A local professional photographer will host a master class at 7’700ft. Learn how to capture the essence of your natural environment with timeless photographs. Take a piece home without leaving a trace!
Please note: a valid lift ticket is required to load up the gondola – visit our Hikes page for lift ticket prices.
Hikes depart at 1:pm – meet at the Winter Trail Map (across from the Gondola Top) to participate!
On June 28th, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to rediscover our summer playground, with FREE sightseeing for our local community. Be amazed by our breathtaking mountain views and stop by Eagle’s Eye Restaurant for an exquisite lunch at 7,700 feet. A $9.95 Grizzly Bear Interpretive tour upgrade will be available at the Guest Services Desk, children (6-12 years) are FREE!
*PROOF OF RESIDENCY REQUIRED (upon presentation of a valid BC driver’s license or BC photo ID with a Golden or Area A address)
People don’t come to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to tackle the same old thing. They come for the adventures and mountain experience, and we have plenty (now including award winning music). NEW this summer, is the Eagle’s Eye Summer Mountain Concert Series, presented in partnership with Stubhub. Be whisked away on the gondola, to 7,700 where you’ll enjoy the amazing views of 6 mountain ranges and 5 national parks while listening to the tranquil crooning of our two musical acts chosen specifically to match the ambiance of one of the most spectacular mountain settings in Canada.
July 4th featuring Joe Nolan
Joe Nolan, a rising star in the bluegrass genre, has just finished his follow up album to the hugely successful Goodbye Cinderella. Gaining popularity through a European tour and earning a nomination from the Canadian Folk Music Award as Emerging Artist of the Year, Joe has been pushed into the Canadian Music scene spotlight and is on the fast track to be a star in the songwriting world. Purchase tickets for the Joe Nolan show at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on StubHub.
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