|Originally posted by PowDigger:
Hey could you post a report of your trip to Kicking Horse. The Gathering is going there next year and some people have not heard of the place. A good report would help out for those who don't know.
just did a red mt., whitewhater, kicking horse, fernie, big mt., schweitzer, silver mt., mt. spokane loop. Yes, mt. spokane. Kicking Horse: 1 1/2 hrs. due west of Banf/Lake Louise,in the Purcells (jagged, Tetonesque, but a little lower, 6.5-9k). 4100 ft. plus of verticall, consistently steep top to bottom, multiple bowls, great lift infrastructure, low frills, not many people. A couple of hotels in Golden in the Ramada range, several motel-8 like options, and one hostel, $25 CA a night with a comunal kitchen and lots of fun people. Phenomenal skiing for those who crave steeps & hard core terrain. Banf/Lake Louise, Fernie, or Big Mt. is better for the kiddies. Take your ski buddies to the Horse though, it won't disappoint. If you really like low frills-ski your balls off, small town ski action and like to hike, check out red mt. and the Ram's Head Inn, my favorite for years.