Kicking Horse expanding ski terrain

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 3, 2010 10:36 am

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort announced today that for Winter 2010-11 they will be opening the B.C. ski area, their fourth alpine bowl. Commonly known by the locals as the “Super Bowl,” the terrain will add more advanced and expert runs above-timberline terrain to ski and ride this winter.

“Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is excited to announce the addition of a fourth alpine bowl to its already impressive roster of terrain,” said Steve Paccagnan, President and CEO of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. “This opening is a perfect lead-in to the 10 years of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort celebrations while continuing to demonstrate the resort commitment to improving the overall guest experience.”

The terrain, one drainage south of the Golden Eagle Express Gondola and Bowl Over, includes over 15 new advanced and expert chutes.

“Super Bowl has always been a part of the resort’s Controlled Recreation Area and original master plan. However, the bowl has never been open and skiable terrain,” explains Paccagnan. “The decision was made to open this new terrain and provide our valued guests with safe access to one of the best alpine ski/snowboard bowls and chutes in North America.”

The Super Bowl features almost 1000 feet of vertical, with exposure facing north, south and east. A new traverse will reach Super Bowl from the top of the Golden Eagle Express Gondola. The main chutes will only be accessible by two boot pack trails in the high alpine from the summits of Terminator and T2. Exit will be through a ski-out at the top of the existing Terminator run.