Stop #2 had us heading east over Rogers Pass to the town of Golden, BC home to Kicking Horse Resort. Here Tommy Frey, Desiree Leipham and myself met up with our good friend and longtime KHMR local Steve Fisk who visited Kicking Horse over 13 years ago and he never left.
We didn’t even have to drink it blue on this trip as it seemed the weather gods were looking out for us as we were greeted with another day of Blue skies. According to Steve KHMR received some snow a few days earlier in the mid week. A quick ride up the Golden Eagle Gondola and a traverse out CPR Ridge to maximize the Blue bird and soft snow.
Some impressive scenery skiing down these steep faces over looking the valley and the town of Golden. Pretty sweet warm up where we grabbed some good shots before we slid down to the Sluiceway runout. Here we made the decision to make the move over to the Terminator run to check out T1, a large face that requires a hike which always seems to be holding the goods.
As Steve suspected there were still lots of pow stashes up T1, We worked lower T1 for a few shots and made the plan to spin a quick lap back to the bottom for a gondy ride back up so we could do the T1 hike.
Great call as the hike is fairly short and well worth the effort. The temps were still cold and the snow was light as we worked some nice pitches. It’s amazing everywhere you look theres a cool feature and plenty of sweet backdrops for images.
We took our time getting down T1 as we could see a wave of broken clouds coming our way.
Once the clouds moved in we put away the camera and Steve took us on a little tour of some high speed groomers for a little carving action. This boy nows how to lay em over!
With over 4100 feet of vert and lot’s of steep groomers, it’s pretty easy to get some serious leg burn! Just as quick as the sun went away it came back out and we were back at it.
What a day of shredding and by 3:30 pm our legs were cooked and we ready for a couple of cold ones. Ok, we were ready but Tommy was JONSING! We made our way down to the Double Black Cafe for a little Apres and quaffing of some local drafts as we reflected on some of the better runs of our day. Not a bad way to wrap up a fun day at the Horse! You can be assured the Freeride Media Crew will be back.