Kicking Horse Opening Early


Kicking Horse Mountain Resort announced today an early opening of December 4th- 6th, 2009. The resort has received over 160cm of snowfall over the past two weeks and storm cycles continue to drop champagne powder through the region.

“Opening day at Kicking Horse is always legendary with core skiers coming to enjoy deep powder and a great vibe.” says Steve Paccagnan President and General Manager of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. “With more natural snow than any other resort in BC and Alberta, this year promises to be truly epic. We are ready for the world wide attention British Columbia is going to receive this winter season.” adds Paccagnan.

The first gondola of the season will be loading at 9:00am on Friday December 4th. To support a local athlete and build the excitement for the games Kicking Horse will be hosting the second annual Dave Duncan First Gondola Charity Auction. The winning bid will get the honors of the first Gondola of the season, a private BMC guide and complimentary lunch at the Award Winning Eagle’s Eye Restaurant. This live auction will be happening in the lift line shortly before opening on Friday December 4th.

Ticket pricing will be 10% off the regular rate or $65.70 on an adult lift ticket. The resort strongly encourages season pass holders to pick up their season passes before opening day. Kicking Horse Guest services is open with extended hours the Tuesday – Thursday before opening from 9:00am to 6:00pm daily for season pass pick-up. Additionally pass holders can pick-up there pass from the British Columbia Visitor Centre during regular operation hours, 9:00am – 4:00pm daily.

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a world-class four season destination resort located 2.5 hours west from Calgary, nestled between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains in the heart of British Columbia. Winter offers a fully integrated mountain resort experience and the most progressive in-bounds skiing in North America. For more information please visit



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