Kicking the horse with the camel toe

14 01 2010

So after Revelstoke I headed to Golden BC with good friend Ross Janzen fellow Fernie freeski team rider, to ski the resort Kicking Horse and to shoot some photos with Alex Giesbrecht. It seems everywhere I travel around the Kootneys every town is filled with a strong kiwi posse. So it was great to turn up at Alexs pad to see that he was living with two kiwis and to a huge outside/inside house party.

I’m not going to lie, Ross was not keen on heading to Golden because I was dragging him away from the Revelstoke world freeskiing champs after party and in addition the weather forecast was for rain or snow. Either way it was going to be cloudy. But alas there was lots of fresh powder when we woke up and we were still able to work with the light that we had… and Ross was stoked to be skiing some good stuff. It was so good that we stayed and skied another day.
Kicking Horse has four lifts which includes one gondola and three chair lifts. The gondola ‘Golden Eagle Express’ takes you up to 7,700 feet to amazing ridges that offer some of the best riding around both easily accessible for skiers and snowboarders. The average snowfall for KH is 762cm, Vertical 4133ft/1260m, top elevation 8033 ft/1190m, terrain 2750 acres, numbered runs 106, 3 alpine bowls and 70 inbound chutes. KH also has some crack up run names such as ‘ camel toe’ haha Kicking Horse Kicks Ass!

Alex Giesbrecht Photo. Warming up under the gondola

Alex Giesbrecht Photo. Skiing CPR ridge

Alex Giesbrecht Photo. Skiing Pillows!

Alex Giesbrecht Photo. Skiing Redemption Ridge

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