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Report from January 21, 2022

Today we zipped over Roger’s Pass from Revelstoke to Golden to ski the legendary Kicking Horse, BC.

Revelstoke and Roger’s Pass were buried in low clouds, gloomy, and dark…

Once over the pass, things started to lighten up.

Sun hit the peaks and brought the mountains to life.

As we rolled into Kicking Horse the sky was full blue and sublime.

We thrashed out of the car, crammed into the gondola, exchanged stories with some Fireball swilling Canadians, and emerged unscathed.

Gorgeous tracks. image: snowbrains

Bryce had a ketchup and mustard outfit just like me so we took a photo together.

We shralped a few inbounds laps then ducked into the backcountry.

We poked out and looked at a run I skied here in December in the sun.

Duane above Golden, BC. image: snowbrains

I dug a pit and the results were no good…

I got 3 compression tests to fail at only 3 taps from the wrist about 10″ down.

We backed off that slope.

Miles slash. image: snowbrains

We headed up high and dropped a formidable chute that got our hearts beating.

At the bottom, we were stoked and satiated.

We decided we’d just do one more run in a low-angle happy zone and call it quits.

Everything in this photo is inbounds at Kicking Horse. image: snowbrains

The happy pow run was happy.

We saw more we wanted to ski just one ridge away…

We knew we had a lot to do tonight as we’re headed to a backcountry hut via helicopter tomorrow morning and we still had to food shop and pack.

Happy Canadians and their hucking fun of the day! image: snowbrains

We shopped at Save-On, grabbed pizza at Red Tomato Pizza (Lumberjack that comes with maple syrup!), packed up, met us with all our buddies coming on the trip (we’re a group of 14), and watched the Warriors win while watching the sunset on Kicking Horse from the Prestige Inn.

Life is good and we can’t wait to get out to the hut and some big snow tomorrow.

Thanks, Kicking Horse!

Duane with the look back. image: snowbrains image: kicking horse, 1/21/22 image: kicking horse, 1/21/22 Ketchup Mustard twins. image: snowbrains Mustard and Ketchup! v Bulging. image: snowbrains Dwanis. image: snowbrains Duane headed up. image: snowbrains Golden Eagle Gondola. image: snowbrains Stairway to Heaven. image: snowbrains Vistas. image: snowbrains This photo is Golden, BC. image: snowbrains Yeah, I didn’t ski this chute… image: snowbrains Digging around in the snowpack image: snowbrains No go. image: snowbrains The chute we skied. Miles about to drop. image: snowbrains Duane about to drop. image: snowbrains Yikes. image: snowbrains Layers. image: snowbrains Big mountain, small human. image: snowbrains Kicking Horse backcountry. image: snowbrains Half and half. image: snowbrains Kicking Horse. image: snowbrains Gnarly accident on Rogers Pass. image: snowbrains The Purcell Mountains. image: snowbrains Rogers Pass. image: snowbrains I lived in Mary’s Motel in Golden BC for 2 months in 2018… image: snowbrains Gondy views. image: snowbrains Old school wicket ticket! image: snowbrains Duane and scenes. image: snowbrains Duane grinding up. image: snowbrains Kicking Horse Gondola. image: snowbrains Inbounds terrain at Kicking Horse. image: snowbrains Photo of Miles taking a photo. image: snowbrains Ozone. image: snowbrains Kicking Horse from the room. image: snowbrains Kicking Horse from the Prestige Inn. image: snowbrains Train crossing in Golden. image: snowbrains Red Tomato Pizza! The Lumberjack comes with maple syruyp… image: snowbrains Shit-eating grin and Red Tomato Pizza. image: snowbrains Getting ready for the hut trip with Golden Alpine Holidays tomorrow. image: snowbrains