Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Early Opening Dec 3rd – 5th


November 24th, 2010, Golden, BC…. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is pleased to announce an early opening and bonus weekend of operations on December 3rd – 5th. With good snowfall accumulation over the past three weeks, the opening comes one week ahead of the mountain’s scheduled opening date of December 10th.

“We are excited to kick off our 10th Anniversary Celebration Season ahead of plan,” states Steve Paccagnan, President and CEO of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. “This is only going heighten anticipation in the ski and ride community. With our 10 year celebrations, the La Nina weather systems due to blanket the mountains this winter and the soon to open 4th Alpine Bowl, Super Bowl the spotlight is going to be on Kicking Horse Mountain Resort this winter.”

Two Alpine Bowls are confirmed to open on Friday December 3rd, with skiing / riding available from the top of the mountain to the base. Open alpine terrain will consist of Bowl Over and Crystal Bowl, including the south facing slopes of Redemption Ridge. The Golden Eagle Express Gondola, Stairway to Heaven and Catamount Chairs will be in operation for the weekend. With more snowfall in the forecast over the next week the opening of additional terrain is very possible.

Early season lift ticket prices will be in effect with a 25% discount* off regular ticket window prices. Free days on the Lake Louise Plus Card will also be available to all card holders.


On opening day the Dave Duncan First Gondola tradition will continue with the first gondola cabin of the season being auctioned off to the best seven person team bid. The day’s privileges include the first public upload of the winter season, lift line priority for the day, a private Big Mountain Centre Guide and lunch at the award winning Eagle’s Eye Restaurant.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a world-class four-season destination resort located 2.5 hours west of 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

* 25% discount applies on regular, full price ticket window pricing. Not valid with any other promotional offer. Discount not valid on Lake Louise Plus Card discount.


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