Kicking Horse skiers and boarders just can't seem to get enough chutes. The resort already boasts 70 chutes, but now plans to add more.
Kicking Horse, which is known for its advanced and expert chutes that plummet from the ridge, is bumping up the steeps by opening a new bowl for advanced skiers and riders. The new terrain-known to locals as the Super Bowl-will be reached via a new ski traverse from the top of the Golden Eagle Express Gondola. Skiers and riders will need to climb boot pack trails to reach the summit of the peak and its lower sister to the south to reach the main chutes.
Super Bowl sits to the south of Bowl Over, divided by the 7,900-foot Terminator Peak. Its 15 advanced and expert chutes rim three sides of the bowl with north, south, and east aspects. The longest runs drops 300 meters (985 feet) of vertical from the top of Terminator Peak.
The bowl has always been inside the ski area's lease; however, it never has been open for use nor controlled for avalanches. Skiers and riders exit the bowl onto the top of Terminator Run to return to the base of the gondola.
Super early bird season pass prices are available through Sept. 13 while early bird prices run until Oct. 11. Season passes are available at different rates for Golden residents, British Columbia or Alberta residents, and all others. Passes can be purchased by phone or online.
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