A strong winter of snow in interior British Columbia has prompted two resorts to make additions to their spring schedules. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort added bonus weekends to the calendar while Panorama Mountain Village re-introduced twilight skiing and a long night skiing season.
Kicking Horse has seen one of the best winters for snowfall in five years. One storm cycle even surpassed 30-year records with depositing more than 100 centimeters of snow in 72 hours.
The boon of snow prompted Kicking Horse to add two bonus weekends to the calendar. Daily operations are scheduled to run through April 10 with the resort opening again April 15-17 and 22-24.
The Sun Splash Funk Festival will now extend for three weekends. The event will include spring jam sessions with live DJs and music. Spring competitions take off with the annual Melt Freeze Cup and GT Snow Racing Challenge April 9-10 and finish with the Dummy Downhill and Slush Cup April 23-24. Sun Splash Funk Festival weekend packages start at $99 per person per night for lift tickets and lodging based on double occupancy.
Panorama Mountain flies into spring season with the re-introduction of a popular program-Twilight Skiing. The resort added twilight hours back into the ski day starting March 13. Horseshoe, Campbell's Canyon, Ski Tip Way, Stringer, and Hoggsflats runs will remain open for skiing until 8 p.m. Rockstar Terrain Park on Powder Trail will also be available for twilight hours.
Showoff Run will be open for twilight hours and night skiing until 9 p.m. Night skiing is scheduled to run through April 9.
Panorama plans to wrap up its season April 10 with its annual Slush Cup. Several ski and stay packages are available through the final day of operations.
Check out some of the Sun Splash Funk Fest action from the Slush Cup last spring at Kicking Horse via YouTube: