Greetings X-C Skiers and Skaters!

We are all thinking of skiing soon but we do need to enjoy the moment! These clear sunny days make for fun skating on local ponds and lakes. Here are Bruce & I just outside of Field townsite loving the silky ice.

The boys have had the machine tuned up, put in some bridges over creeks (by the way—Emerald Lake Lodge has built a brand new huge bridge to their property!)

And… same as other years—if you want “EMAIL UPDATES” for the latest trail conditions and events from our website blog—just subscribe — at the bottom of any page.

Just waiting for snow but this is so sweet! Talk to you soon, KHSC

Bruce & I just outside of Field townsite loving the silky ice.

Bruce & I just outside of Field townsite loving the silky ice.

Another Successful Dinner

We express a sincere Thank You to..
1. Our fabulous volunteer chef Everett Cooper of Field’s own “Truffle Pigs Bistro”
2. And our 2 wonderful volunteer prep cook/servers: Helen Barry & Maggie Fields

This is no small task to cook for 80-100 people and pull it off without a wrinkle (all while also cooking for a wedding party at the Pigs)!

  • Thank you to the Truffle Pigs & Staff for sharing their chef
  • GFS (Gordon Food Service) for donating $250.00 of food
  • Helpers Marla/JP, Rachel/Laurie, Sophie, and Anja for taking care of the kids’ table and their special meal
  • Emerald Lake Lodge for funding the ski trails at Emerald Lake
  • Columbia Basin Trust for buying 1/2 our new Skidoo
  • To all $100.00+ donations to the Trail of $kees = $1,160.00
  • To all our MEMBERS — 85 strong this year
  • Donation boxes to date = $1,190.00

The supporters who donated door prizes & auction items: Pierre Lemire, Bruce Bembridge, Kicking Horse Ski Club, Trail Sports in Canmore, Friends of Yoho, and Emerald Sports & Gifts

THANK YOU EVERYONE! And especially to…
Everett, Helen, and Maggie who made this all happen!

Annual Dinner – Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Mark your calendar – Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 is our dinner date!
Annual dinner and social to raise funds and awareness of the Kicking Horse Ski Club.
Free little Kid’s plates, $25.00 per adult, cash bar.
It’s our 25th year of setting x-c tracks in Yoho.
Chef is Everett Cooper of the Truffle Pigs Lodge, Field BC

6 PM @ the Field Community Centre

Menu – Buffet Style

Winter Orange & Endive Salad
Parsnip Maple Soup
Beef Brisket with Braised Leeks and Apricots
Duck Confit Cassoulet
Seasonal Roast Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprout
Garlic Lemon and Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes
Apple Cardamom Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

Getting Ready for 2013-2014

This winter season marks 25 years of X-C groomed tracks in Yoho! It is also the anniversary of Emerald Sports & Gifts.

The Field Kicking Horse Ski Club has been getting ready for the upcoming 2013-2014 season.

❄ Our crated brand new skidoo arrived at Motor Tech Enterprises in Golden mid September.
❄ Kathryn Cameron picked up the new track setter from Advance Tracksetting in Sherwood Park, AB October 21.
❄ John Morrison purchased a used track setter from Lake O’hara Lodge and gathered old equipment to bring to Emerald Lake.
❄ David Allen picks up the new sled from Golden and brings it to Field.
❄ Sean Coubrough of Parks Canada helps us find winter storage for new equipment.
❄ Todd Keith of Parks Canada skied through bureaucracy to get the green light to do new trail construction.
❄ 5 days later the Club has a new trail thanks to Mountain Iron Construction / Ryan Gallagher of Golden BC.
❄ Michael Furfaro helps with the chainsaw clean up work.
❄ The new trail “the Re- Connector” avoids the avalanche area on the Tally-Ho cliffs, drops down towards the Natural Bridge and then bear’s back up again. It is still an intermediate to advance trail rating as most of the Connector. Just waiting for snow at this point(so we are heading for Hawaii)
❄ First trails to get track set this early winter will be along Emerald Lake and the Alluvial Fan with possibly the first 2 km of the upper connector down the Emerald River.
The remainder of the Connector, including the new Re-connector, is usually not track set until after the Christmas holidays due to less snowfall in that area and the roughness of the terrain.
❄ Other trails to open early are the Kicking Horse Fire Road from the Information Bureau to the Otterhead River and the Takkakkaw Falls Road.
❄ Sign up for free updates on the web site to keep in the loop (bottom of the HOME page). Send in your memberships and get ready to ski this winter.

We appreciate the support of Skier Bob for promoting Yoho trails. Check out his site: www.skihere.ca

Ski ya later hey… Marilyn, Bruce, and Denise

Checking out the new sled

Marilyn checking out the new sled.

The new Re-connecter

The new Re-connecter!