Wanna be a Woodie?

The WOODIES – Marilyn Toulouse and Bruce Bembridge, Kathryn and Ryan Cameron (Left to right)


Meet Bruce Bembridge and Marilyn Toulouse. Bruce is a Wooden Skee collector, Naturalist, retired CANSKI instructor and Co-founder of the Mountain Heritage Program at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Marilyn co-founded the Field, B.C. Kicking Horse Ski Club. Best of all, Bruce and Marilyn are the heart of THE WOODIES!

They invite you to kick-start the Assiniboine Lodge Winter 2020 season with them Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February, 9. Bring your light touring gear. OR, maybe you have a pair of “Hickory STICKS” you can take down off the wall and bring to life again. Pack your vintage wool ‘n attire and get ready for Langlaufen on the Great Divide.

Being a ‘Woodie’ means your weekend includes pine taring, tune-ups and waxing tips, trail side chats, book readings, bedtime stories and tall tales.

Being an Assiniboine Lodge guest means your weekend includes daily ACMG guided ski tours, hearty and delicious lodge meals, trail lunches and tea goodies, all required safety gear and two nights accommodation.

Put this all together and you’ll have a weekend packed with all the FUN you
can fit into three days in our little slice of mountain paradise!

Spaces for THE WOODIES weekend are selling quickly. Please contact Sandy or Jane in our reservations office at 403.678.2883 or via email at info@assiniboinelodge.com to book YOUR space now.

As Bruce and Marilyn say…

Skee ya later!
Andre, Claude and Annick

Download the PDF Version: Wanna be a Woodie

Trail Update and Avalanche

Hans retracted the trails at Emerald Lake yesterday and it was wonderful to ski them again. He tried to do the Connector but could not get the machine across the bridge at the 2 km. point—due to the snow melt. That is the end of that bit of trail grooming for this year on the Connector. We hope to trailer the machine and track Kicking Horse again soon but….???? The slide path got dropped on Sunday! We have up to 30’ of snow & debris blocking the summer walking trail. It did reach out onto the lake ice some 30’ as well. Very impressive to actually watch this avalanche happen and now to observe the debris running down the river of snow!

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KHSC is 30 years in 2017 —Join us for the celebration at Emerald Lake Lodge February 16th, 2017

The Kicking Horse Ski Club started in Nov. 1987

You are invited to Emerald Lake Lodge, our neighbours & sponsors since the start of the Club. This is a CELEBRATION! 1987-2017!

Special “members” overnight rate including 2 dinners & 2 breakfasts starting at $227.00 (for two people!). You may extend room stay on Wed. Feb 15 for $119.00)

18% gratuities and taxes added to all meals.

All bookings are made through Emerald Lake Lodge @ 250-343-6321. Reserve NOW!

Bring a friend—everyone is welcome!

Note: You must be a member of the Club to stay overnight at this SPECIAL MEMBERS RATE on Feb. 16th. Please get your card prior to arriving at the lodge. Visit the Membership & Perks page. January would be an ideal time for us to send out your cards.

KHSC 30th Anniversary Celebration Poster


Nice comment from a member while we are still in Ontario…

“It’s very springish here now. The snow is disappearing fast. But, not so fast that we weren’t able to have a stellar (no kidding!) full moon ski with Jessica on Saturday night. Conditions were icy on the tracks but beautiful off piste on the lake. The moon was bright. The stars gorgeous. We missed you. It was memorable.
Kathryn, Ryan and family.

Also please note that the bridge on the Alluvial Fan is melting out—use CAUTION!

2015 After the DINNER Finance Report

2015 After the DINNER Finance Report – View the PDF


$3,728.00 for 100+ Dinners served & Auction Revenue (a few expenses to be paid out yet – food, hall rental, etc.)

$1,490.00 = Trail of $kees ($100.00+ donations)

$1,211.00 = Donation Boxes on the trails (the RED ones)

$6,429.00 = 2015 Total!

PLUS 89 members strong (to date)

A Huge Thanks to Our “Volunteer Chefs”

The Siding Café – Sam & Rick, Lorill, Carmen & Alex. You guys nailed it & Lorill’s dessert WAS the icing on the cake all right!

Ryan Cameron – “Field’s Beef Baron” of all times! WAY TO GO Ryan! So nice to have you back again!

Thanks to ALL who offered up gifts for auction and thanks to our wonderful helpers:

JP/Marla for bringing and “donating” the kids’ pizzas

Helen & Mikki for all their help at the door

Boomer – the incredible/relentless dishwasher!

MCs Gord Fulton and Allistair Fergusson (Calgary Ski Club)

Set Up – Helen, David, Ginette, Sophie, Mikki, Boomer, Sally, Kim, and Brooke

FRAA (Field Recreation Advisory Association) at the bar

And Clean Up – Mikki, Helen, Ginette, Lorry, Christine, Sally

“Pray for snow” and more skiin’… it’s only February!

Marilyn & Bruce & Denise