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