The straight goods on Kicking Horse Bike Park, straight from the trail crew's fingertips.
Summer isn’t over until the white stuff flies at Kicking Horse Bike Park. The best part of our season is just starting. In September the sun has stopped sucking the moisture out of your body, the incessant drone of bugs fades, the colors change, the light is sharper and richer, the RVs are mostly off the highways and the trails are buff. All season’s work has been for the sake of killer riding in September. Are you coming?
Work continues unabated on Phase II of the recently opened Stickrock. Judging by the hoots and hollers we hear above us, Phase I is making some friends. Have a look at this helmet cam footage from patrol rider Aaron Bernasconi
We are trying to stay consistent with the theme of rock slabs and woodwork combined for smooth flow. Expect more gaps, berms, drops, etc. We are very hopeful to have Phase II open by the end of this season. But we are also aware that the white stuff sometimes flies here in September. So we will keep hammering away until all is buried.
Other than that, Aaron and Matt have added a couple features to Time Travel. The first is a complex, demanding skinny before the existing complex, demanding skinny. The second is an elevated teeter totter. Nothing comes easily on Time Travel.
Chuck built a wooden step down at the bottom of Rock and Roll on the connection to Superberm that eliminates some snarby dirt holes and adds some sweet air. And the guys added a jump and a table to the bottom of Roadrunner that offer an airborne link to Stickrock.
And finally, two wooden wall rides were raised on the left of School Marm to balance the three dirt wall rides already scratched in on the right. So now you get to go dirt – wood – dirt – wood – dirt. How often in your daily life do you get to do that? Keep in mind that from September 1 to October 12, Kicking Horse Bike Park will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. That means we are not open on Labour Day (Monday). Be sure to check the weather forecast before coming in case your skis/snowboard would be more suitable that day
More info at www.kickinghorseresort.com