Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has been busy digging out from the snows of a record winter, and getting the bike park primed up for the season. The park had a sneak preview weekend on the June 23/24th weekend, and is officially opening on June 29th, and will be operating seven days a week for the summer season with highlights including the Western Open August 3-6th, a weekend of gravity-fueled racing.
Kicking the horse.
The Kicking Horse bike park boasts the highest mountain bike trail in Canada, which is one of the 27 epic runs that are both hand and machine built to perfection. The lofty elevations of the mountain means there is 1200 metres (4000 ft) of stupendous trail variety. From the top it is all downhill where the wahoo factor is amplified by multiple berms, jumps, wooden features (Stickrock has to been ridden to be believed), rock slabs (look directly below the gondola to see the longest) and plenty of good ol’ white-knuckle singletrack. The only thing missing is crowds, something that most hardcore bike park riders won’t miss too much.
Epic views and tons of vertical.
Being a BroCard holder pays off at Kicking Horse, where you receive 10% off bike park lift tickets all season long. Dual mountain passes (Kicking Horse and Fernie) are also available for purchase.
If you purchase a BroCard now, you will be automatically entered into the Crank Into Summer sweepstakes, where you can win one of four awesome prize packs this week! Today’s package includes two day tickets to the Kicking Horse Bike Park, and a pair of Specialized tires to help you stick to those rock slabs all season long. Winner will be announced on Friday, June 29th.
Planning a road trip to check out some of BC’s finest mountain biking? The BroCard offers great discounts on bike park lift tickets, accommodations, restaurants, bike shops, guiding services and more. Not only will you get discounts all over the place, you will be automatically entered into regular draws for great prizes, including the Crank Into Summer sweepstakes. Get yours now for only $19.95.