Thrills Aplenty at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Posted on: August 31st, 2015

Thrillseekers, rejoice! Kicking Horse Mountain Resort offers plenty of options to keep your adrenaline pumping.

The Via Ferrata (Italian for iron path) and its spectacular suspension bridge are open seven days a week through the end of September. Via Ferrata is a trail (route) making method used in the mountains to make passage easier and more secure. Steel steps, handles, ladder rungs, and a steel cable have all been installed in the places where the trail steepens. Travellers stay safe by being secured to the rock with a harness that is always attached to the steel cable. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s Via Ferrata is located on the north face of Terminator Peak, offering a stunning view! Equipment is supplied for both the DISCOVERY ROUTE (approximately Difficulty ratings: French F-PD German K1-K2 UIAA II-III

Climbing Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata suspension bridge

Via Ferrata suspension bridge 2

Via Ferrata metal rungs

Via Ferrata peak

If extreme biking gives you a rush, then you’ll love the KHMR Bike Park. It will be opened Friday to Sunday until September 27. Berms, jumps, wooden features and rock slabs all add to the excitement and challenge of the downhill course. Of course, there is also plenty of classic white-knuckle singletrack to conquer. The three mountain ranges that surround the park make this bike park even more breathtaking. Bike rentals and bike lessons/clinics are available at KHMR Bike Park.

KHMR mountain biking

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will also help to host the Golden Ultra relay, which is a three-day stage running race. Runners may participate in all three stages by themselves or in one or two stages by themselves as part of the relay. The race starts Friday, September 18 at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, and ends Sunday, September 20. (The final race day kicks off with breakfast at KHMR.)

There’s still time to embark on one more adventure (or maybe a few more!) before the cold weather sets in.  Make plans today to visit Kicking Rock Mountain Resort!

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