Night time ski-mo racing returns January 15th
Golden, BC - The 10 years of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Celebrations kick into high gear on January 14th & 15th with a great line up of events everyone can enjoy! The Tiki Torch Dash returns providing a unique evening of challenges for all ski mountaineering enthusiasts. This unique race – combines solo and team categories on a short track format.
“The Tiki Torch Dash one of the most unique night time ski mountaineering races on the Canadian circuit,” states Steve Paccagnan, President and CEO of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. “The Golden Ski Mountaineering and Kicking Horse Events team have designed a great evening of high energy racing. The event caters to the avid racers and recreational mountaineers who are interested in finding out what ski mountaineering racing is all about.”
The evening includes two separate races with a Solo and Team short track relay starting at 5:30pm followed by an additional Solo King of the Hill Climb starting at 7:00pm.
The main relay event kicks of with a mass start at 5:30pm. The race is open to solo and team categories. All relay racers exchanging multiple laps on a short track race course. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, the heaviest metal (racers on the heaviest ski mountaineering equipment) and the fastest times.
The King of the Hill Climb is set to start after the main relay race. This event is a solo challenge for Ski Mountaineering Competition of Canada points (SMCC) and involves a climb from the Kicking Horse Plaza to the top of the Pioneer Chair.
After the racing is done, all athletes and friends will be enjoy a pasta dinner and awards presentation provided by the Whitetooth Grill in the Kicking Horse Day Lodge.
Early online registration is open now till January 14th for $31 at KickingHorseResort.com/events VIA Karleo.com. Last minute onsite registration will be open from 2:00pm – 4:30pm on January 15th for $40. All entries fees include the race and a pasta dinner at the awards presentation.
On Saturday and Sunday, during daytime hours guest can enjoy a great line up a ski / snowboard demos from the best manufactures in the industry along with various avalanche awareness demonstrations from the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort safety team.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a world-class four-season destination resort located 2.5 hours west of Calgary, nestled between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains in the heart of British Columbia. Winter offers a fully integrated mountain resort experience and the most progressive in-bounds skiing in North America. For more information please visit www.kickinghorseresort.com.
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