Insider Picks For 5 Nearby Ski Resorts

Resort season’s passholders on what they love most about their home mountains.


Sabrina Curtis' favourite things at Kicking Horse 

Curtis' favourite run: “If you are among the first few to crack Whitewall on a big pow day, you should consider yourself blessed.”

Favourite thing to eat: “Truffle fries and a Wild Horse caesar at Eagle’s Eye. Can’t beat that view!”

Favourite spot for apres: “Head to town and have a shaft at the Riverhouse. It’s guaranteed to replenish your energy for the night.”

Favourite event: “The annual Snow King’s Masque Parade, an outdoor performance and party put on by local arts groups. They raise the bar every year!”

Brett Clark's favourite things at Sunshine Village


Clark's favourite run: “The Big Woody on Goat’s Eye Mountain.”

Favourite thing to eat: “Brioche French toast at Creekside Bar and Grill.”

Favourite spot for apres:Fireside at Chimney Corner.”

Favourite event: ShredAbility, a fantastic Amazing Race-style fundraiser for Rocky Mountain Adaptive.”

Ian Morrison's favourite things at Fernie Alpine Resort


Morrison's favourite run: “Steep and Deep in Cedar Bowl. I’m old-school.”

Favourite thing to eat: “Grilled cheese and a beer at Lost Boys. Hell of a view!”

Favourite spot for apres: “Pints at the Griz. Best ski bar in Canada by far!”

Favourite event: “The Fernie Freeski event. Monster Enemy Lines is a very close second.”

Andrew Bell's favourite things at Lake Louise Ski Resort


Bell's favourite run: “Kiddies’ Corner. Fun steeps, deeps, drops and narrows.”

Favourite thing to eat: “The giant nacho baskets at the Powderkeg Lounge.”

Favourite spot for apres: “Powderkeg Lounge again, because beer.”

Favourite event: The Winterstart Festival at the World Cup. The race weekends are always exciting. The after parties rock, too!”

Benjamin Arons' favourite things at Kimberley Alpine Resort


Arons' favourite run: “Dreadnaught.”

Favourite thing to eat: “Pack Lunch at the Kootenay Haus.”

Favourite spot for apres: The Stemwinder patio.”

Favourite event: “Thursday night Rec Rut Runners [night-skiing slalom races].”


This article appears in the November 2016 issue of Avenue Calgary. Subscribe here.


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