Step 9 Snowboarding in Kicking Horse, Golden, B.C.
Back in 2017, our snowboarding crew (Step 9) and I went on a trip out west. We road tripped to several mountain resorts. This video is a compilation of footage that was taken while we were snowboarding in Kicking Horse.
It was my favourite resort that we visited. I’m going to make a point of returning to Kicking Horse again one day in the future.
During our trip snowboarding in Kicking Horse, we were there for only one day. I captured a couple hours of footage on my GoPro Hero Session. I edited it all down to a video just under 14 mins.
Kicking Horse was the second resort that we visited on our trip. We were first at Sunshine Valley in Banff, Alberta. I ended up dislocating my right shoulder towards the end of the first day riding. Although it wasn’t the first shoulder injury I’ve had, it is the first shoulder dislocation.
I had to sit out on day-two of Sunshine Valley. But once we got to Kicking Horse I was ready to strap in again!
I styled it easy while snowboarding in Kicking Horse. I didn’t want to re-injure myself.
Some notable memories from the day is when we hiked along a mountain ridge called Stairway to Heaven. We got to the top of this one run called Whitewall. It’s the steepest incline I’ve ever tried snowboarding, even to this day. Because of my shoulder injury I took it real slow, which is why I’d love to go back to Kicking Horse again. I’d love another shot at riding Whitewall where I can give it my all.
It you watch at the 5:11 mark in the video, you’ll get a sense for how steep it was. But to be honest, I don’t think the GoPro footage truly does it justice.
Within the video embedded above, there’s some music tracks I’d like to credit:
- Make it Wit Chu (remix) by Virgin Magnetic Material
- Weekend Friend by Goth Babe
- Desert Cruiser by Truckfighters
If you’re ever considering a snowboard trip to Western Canada, I recommend you try snowboarding in Kicking Horse. I think you’ll have a great time just as my friends and I did.
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