News and Announcements


Hello GKHAT Families,

YAY! Kicking Horse is opening early this year with a December 2 opening. Keep your fingers crossed for continued sweet snow,

This year we are offering two race camps during the Christmas break. Be sure to register on or before December 18. The Christmas camps are a great way to get an early start on the season and will boost your child confidence and performance for the rest of the season.

The camps will be held on:

  • Friday Dec. 22 and Saturday Dec. 23; Cost is $130.00.
  • Thursday Dec. 28, Friday Dec. 29, and Saturday Dec. 30; Cost is $195.00.

Please follow this link to sign up for the camp of your choice.

Yes, you can sign up for both camps. Be aware though, we must have enough athletes of a similar age/ability registered to hire a coach.
We will also be allowing registration for single days after we hit our minimum numbers. However, we strongly encourage you to sign up for the full camp.

Ryan Ford
Head Coach


Why wait in lines at 6 AM to get Black Friday deals when you can do it online.

Spend your Black Friday dollars supporting your GKHAT athletes! Check out the great deals at the Annual GKHAT Online Auction.
If you haven’t checked in lately, we’ve added over 40 items since it started and have over $30,000 worth of items to be sold. 

  • REMEMBER** that bidding closes at 10pm Sunday, just over 2 days left to grab some hot deals before Christmas!


Hello GKHAT families!

I hope you are all getting excited for the start of another great winter and another great GKHAT season! This email is an update with some important info as everyone gets to planning the winter ahead including a Schedule of events, Officials Level 1 course, Christmas camps and more.


To help in planning your winter we have included below a list of events below including away races and important dates for our GKHAT season.   A few important highlights:

Parent information meeting: December 9, 7 pm at Mount 7 Rec Plex

  • Important info about our seasons events, daily schedule, volunteering, Board positions, and more.

First weekend of the GKHAT program: Dec 15-17

Kicking Horse Kootenay Zone Race: March 3-4

  • For the first time GKHAT is hosting a Kootenay Zone Race.
  • This race is for U12 and U14 athletes and is part of a series of races around our BC Alpine Zone.
  • Teams from Red Mountain Whitewater, Fernie, Lake Louise and more will be in attendance. This is a big step for our club and we are very excited for this opportunity.
    For a full schedule, please get the PDF from this link.

Officials Level 1 course: December 17

On Sunday December 17th BC Alpine Officials Chair Mark Schwenck will be at Kicking Horse to check out our venue for the March 3-4 zone race and to deliver the Officials Level 1 course. This course is an introduction to the rules of ski racing and gives parents the basic knowledge needed to assist in putting on and officiating a ski race. If you are interested in getting involved and helping GKHAT to host races now and in the Future please sign up! The course will take place Sunday afternoon and takes about 3 hours. Click this link to register!

Christmas Camps

If you would like to register for Christmas camps this season the dates are below as well as a link to register.

  • Dec. 22-23 Christmas camp 1
  • Dec. 28-30 Christmas camp 2

Follow this link to register.


Group lists will be sent out to all at the start of December. If you have requests that were not put on your original registration, no guarantees, but we may still be able to accommodate. Email

Ryan Ford
GKHAT Head Coach


Our GKHAT auction goes live at 8:00am Saturday, November 18 and ends at 10:00pm on Sunday November 26.

It is stocked with over 150 items at a market value of over $27,000!

The link to our auction is at You can go in and check it out now, but you won’t be able to bid on anything until tomorrow morning.
Keep checking back often as we will have more items added continuously throughout the auction to keep up the excitement.

This is our only fundraiser of the year and our goal is to reach $17,500, we can easily hit that target with your support. Share this link with your friends, family, co-workers… Remember that there is no cost to go in and look around, there are AMAZING items offered and only the winning bidder needs to pay.

Thank you to everyone for your support!
The Fundraising Team



Thank you to those who have donated to the auction, we have a $16,000 base for our auction which is a great start to the $24,000 we are aiming for.

November 11 was the due date for donations to this years online auction. We will be individually contacting each of the 42 families who have not yet donated to find out the details of their donation. Remember, it is mandatory for all families to make a donation to the auction. There is no minimum or maximum value of the donation, and many items do not need to cost you anything. Get a donation from a business you go to, offer a product or service of your own, ask your hairdresser, your dentist, anyone to see if they’ll support our team. We count on the money raised at this auction to keep our fees the lowest and our programs running, we can not support our team with out support from its members.

Once you have contacted us with your donation, go to and enter your item information into the donation form. There is a link on the homepage that will take you right to the form. This form provides critical information for the auction website and helps us keep track of the items that have been donated.

If you live in Calgary, Contact Teresa Ryan at or 403-836-1069
If you live in Golden, Contact Tawnia Jobin at or 250-439-9074 or
Kim Bernasconi at or 250-344-1685