News and Announcements


Hello GKHAT Families,

This comunication is simply to ensure that you are aware of key program start dates.

The following programs will start on December 15.

  • Nancy Green / Development Program
  • Performance 30/40 Program
  • Special needs program

Mini GKHAT will begin on January 6, 2018.

Ryan Ford
Head Coach

REMINDER: Don’t forget to ensure that you have completed both your GKHAT and BC Alpine waivers. If you are having a problem, email us at

Auction Results

Posted by Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team (GKHAT) at Dec 1, 2017 9:41AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Hello GKHAT Families,

The final count is $18,484! WE SURPASSED OUR GOAL!

It was our biggest ever in numbers- the most participants, the highest number of bids, and the best part, the most money raised for our team in an auction. Thank you to all who participated in the auction and to those who shared it with friends and family, almost $6000 of that came in from people not connected to GKHAT. This brings our 5 year total to over $80,000 in funds to help to support and develop our teams.

We’re working hard to get the items out to the winning bidders and looking forward to saying thank you to each of you who helped us reach this goal.

Teresa Ryan, Tawnia Jobin, and Kim Bernasconi
The Fundraising Team at GKHAT


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