Ride the Horse – Ski with the Eagle- £3,295pp – flights inc

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10th March to 17th March 2018

You’ve seen the movie, now come and ski with the real ‘Eddie the Eagle’ on an exclusive trip to Canada’s Powder Highway hosted by the ski jumping legend, Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards.

 

Cost: £3,295 per person

 

Kicking Horse Powder Tours are hugely excited to offer skiers a fantastic opportunity to spend a week skiing in the company of one of the UK’s best known skiing hero’s – Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards!

Eddie is hosting our “Ski with the Pros” week this coming March at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort – and what an amazing week it is set to be.

Staying at the best on-mountain lodges at Kicking Horse, Vagabond Lodge, Copper Horse Lodge and Winston’s Lodge, we have set up a full week of resort based skiing alongside a privately hosted welcome drinks reception, a Canadian themed dinner and an amazing night time snowmobile expedition.

If thats not enough to get you over excited, the week concludes with an exclusive tour of The Canadian Olympic Park and ski jumps with Eddie, where he became a household name during the 88 Calgary Olympics, along with a Ski Jumping session on the training jumps with Eddie and the COP coaches-  so you too can fly like the Eagle!

Throughout the week guests will have ample opportunity to ski with Eddie at the fantastic resorts of Kicking Horse & Lake Louise – both known for their great snow both on and off-piste.

The trip is open to skiers and snowboarders of intermediate level and above who are confident skiing on blue/red slopes as a minimum. The time on snow is  fully guide led & set up to provide both on-piste skiing as well as offering lots of options for more advanced skiers to develop their off-piste & big mounatin skills.

 

What’s Included:

• 7 nights luxury accommodation at Vagabond Lodge or Copper Horse Lodge or Winston’s Lodge including breakfast daily

• 2 hosted evening dinners and events

• 6 days of resort based skiing, with Eddie and your in-resort KHPT Guide

• Snowmobile evening

• All lift passes

• Airport transfer from/to Calgary Airport and all transportation for the week

• Option to Heli ski with Purcell Heli Skiing

• All taxes

Return flights from the London to to Calgary

 

The trip Details:

 

Your Hosts for the Week

Eddie the Eagle is known to millions for his heroic efforts in the Ski Jumping events during the 1988 Calgary Olympics – but there’s so much more to Eddie than that! Initially a downhill racer, Eddie is a professional skier and will be happy to share his knowledge and guidance throughout the week.

He’s also a great after dinner and motivational speaker so get ready to be inspired and amused throughout the week!

In addition, Kicking Horse Powder Tours host Richard Barker and his team will be on hand throughout the week, guiding in resort, hosting at the lodges and generally ensuring everything is running smoothly!

 

Accommodation

Vagabond Lodge is a fantastic boutique hotel very near to the main lifts and base area at Kicking Horse. A beautiful timber framed building, it offers extremely comfortable accommodation over three floors. A large entrance area leads to the main lobby, with TV area and pool table. Stairs lead up to a huge open sitting area with open fire, bar and dining area and up onto the first floor with sleeping accommodation located to a further upper level. All rooms are very nicely furnished and have private bathrooms.

The Copper Horse Lodge, directly adjacent to The Vagabond, is another fantastic on mountain property, with suites featuring spa-like bathrooms, deluxe European-style featherbeds & plush down duvets. A central sitting area at the main reception offers a place to sit & chats, whilst downstairs Corks restaurant & bar offers space to eat & drink.

Winston’s Lodge completes the accommodation options offering fantastic rooms, spa facilities and an on site bar – all the things anybody could want.

 

Food & Drink

Whether based at the Vagabond or Copper Horse or Winston’s a hearty breakfast will get you set up for your ski day.

As far as included functions the week kicks off with a welcome drinks reception on arrival and is rounded off with a fantastic Canadian themed dinner, all included in the price.

Outside of the inclusive activities there’s going to be lots of après opportunities planned and some informal group dinners throughout the week at a few of the local restaurants and bars with Eddie in tow.

 

The Skiing

Skiing in the company of Kicking Horse Powder Tours and guest host Eddie, the trip is set to offer heaps of great skiing experiences, and, due to our trips limited group numbers, lots of opportunities to ski with Eddie.

There’s lots of on-piste skiing to be had as well as plenty of opportunities for more advanced skiers to ski off piste & ride the inbound chutes, trees and steeps at the resort areas at Kicking Horse and Lake Louise.

 

Transportation

Arriving into Calgary International Airport you will be met by your KHPT hosts for your journey to KHMR and check into Vagabond Lodge. Transport throughout the week is included as is the return journey to Calgary.

 

Trip Requirements & Conditions

Skiers will need to be of an intermediate level and above, capable of skiing blue/back level runs and maybe have some powder skiing experience.

The trip itinerary has been set to deliver the best possible skiing experiences to you. KHPT and its associated operators reserve the right to alter the trips itinerary based on snow and safety condition and to ensure that clients are offered the best conditions available.

 

Additional costs

An upgraded of 1 day of Heli skiing with Purcell Heli Skiing is available at additional cost.

Prices are based on double occupancy. Single occupancy is available for an additional room supplement of £560.

Guests are welcome to extend their visit at any of the Lodges before or after the trip dates at an additional charge.

Prices are inclusive of all taxes.

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