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KO Holiday Gift Guide for the Adventurous

Finding a great gift for the adventurous mountain lover in your life can be difficult, so to help you out, our guides have compiled a list of the coolest things on their Christmas lists this season. So when planning what to put in the ripping paper this holiday season, keep these awesome items in mind: Take the classic ‘socks and underwear’ present to a whole new level by gifting them with life changing underwear and socks that will keep their toes toasty on the coldest

Lets Talk Cross Country Skiing

     It’s that time of year again folks: time to dust off your skis and dig out your wooly base layers and socks. But life in the mountains isn’t all about downhill skiing…Now don’t get me wrong, everyone loves a powder day at a resort or in the backcountry, but what about the rest of the time? Cross-country skiing is a great way to enjoy a wintery day outside without wasting time waiting in lines. Cross country, or Nordic, skiing is a form of

Hikes we Love: Prairie View Fire Lookout/Jewell Pass

This hike is a fairly easy 15-km loop that starts from the Barrier Dam parking lot. It is suitable for those looking for a half-day hike who are willing to drive about 15 minutes from Kananaskis Village. (On a bike, I would classify this as a third of a day). The trail is gentle with gradual elevation gain—300 m over 8 km. To access the trailhead from Kananaskis Village, head back out to Highway 40 and go left (south) towards the Trans-Canada Highway. After about

Hikes we Love: Wasootch Ridge

If you’re looking for a hike with early rewards, Wasootch Ridge is the trail for you (it’s pet friendly, too!). Wasootch Ridge is classified as an intermediate hike as it begins fairly steep for a few kilometres. The views appear almost instantly and you can admire gorgeous vistas for the rest of the hike once you hit the top of the ridge where the trail levels out. This hike gives you the luxury to choose how long you want to spend on the trail. It