Monday, 11 December 2017

Full Day Kicking Horse Snowmobile Tour By Rocky Mountain Riders

My team and I were invited to experience one of the snowmobile tours offered by Rocky Mountain Riders (RMR). I thought it would be a neat experience for me to go snowmobiling because this may be my only chance to go for this kind of tour cause you know, after all these years, winter (and its entirety) and I still do not get along well. Haha! After doing some research, I decided to sign up for a Full Day Kicking Horse Snowmobile Tour as a passenger.

Rocky Mountain Riders
Rocky Mountain Riders

So, riding as a passenger means I did not drive my own snowmobile (obviously!) and I got to enjoy the view for the whole trip! (well, not really!) Honestly, it was one of the best decisions that I ever made this year cause I don't think I will enjoy the whole experience if I decided to ride on my own. I'm pretty sure I will fail miserably and get stuck at few obstacles and corners. Worst come to worst, I may even slip out from the trail and fall down from the mountain and die! A lil bit dramatic but I can't help but to think that way during the tour and especially after the tour.

Anyway, I got picked up from my hotel around 8ish. There was a small accident happened that morning but let just leave it right there. Right after few more pick ups, we headed straight to Golden, British Columbia. It was my first time going to British Columbia so I was extremely excited. It has always been my dream to go to British Columbia at least once, though whenever I think about British Columbia, I always imagine Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria, and Tofino but I think Golden will do for now.

Full Day Kicking Horse Snowmobile Tour By Rocky Mountain Riders

It was my first time too, passing through other national parks like Yoho National Park and and Kootenay National Park. Oh god, they were mesmerizingly magnificent. I felt that the view was more superior than the view of Icefield Parkway. I wish I had pictures to show you guys how beautiful the view was but my shuttle windows were covered by ice, so no pictures! :(

We arrived at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden where RMR is based at around 10am. Then, we started to gear up to embrace this epicness that is snowmobiling. Special shout out to AJ, Alice and Jay for helping me to suit up and gear up properly. I know, what a princess eh sampai 3 orang sekali kena tolong *rolling eyes* But seriously, I was so impressed with AJ, Alice, and Jay because they were so funny, friendly, and patient when dealing with people like me. Kudos to them!

Full Day Kicking Horse Snowmobile Tour By Rocky Mountain Riders
Excuse my face! :p

I was paired up with Jay and I have to say that he was such a good driver and guide. He continually asked if everything is okay with me. He also somewhat made me feel quite safe even though he was speeding like crazy to catch up the other guys who joined this tour (those guys were such an adrenaline junkie!) or when he was trying to show off his skills at dangerous points and corners.

Full Day Kicking Horse Snowmobile Tour By Rocky Mountain Riders

As I mentioned before, I got to enjoy the view for the whole trip as I did not have to really pay attention on the trails. The view was superbly mesmerizing but too bad the weather was not on our side. I can only imagine how magical it would be if the weather is good! And too bad, I did not really get to take that many pictures because I did not have my GoPro (*side-eyeing all my sisters for breaking my GoPro!*) with me and we rarely stopped for the photo ops.

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The first half of the tour, before we had our lunch, was quite easy and breezy because we used RMR's private trail and public trail. The trails were quite well-groomed and maintained. There was few sections where the trails are flat so that's a happy news!

Full Day Kicking Horse Snowmobile Tour By Rocky Mountain Riders

The second half of the tour was quite demanding for my body even though I was a passenger. We sled on an unsupervised trail that RMR helps to groom and maintain. The trail was crazy because it was bumpy all the way to the top! It was also quite frightening because we gained almost 1000ft in elevation! It was so high that I almost cried when I tried to look down.

Full Day Kicking Horse Snowmobile Tour By Rocky Mountain Riders

But, no pain no gain, no? After sledding for quite some time, we arrived at the designated stop and oh, god! I was at loss of words when I first saw the view. Subhanallah. Subhanallah. Subhanallah. The surrounding view was magical. I felt so close to the mountains that it felt unreal. For someone who don't ski or snowboard, that moment might be my only chance to be and feel so close to snowy mountains. For that, I am eternally grateful.

Full Day Kicking Horse Snowmobile Tour By Rocky Mountain Riders

We were given time to do whatever we want at the top. All the guys were riding their snowmobiles like there is no tomorrow. As for me, I obviously just sat around and indulged myself with the view. Soon after that, we headed back to the base.

It was definitely one of the best 5 hours of my life this year. I got to experience something new and I got to see the breathtaking view. I also got to witness and experience one of the best customer service and hospitality service through Alice, AJ and Jay. And, I can finally say that I have been to at least one place in British Columbia. lol!

Full Day Kicking Horse Snowmobile Tour By Rocky Mountain Riders
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Thank you so much Rocky Mountain Riders for having me for this Full Day Kicking Horse Snowmobile I truly appreciate it! This experience is definitely one of the things that I would remember fondly for the rest of my life! :)

20 comments:

  1. Wow just wow. I enjoyed reading this one and I am speechless for how amazing the view was. *typing with an awwww (couldn't close my mouth). Couldn't take my eyes of the pictures.

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    1. The view was out of the world! I'm still overwhelmed whenever I think about the view :)

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  2. Subhanallah.... indah sungguh! I'm your new follower! Nice to meet you :)

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    1. Hi Amer. Nice to meet you too! I'm your new reader as well. Forgot to introduce myself when I left my comment on one of your posts :)

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  3. bestnya dpt experience camniii! gambar yg last tu memang salji dia tinggi sampai camtu ke?
    and powernya dpt naik gunung yg ketinggian nak dkt 1000ft T__T

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    1. Best sangat sebab as I mentioned winter and I do not get along that well. So, this was a very rare moment for me.

      As for your question, nope, it was not that deep. Itu trick gambar je. Hahahahaha. Snow dia cuma setebal sejengkal dari buku lali kot?

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  4. I always dreamed to touch real snow~ You're so lucky! ^^

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    1. I'm very lucky, indeed. Alhamdulillah ^^

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  5. Really enjoyed reading your post..
    Nice pictures as well..

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  6. masyaAllah so beautiful view there. full with snow. such a great experience for yourself. alhamdulillah everything went well :)

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    1. Indeed, the view was spectacular, kak Ana :)

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  7. Such a nice and great experiance! I loved the icy landscape and snow covered trees all around, that scenery providing the perfect foreground for the heavenly display! woah! Subhanallah!

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    1. Indeed, it was a nice experience! And, what a view eh? :)

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  8. cantiknyaaaaa viewwwwwww geramnyaaaaa rs nk kepal2 je salji tu...

    bla tgk gmbr ni otamatik sy tingat cite 6Below...

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    1. Hari tu tak terfikir pun nak kepal salji tu T__T Tapi snow dia lain sikit kemampatan dia.

      Cerita 6 Below? Tak pernah dengar. Nanti saya google.

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    2. baru je keluar. kisah benar psl Eric Le marque lakonan josh hartnett

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    3. I see. I just googled about it. Maybe I'll watch it later ^^

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  9. Bestnya oiii dpt experience gni 😍

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