If you watched the Kicking Horse leg of last year's Freeride World Tour, you'll have already seen the Ozone south face in action - well now you can ski it too.
Along with Middle Ridge and Rudi's Bowl, Ozone adds an additional 660 acres of "adventurous" (black and double-black diamond) in-bound terrain - Canada's biggest expansion this winter. Here's what it looks like:
The new terrain bumps Kicking Horse into the top 5 biggest verticals in North America at 4,314 feet, but it does require a little hiking to get there. According to the resort, "To access Ozone, skiers and riders will hike up to Whitewall, ski/ride down to the saddle and hike up to the top of the face. For Middle Ridge, a dedicated bootpack will head up from the bottom of Feuz Bowl."
The area clearly impressed at the 2018 Freeride World Tour as it's heading back to the same spot for 2019.
As with all terrain in Kicking Horse, the new areas will be opened and closed at the discretion of the Mountain Safety team to allow for avalanche control. The new terrain development has been made possible with the help of Purcell Heli-Skiing, who operate out of Kicking Horse and can provide access to another 2,000m2 of terrain to explore.