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Group whitewater rafting the Kicking Horse River
(Darryl Leniuk/Masterfile photo)

Golden

Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Skiing (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Looking up from the town of Golden to the aptly named Dogtooth Range, the view of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is imposing.

With a vertical drop of 1,260m/4,133ft from mountaintop to the village, and 70 inbound chutes, Kicking Horse is one big mountain for skiing and snowboarding.

There are 106 runs, of which 20 per cent are rated beginner, 20 per cent intermediate, 45 per cent advanced and 15 per cent expert. Novices will be comforted to know that there is at least one easy run available from the top of every lift.

Snow and Terrain

Locals speak with reverence about the champagne powder that builds up on this east-facing slope. "Lighter" and "deeper" are two commonly used adjectives.

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort - Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

1500 Kicking Horse Trail
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Toll-free866-SKI-KICK
Phone250-439-5425

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is located 2.5 hours west of Calgary (YYC) in Golden, BC. Surrounded by 6 National Parks, with an average annual snowfall of 800 cm, Kicking Horse is the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada. Our terrain boasts 1,260 m (4,133 ft) of vertical spread over 1,133 ha (2,800 ac), with 4 alpine bowls, 127 runs, & 85 inbound chutes. You can also enjoy luxury mountain-top dining at Eagle's Eye Restaurant, as well as a wide variety of other activities accessible from your ski-in/ski-out accommodation including: snowshoeing, heli-skiing, tubing, skating & more. It's a mountain full of adventure!

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
800 cm 127 Easy55%Easy25%Easy20%

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Great Canadian Heli-Skiing - Golden

55 KM West Hwy 1
Golden, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Toll-free866-424-4354
Phone250-344-2326

Interior BC powder, small groups & unlimited vertical is the best in heli-skiing. As the leader in boutique heli-skiing, Great Canadian Heli-Skiing has it all.

We are conveniently located at the heart of BC's Powder belt, halfway between Golden & Revelstoke. One of the most accessible heli skiing operators in BC. Based at our Heather Mountain Lodge, only 55 km from Golden, BC & only 3.5 hrs drive from Calgary, Alberta.

Our guests enjoy high-mountain cuisine, deep sleeping duvets, an on-site helipad & friendly, unforgettable service.

Join us for a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7-day heli-skiing holiday. Exciting combination packages available that include catskiing at Chatter Creek & resort skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain.

Dream less & live more with us at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing.

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Purcell Helicopter Skiing - Golden

438 Lafontaine Rd
Golden, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Toll-free877-435-4754
Phone250-344-5410

For the past 40 years, Purcell Heli-Skiing has been taking skiers and snowboarders to the pristine summits and snow fields of the Purcell Mountains. We specialize in flexible single-day or multi-day packages tailored to your needs. From the first-time powder skier to the veteran looking for a small-group experience, our professional team can deliver your epic adventure. Competitive rates, champagne powder, personal service, vast terrain and convenient access all make Purcell your best choice. All guides are ACMG/UIAGM certified. Locally and family-owned. Come ski with us - you'll be glad you did!

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