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


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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