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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Tucked among soaring peaks in the Rocky Mountains, Kicking Horse is all about big mountain skiing and champagne powder. Kicking Horse is also home to four alpine bowls and chutes that keep skiers exploring for days. More thrills? The surrounding heli-skiing terrain is seemingly limitless.

With an impressive ski-in/ski-out village, Kicking Horse rocks the après scene too, from cosy pubs to fine dining. Case in point: The Eagle’s Eye Restaurant is Canada’s most elevated dining experience, thanks to its lofty 2,346-metre (7,700-foot) perch.

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Resort Details

  • Terrain 1,416ha/3,500ac
  • Elevation 2,449m/8,033ft
  • Annual Snowfall 749cm/295in
  • Vertical 1,359m/4,460ft
  • Lifts/Runs 5/121
  • Longest Run 10km/6.2mi
  • Nearest Airport Calgary International Airport

Difficulty

  • Beginner 20
  • Intermediate 20
  • Advanced 60

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Most Recent Travelers Reviews
  • Jan 17, 2019: “Daytrip to Kicking Horse yesterday. Early rise and late home but oh so worth it! Kicking Horse is renowned for the Blacks and Double Black runs accessed by a super long Gondola. However the Catamount Chair provides a really nice set or Green and Blue runs and goes straight past the Grizzly Bear enclosure. There is also JellyBean carpet for the littlies and real greenies. The Gondola goes straight to the top of the mountain for the most magnificent, like spectacular(!) view where the experienced skier has access to the five bowls of runs. (The caf up there is really nice too). Never fear Blues and Greens there is a way down for us too which is signposted with flouro flags "easiest way down" so I encourage going up for a look. The Green is a super wide cat track and all the way down you can drop into Blues and re-join the track and then the Catamount Green runs back to base. The grooming was super good too so no death cookies encountered :-) We skied midweek so no crowds to speak of but do think the Gondola queues would significantly increase on a crowded day. The crew there are friendly and really efficient at loading so shouldn't be a big deal since it goes right to the top and you have another couple of lifts to ride on the upper half too. I heard they have or are opening another 600 acres of playground so sounds like they have plans around expansion which is cool too. Best coffee is at the base Double Black and you gotta try the Breaky Burrito! Big enough serve for two to share for sure! Delicious. My son loved the waffle stack too. Thoroughly enjoyed the day at Kicking Horse and next trip to Canada we will spend more time here. I hope readers find this useful :)” 0
  • Jan 10, 2019: “Skied at Kick Horse during the 2018/2019 Christmas Holidays. There are positive and negative aspects to this resort. First the positives. Great mountain with lots of terrain. When we were there, we had plenty of fresh snow and the conditions were great, although some of the terrain was not open due to high avalanche risk. They get way more snow here than they do at Lake Louise (we skied there one day) which is an hour away. The staff, which are mostly young Aussies, are very friendly and helpful. On hill food was very high quality for a ski resort, although very expensive. Suggest you pack a lunch. On the negative side, this resort really needs at least one more lift. The stairway chair allows you to do laps in the Crystal bowl but all the other bowls require you to ski all the way to the bottom (4,400 vertical feet) and ride back up the gondola. Gondola lines can be very long, particularly on a powder day. To ski the Terminator ridges requires a long hike from the gondola summit. The day lodge was very small and crowded. Very hard to find a seat most of the day, but particularly for lunch. All in all I really liked this resort and would come back. If they added one more chairlift to service Bowl Over, it would be ideal!” 1
  • Jan 8, 2019: “Fantastic skiing and snowboarding but long wait to go up gondola. Mostly Intermediate and advanced terrain so not a mountain for beginners. There os only one way to the top of the mountain via the gondola and the waits were very long! ” 2

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