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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


  • Beginner 20
  • Intermediate 20
  • Advanced 60

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Most Recent Travelers Reviews
  • Nov 6, 2018: “This resort is beautiful. Even the winding, scenic drive up to the mountain is worth every moment. My boyfriend and I decided to take a spontaneous weekend trip out West to get away from the busy city life of Calgary, and the quaint town of Golden was our destination. Don't bother staying in town, but make the 10min drive up the mountain and stay at this luxury resort! Large, comfortable and affordable rooms provided peace and incredible mountain views. Our room in particular had it's very own balcony hot tub, which eliminated the long cold walk to and from traditional public hot tubs, and no need to share! Incredibly romantic. There are a few on site restaurants as well, both of which are exquisite and delicious. We did go during the off season, mid September, when the rates are a little lower and the grounds are much less busy. An all around wonderful experience and we can't wait to bring friends for our next visit!” 0
  • Oct 9, 2018: “While staying in Banff we Skied Kicking Horse for two days in March 2018 and it absolutely blew my mind. It has some of the best lift-serviced terrain that I've ever seen, and it's perfect for an advanced skier looking for a challenge. While there isn't much in the way of lift infrastructure, you can still access a tonne of terrain (two ridge lines, three bowls and most of lower mountain) from the Gondola and Stairway to Heaven lift. I had an absolute blast and I've never heard so many people shouting "WhooHoo!" as I did on a powder day here. On the downside, this place is simply not designed for beginners or even those transitioning to intermediate. There are groomed green runs at the beginner chair, but that's it for groomers except for a "green" from the top (It's a Ten) which is basically a 10 kilometer long snow cat trail switch-backing it's way down the face. Most beginners I know would be terrified by the narrow passages, and when the visibility is poor (often), it can be pretty gnarly for everyone. Even if you're a strong skier, navigating the endless bumped-up steeps on the lower mountain to get back to the gondola can be exhausting (almost 4k feet of vertical), and you really need to be in shape if you want to rack up the runs. Lapping the Stairway chair is an option, but it limits the terrain you can ski without returning to the base. A lot of strong skiers choose to hike out to the more remote terrain and just settle for a couple runs a day. I had an amazing time regardless, and highly recommend it to strong skiers. I also recommend the "Powder Express" if you're coming from Banff. It only costs $100/person, includes the lift pass and let's you doze off while someone else handles the white knuckle mountain passes.” 1
  • Oct 6, 2018: “Love this mountain .... Alot of it is crazy had ( see moguls ) but the top has lots of powder , steep, fast and super fun. It could do with more restaurants Love this hill” 2

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