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Related Regions: British Columbia, Canada, North America

Overview

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a great destination for skiers and riders looking for a diverse mix of challenging terrain and excellent snow conditions. Located about 14km outside of Golden, British Columbia, Kicking Horse features one of the longest vertical drops in North America. The ski area is home to large alpine bowls, long steep chutes and short lift lines.

With spectacular scenery and limitless terrain to explore, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a hidden gem in British Columbia. The snow that falls at Kicking Horse is consistently dry, light and a powder lover’s dream. There is less skier traffic compared to other resorts and lift lines are a rare sight.

Skiers and riders have access to 2,800 skiable acres, 120+ runs, 85 inbound chutes and 4,133 feet. (1,260 meters) of vertical. 

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Elevation

  • 8038ft
    Summit
  • 4134ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 3904ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 5
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    20%

  • Intermediate Runs

    20%

  • Advanced Runs

    45%

  • Expert Runs

    15%

  • Runs

    129

  • Longest Run

    6.2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    2800 ac

  • Snow Making

    516 ac

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The terrain at Kicking Horse consists of wide open alpine bowls at the top with more intermediate to beginner trails towards the base. The resort is known for having excellent expert and advanced terrain. The bowls contain large tree glades and ridges that fan out with accompanying chutes, steeps and great lines.

The intermediate and beginner terrain is located towards the base are wide tree-lined groomers with a large learner’s area at the bottom. Intermediates and beginners can travel to the summit and take “It’s a 10”, a 10km long trail that takes skiers and riders from top to bottom.

Take the gondola to the summit of Kicking Horse to experience amazing food paired with unparalleled views. Eagle’s Eye Restaurant is very popular and has some of ski country’s best food with favorites like wild-boar poutine and elk burgers. Reservations are encouraged and no trip to Kicking Horse is complete without a stop at the Eagle Eye.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/07/201804/14/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    120
  • Projected Days Open
    124
  • Years Open
    18
  • Average Snowfall
    288"

Best Kicking Horse Hotels

Kitchenette
1405 11th Ave. N Golden, V0A 1H2
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* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Cozy queen room
1509 LaFontaine Road Golden, V0A 1H0
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Pool
1311 12th St North Golden, V0A 1H0
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Kicking Horse Reviews

Nicholas Gobel
6th March 20184
Great terrain Locals are friendly, Steep skiing interesting hiking hard core skiers are rewarded for days after a dump You must hike...Full review
Nicholas Gobel
6th March 20184
Having skied Whistler, Revelstoke, and all the Rocky Mountain Resorts This mountain has some of the best accessible steep terrain ( upper...Full review
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