Related Regions: British Columbia, Canada, North America

Kicking Horse Skiing

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Open
Season Start/End: 12/08/2017 - 04/15/2018
Elevation
:
3904ft - 8038ft
Trails
:
20%|20%| 45%| 15%
Lifts
:
5
Lift Tickets
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from CAD$33.95 to CAD$104.95
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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
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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 1,260 feet of vertical. 

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
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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.

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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.

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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


Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 12/08/2017
  • Days Open Last Year: 120
  • Projected Closing: 04/15/2018
  • Projected Days Open: 124
  • Years Open: 18
  • Average Snowfall: 300"

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Photo Gallery: November Snow Buries the West  ©Luke Sudermann

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Turkey time is the right time for Western ski resorts, with the Northern Rockies gobbling up more than its fair share of heavy snowfall. More

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Kicking Horse - Fantastic conditions. chutes filled with light powder.  especially the chutes into Fuez bowl.  pic is from Friday.  Saturday brought low vision but more snow.    - © anonymous
Kicking Horse - Sun and soft snow at the top.  Fantastic.  - © joerayven
Kicking Horse - Crazy deep powder...top 2/3 of the hill was in great shape.  Still snowing at the end of the day.    - © East Coaster

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Kicking Horse Reviews

  • inkonanything

    • 5
    14th February 2018

    Full review

      I have skied all over the states and the Horse and Rev in BC. I am always looking for powder and steep...
     
  • anonymous

    • 5
    6th March 2017

    Full review

      I always love coming here, probably my favourite hill so far!
     
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