Kicking Horse Resort





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Kicking Horse Resort
British Columbia
Canada
Phone: 250 439-5400


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About the Ski Resort

A place where winter's bounty is like nowhere else on earth with snow so sparkling, light and dry it's been labeled "the champagne of powders."

The face of Kicking Horse and indeed the mountain itself is ideally positioned to accommodate an outstanding ski resort. Northeast facing slopes allow for excellent snow retention.

Mother Nature chips in to provide enough high-level moisture, sun, temperature and super-dry, low-level air to create and preserve Kicking Horse's perfect powder. The quality of this fine, dry Purcell Powder has for years been the closely guarded secret of the region's local skiers.

From adventure travel to a family-oriented vacation, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will offer something for everyone. Kicking Horse features the second highest vertical face in Canada and an abundance of natural amenities.

The Golden Eagle Express is the vehicle for four-season fun, so it's scheduled to operate year-'round. The gondola features the first level walk-in coaches to be used in Canada.

Located just 14 km from the town of Golden B.C. and the Trans Canada Highway.

Ski resort area details


Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: Yes
Cross country: 17 km
Snow tubing: No
 

 Easiest:  20 %

 More Difficult:  20 %

 Most Difficult:  45 %

 Experts only:  15 %
AVERAGE USER RATING

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0



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Mountain Statistics


Base elevation:  3,900 ft
Summit elevation:  8,033 ft
Vertical drop:  4,133 ft
Skiable area:  2,600 acres
Annual snowfall:  300 in
Snowmaking:  0 %
 
Number of trails:  106
Number of lifts:  5
Types of lifts:  1 Surface Lift,
 1 Double Chair,
 2 Quad Chair,
 1 High Speed Gondola


Ski Resort Services


Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
 
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
 
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes


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Ski Resort directions


From Calgary
Take Trans Canada Highway 1 westbound from Calgary. Stay on Trans Canada Highway 1 for approx. 2.5 hours, until you reach the town of Golden. Kicking Horse Resort overlooks the Town of Golden. The resort is located on a benchland, a scenic 14 km (9 miles) drive off The Trans-Canada Highway 1.

From Vancouver
Take Trans Canada Highway East from Vancouver. At Hope, Take the Coquihalla Highway to Kamloops. The Coquihalla Highway becomes the Trans Canada Highway 1. Follow the Trans Canada East until you reach the town of Golden. Kicking Horse Resort overlooks the Town of Golden. The resort is located on a benchland, a scenic 14 km (9 miles) drive off The Trans-Canada Highway 1.