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Kicking Horse

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Spectacular views abound from the slopes of Kicking Horse. Dramatic, craggy peaks rise high above wide open bowls and the vista of the Rocky, Selkirk and Purcell Mountains seems to go on forever. A Kicking Horse luxury ski holiday is really best suited to more advanced skiers and boarders. There is a small resort village slopeside and the town of Golden in the valley below. Transfers are limited so a car hire is recommended.

The gondola ride to the top of Eagle’s Eye is stunning in itself, with views of sharp peaks punctuating the sky and trails of all descriptions passing beneath. Kicking Horse ski resort has terrain for novices and early intermediates, but it is advanced and extreme terrain where a Kicking Horse ski holiday really excels. Boasting the fourth highest vertical in North America at 1260m, the resort offers plenty of steep off-piste routes, several accessed only by hiking and plenty of tough trails too; the chutes in Super Bowl has increased the resort’s feast of Double Black Diamond terrain still further.  The recently added traverse on Redemption ridge has made access easier to Feuz Bowl.

The mountain village has several different accommodation options with a few dining and activity options. You can enjoy fine dining at Corks or just grab a coffee at the Double Black Cafe. Night-life is limited on a ski holiday to Kicking Horse but enjoyable, with great après at Peaks Grill and the Kicking Horse Saloon.

While Kicking Horse resort is all about the mountain, if you do hanker for a party on your Kicking Horse ski holiday, downtown Golden, a short drive from the resort has more après on offer. The Rockwater offering everything from music to comedy, and Taps and the Riverhouse both attracting skiers and boarders.

The resort has a tube park, open day and nights as well as a skating rink in the gondola plaza. There are some great Nordic Trails, plus snowshoeing and snowmobiling on offer.

We can arrange your lift passes, rental equipment and ski school at Kicking Horse ski resort before you go which will save you approximately 5% from the in resort prices.

Kicking Horse Ski Resort Ski Facts

Transfer / Driving Time
Calgary (3 hrs), Banff (1 1/2 hrs)

Base elevation
3,900 feet / 1,190 metres

Terrain Park
rails, jumps progression park

Top elevation
8,033 feet / 2450 metres

Avg annual snowfall
295 inches / 750 cm

Vertical drop
4,133 feet / 1,260 metres

Lift capacity (pax/hour)

Number of runs
128 runs and 4 bowls

Ski season
Dec 8 to Apr 16

Number of lifts
5 inc 1 gondola and 2 Quads

Skiable terrain 
2,800+ acres - 15% expert, 45% advanced, 20% intermediate & 20% beginners

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Insider Tips


There are some great glades on the lower mountain


On a sunny day grab a drink and a seat at Heaven’s Door Yurt Café, set mid-mountain surrounded by snowy slopes.


Ride the gondola to dine at Eagle’s Eye Restaurant on Friday and Saturday nights - five star cuisine, wines and views from 2,345m.

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