Kicking Horse Resort, Golden, BC

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Kicking Horse Resort in British Columbia and Escape2ski connect you to Powder Highway skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lodging and webcams. Kicking Horse Resort is located just outside the town of Golden, British Columbia in the Purcell Mountain Range and now serves as a major contributor to tourism for the town of Golden. The […]

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Kicking Horse Resort in British Columbia and Escape2ski connect you to Powder Highway skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lodging and webcams. Kicking Horse Resort is located just outside the town of Golden, British Columbia in the Purcell Mountain Range and now serves as a major contributor to tourism for the town of Golden. The resort had humble beginnings as a small community based ski and snowboard mountain that previously was owned by the town of Golden. The original ski area was known as Ski Whitetooth and then on December 8, 2000 armed with a new vision for the future, Kicking Horse Resort emerged. The resort has grown from its early days into a four season resort that is quickly earning an impressive reputation as the world begins to take notice. Kicking Horse Resort is part of the famous “Powder Highway” of British Columbia which is a collection of 8 Ski Resorts, 9 Nordic Centres, 9 Heli-Skiing operations and 10 Snowcat skiing and snowboarding operations.

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On the Slopes

  • Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a combination of two distinct mountain areas. The upper portion is the perfect destination for those advanced/expert skiers or snowboarders that want a real challenge while the lower portion is made up of a collection of fairly gentle trails that welcome all ability levels.
  • The mountain features four bowls, Crystal Bowl, Bowl Over, Feuz Bowl, and Super Bowl. Worth noting are the number of inbound chutes, 85 and counting, which is considered to be one of the largest collection of inbound chutes in North America.
  • The longest run at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is named, “It’s a Ten” which is most appropriate due to the fact that it’s 10km in length, and the great news is that everyone can enjoy ride due to its designation as a green run.
  • Kicking Horse is quickly gaining a reputation within the skier/snowboarding community for the abundance of advanced/expert terrain and the quality of snow that is within the boundaries of this hidden gem.

Off the Slopes

  • The quaint village at Kicking Horse is made up of a collection of ski-in/ski-out accommodation, ranging from boutique hotels, condos, and town homes to cafés, restaurants and pubs that will help you relax after a busy day on the slopes.
  • Not be overlooked is the fact that Kicking Horse is a family-friendly resort, which includes a family skiing or riding zone, located on the lower mountain and easily accessed by its own quad chairlift.
  • A highlight of the resort is their claim to offer the “most elevated dining experience” in Canada. Take the Golden Eagle Gondola to 4000 ft where you will find the Eagle Eye restaurant, known for its culinary delights and spectacular view of 5 National Parks.
  • If a day away from the slopes is in your plans, check out the nearby town of Golden with its variety of entertainment and dining options. Also, a selection of off-mountain activities are also available including, tubing for the entire family, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating, cross-country skiing and indoor rock climbing.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
4133 ft / 1260 m

Base Elevation:
3900 ft / 1189 m

Summit Elevation:
8033 ft / 2449 m

Skiable Area:
2800 acres

Average Snowfall:
256 in / 650 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 120

Beginner: 24 (20%)

Intermediate: 24 (20%)

Advanced: 54 (45%)

Expert: 18 (15%)

Terrain Parks: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Calgary AB , 177mi / 284km

Nearest Major City:
Revelstoke BC, 100mi / 160km

Nearest Town/City:
Golden BC, 9mi / 14km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-866-754-5425

Direct Phone: 250-439-5425

Snow Phone: 1-866-754-5425 option 2

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 8 to Apr 15

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
9:00am to 4:00pm : See website for any updates

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 6

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 1

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 0

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 2

Triples: 0

Doubles: 1

Surface Lifts: 2

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Calgary Intl Airport  (YYC)
Distance: 177 mi / 284 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Canadian Rockies Intl Airport  (YXC)
Distance: 167 mi / 268 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Resort Shuttle Service

Airport Transportation