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Kicking Horse Overview

Weekends only
Season Start/End: 9/12 - 16/4
1190m - 2450m
20%| 20%| 45%| 15%
Lift Tickets
from CAD$31.95 to CAD$99.95
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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

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

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.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

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.


  • 2450m
  • 1260m
    Vertical Drop
  • 1190m


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  • Longest Run

    10 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    1133 ha

  • Snow Making

    209 ha

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski Season: 09/12/2016
  • Days Open Last Year: 120
  • Projected Closing Ski Season: 16/04/2017
  • Projected Days Open: 124
  • Years Open: 16
  • Average Snowfall: 762cm

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Kicking Horse Reviews

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    • 5
    18th January 2016

    Full review

      For the serious skier this is some of the best skiing and riding in North America Especially if you like hiking

    • 5
    31st March 2015

    Full review

      grateful that we have this mountain to experience.

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