Kicking Horse Mountain Ski Resort  

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1500 Kicking Horse Trail
Golden, BC V0A 1H0
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Overview by Peter Oliver

The Purcell Mountains of eastern British Columbia are where heli-skiing was born in the 1960s, and until the 2000-01 season, people just flew over the high bowls and ridges of the front range. That's when a major resort finally opened, promising more than 4,000 vertical feet and big-resort amenities to challenge Whistler Blackcomb as the king of western Canadian skiing. Kicking Horse lets a firm base develop until mid-December, but come for opening week to get first tracks on Blue Heaven, accessed by the Stairway to Heaven quad. Also, check out the Golden Eagle Express Gondola, which will whisk you up 11,266 feet in 12 minutes. If the early-season snow is thin, you can always sign on for a day or two of heli-skiing with local operators based in nearby Golden.

Average Snowfall
300 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
4133 feet
20% beginner, 20% intermediate, 45% advanced, 15% expert
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
December to mid-April
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for Kicking Horse Mountain, CA

Current Conditions:
Mostly Cloudy, 9 F
Wed - Sunny. High: 18 Low: 7
Thu - Sunny. High: 19 Low: 10
Fri - Sunny. High: 23 Low: 14
Sat - Sunny. High: 25 Low: 14
Sun - Sunny. High: 24 Low: 12

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    Packed Powder


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Last Updated: December 08 2014 11:51 AM

Traveler Reviews of Kicking Horse Mountain

John rates Kicking Horse Mountain
My ski club goes out west once a year, and Kicking Horse was last years trip. I love Alberta/BC skiing for the opportunity to go heli-skiing. But at Kicking Horse, it's like getting the vertical feet and virgin powder without the expense of Heli-skiing.For powder hounds like me, this place was pure heaven.It takes some time to get there but it's worth it.Comfy and cozy lodge but not a lot of amenities, but you go here for the skiing anyway. I would go again. Pros: Short lines, Good tours, Well maintained. Cons: Bad location.
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