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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is the first four-season mountain resort to be built in the Canadian Rockies in the past 25 years.

The resort is ideally situated to produce a sparkling, light and dry snow, aptly named “Champagne Powder”. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has been rated the number one resort for powder in North America by Skiing Magazine.

The varied terrain offers a winter playground for those new to alpine adventure, and the perfect opportunity for adrenaline junkies to charge down a 4,000-foot ski out, the second longest in Canada.

You’ll get to the top of your run in comfort and style with the Golden Eagle Express walk-in gondola, the first level walk-in gondola to be used in Canada. Other winter activities include heli-skiing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, dog sledding and snowshoeing. In summer, mountain bikers can experience Canada’s longest lift access mountain bike descent!

There’s a great deal of Canadian history behind Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. It is named after the renowned river and the famous high-alpine pass that were instrumental in opening the Canadian West to the rest of the world. The Kicking Horse name reflects a sense of adventure, discovery and exploration.

The Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge operates a wilderness centre for research, education, and conservation at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. The 22-acre sanctuary is the largest protected enclosed grizzly bear refuge in the world, providing a home and a second chance at life for two orphaned grizzly bear cubs, Cari and Boo.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (formerly Whitetooth Ski Area) is located 8 miles (13 km) west of Golden in the BC Rockies, 426 miles (682 km) northeast of Vancouver, and 164 miles (262 km) west of Calgary (2-1/2 hour drive).

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.

Contact:
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
1500 Kicking Horse Trail
P O Box 839
Golden, BC
V0A 1H0
Phone:
250-439-5425
From the UK: 0-808-101-1682
Toll Free:
1-866-754-5425 (1-866-SKI-KICK)
Fax:
250-439-5401
Snow Phone:
250-344-5400
Email:
 
Website:
 
Season:
Mid December to early April
Lift Hours:
Operating 7 Days a week, mid December to mid April.
Lift Operating Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm
February to April lift operating hours vary.
Lift hours are dependent upon prevailing conditions
Annual Snowfall:
Location
Lower Mountain
Mid Mountain
Alpine Snow Stations
Summit Snow Stations
Elevation
1,300 m (4,263 ft)
1,722 m (5,646 ft)
2,150 m (7,049 ft)
2,450 m (8,033 ft)
Snowfall
252 cm (100″)
360 cm (142″)
650 cm (256”)
700 cm (275”)
Vertical Drop:
1,260 m (4,133 ft) – from base to summit
The second highest in Canada.
Base Elevation:
1,190 m (3,900 ft) – Bottom of the lowest chair
Top Elevation:
2,450 meters (8,033 ft) – Top of Kicking Horse
1,722 metres (5,646 ft) – Mid Mountain
Skiable Acreage:
2,800+ acres of terrain
Number of Trails:
120+ runs
Difficulty:
Novice: 20%
Intermediate: 20%
Advanced: 45%
Expert: 15%
Number of Lifts:
Winter and Summer
Golden Eagle Express Gondola: 8 Passengers*
Catamount: 4-Passenger fixed grip chairlift
Winter
Stairway to Heaven: 4-passenger fixed grip quad
Pioneer: 2-Passenger fixed grip chairlift
Pony Express: Surface lift
* The Golden Eagle Express Gondola is an Omega III Gondola cabin, featuring the first level walk-in gondola to be used in Canada. Your ticket will take you on a 3,413-metre (11,266-feet) ride to the peak, with a ride time of 12 minutes. The view on the way up is inspiring and the reason they call your admission to the ride a ‘lift’ ticket.
Lift Capacity:
3,000 skiers per hour
Night Skiing:
No
Cross-Country:
For cross-country skiers, the world-class, Dawn Mountain Nordic Ski Trails provide 25 kilometres of groomed classic trackset trails and 15 km of groomed skate skiing trails. These trails range from gently rolling beginner loops to more challenging advanced routes.
Snowshoeing:
4-kilometer trail network located off Palliser Trail road. Pick up your snowshoe rentals and trail maps at Canyon Creek Outfitters.
Snowmobiling:
Experience the majestic beauty of the Rocky and Purcell Mountains on a guided half or full-day snowmobile tour from the Resort base or off-site. Tours are available daily using top quality Ski-Doo snowmobiles from the Resort base area.
Resort Services:
Day lodge, Eagle’s Eye Restaurant (the highest in Canada), Whitetooth Grill, retail shop, ski & snowboard rental shop, ski school, kids camp, child activity programs, Heaven’s Door Yurt.
Nearest Ski Area:
Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Panorama Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Towns:
Golden, Field, Rogers Pass
More Information:
Skiing & Winter Activities in the Kootenays
Skiing & Winter Activities in the BC Rockies

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