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Distance & Driving times
From Cranbrook, BC to -
Kicking Horse 248kms 2:50hrs

From Calgary, AB to -
Kicking Horse 265kms 3hrs

From Edmonton, AB to -
Kicking Horse 588kms 6hrs

From Vancouver, BC to -
Kicking Horse 711kms 8.5hrs

Closest Town:
Golden BC

Closest airports:
Cranbrook BC, Calgary AB (International Airport)

Banking Facilities / ATM:
ATM at the General Store

Summit Elev: 2450m/8038ft
Vertical Drop: 1260m/4134ft
Total skiable area: 2750 acres

Airports: Castlegar & Cranbrook

Summer Activities:
Golf, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, whitewater rafting, Kayaking, canoeing, jet boating, hiking, rock climbing, abseiling, bird watching, wildlife viewing, scenic flights, paragliding

Winter Activities:
Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Snow mobiling, Heli-skiing, Cat-skiing, Curling






About Kicking Horse

Formerly a heli-ski operation, the authentic small town atmosphere of Kicking Horse, the 1,260 m (4,134 ft) of awesome vertical and fabulous snowmobile and snowshoeing trails has helped this resort become recognised as the “Best Small Resort” by Good Ski and Snowboard Guide (UK).

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is located just outside of Golden, BC, in the Kootenay Rockies. It offers skiers and boarders some of the finest champagne powder snow. It has the second highest vertical in Canada. The ski terrain includes three alpine bowls, a mix of chutes, glades and steep terrain, beautiful long groomers and gentle slopes for less experienced skiers and snowboarders. Cross country skiers are also well catered for with 14 km (8.7 mi) of classic track set trails.

The resort is well known for its super dry champagne powder snow and has an average snowfall of 700 cm (23 ft) at the peak per year.

Skiers and non skiers will both enjoy the experience of dining at the award winning Eagle Eye Restaurant. Situated at 2,347 m (7,700 ft) high the Eagle Eye restaurant is Canada’s highest restaurant.

Ski Terrain Statistics

Vertical: 1,260 m (4,134 ft)
Terrain: 1,113 ha (2,750 ac)
Runs: 106 runs
Difficulty of runs: 20% beginner; 20 % intermediate; 45% advanced; 15% expert
Lifts: 5 lifts- 1 high-speed gondola; 2 quads; 1 double; 1 Red Carpet
Operating season: mid December to mid April

For expert and advanced skiers and snowboarders, Kicking Horse is the ideal resort. There are black-diamond runs to the bottom. Race Place lets you get some speed going and is great for a warm up whilst for those who like to give their knees a work out in a bump run there are some great bumps under the Pioneer lift. There is a choice of bowls and untracked powder for the powder junkie.

Intermediate skiers and boarders have not been ignored when the runs were carved out. Intermediate runs can be found all over the mountain and are easily accessed by any lift.

For beginners there is a way down from all lifts, except Stairway to Heaven and first timers will also find some ideal gentle terrain that is just right for them to try the thrill of sliding on skis or a snowboard.

Getting There

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is located close to Golden, BC.

By Air
The closest international airport is Calgary. Regional Canadian flights also land at Cranbrook. Regular shuttle buses are available from Calgary.

By Bus
There are daily shuttles to the resort from Golden and from Banff in Alberta.

By Car
Car rental is available at Calgary


Kicking Horse offers a range of ski-in / ski-out accommodation that will match your budget, and taste. Townhouses are available on the mountain with self contained cabins, chalets, hotels, lodges, and bed and breakfasts, guesthouses and motels available nearby.

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