Kicking Horse

Ski resorts in Canada
Kicking Horse opened as recently as at the beginning of the 21st century and has since that time been a place to put on one’s bucket list.

A decision was made in the early 21st century, to build an extended gondola lift allowing skiers to get further up on the local ski slope that already existed. You can now reach two higher located powder bowls, always offering top class skiing.

The original intention was to make Kicking Horse a full-size ski resort, which would have taken longer than expected if followed through. Thank goodness. What makes Kicking Horse unique is the perception that it is located in the middle of nowhere. Only surrounded by snow and forest.

Kicking Horse is the powder place for advanced skiers. Surely, moderate skiers will also be able to handle this, but you must have good leg strength to get the most from this place.

Kicking Horse Snow forecast

  • Friday
    0.1 in rain
    Cloudy
    40°F
    4 mph
  • Saturday
    0.4 in rain
    Rain
    44°F
    4 mph
  • Sunday
    0 in snow
    Partly cloudy
    42°F
    2 mph

Facts about Kicking Horse

Number of slopes:106
Easiest Green slopes:18
Intermediate Blue slopes:17
Advanced Black slopes:59
Expert Only Double black diamond slopes:12
Longest slope:32808 ft

Lifts (Total: 5)

Vertical drop
Kicking Horse Vertical drop
Highest Point: 8038 ft
Vertical drop: 4134 ft
Base Point: 3904 ft

Season
Start:14 December
End: 7 April

Country: Canada
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Reviews for Kicking Horse

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Heidi
Heidi (Guest)
16/03/2018
Killer snow everyday for 2 weeks. A typical canadian feel of laid back easy going locals, powder days, great local coffee, and a view to die for. Plus... Read more (49 words)
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FredrikNilsson01
13/02/2020
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Quite simply: D Good skiing, little people, opportunity to hike, challenging slopes. That's why Freeride World Tour has had competitions where the l... Read more (29 words)
Vakteman
09/11/2011
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Kicking horse reminds little of Kittelfjäll, though different. The advantage is that it is far from everything else which means that the big mass is n... Read more (127 words)
bodisathva
14/04/2011
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It's a good place if snow is good. Ridden 4 days in a row with 10-30 cm fresh powder in mid February, epic !! And apparently it has just continued to ... Read more (80 words)
Peter Svensson
Peter Svensson (Guest)
28/02/2011
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Canon there is so much to discover, rent a guide at the Big Mountain Center recommended. For example, Andy Walton very nice o good we always got to go... Read more (75 words)
joskim
09/05/2008
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Really nice terrain. Great place if you have good conditions, but it's quite small. Like all other plants in North America there are many about the l... Read more (55 words)
Josefin
Josefin (Guest)
31/05/2007
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Just to clarify: Golden is 14 km from the lifts, but there is a shuttle bus that costs 4 CAD (about 25 kr). Or you can stay at the lifts, a bit more d... Read more (219 words)
John Cavanaugh
John Cavanaugh (Guest)
25/01/2006
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I've lived about 3 years in nearby Banff, but traveled mostly in BC, Alberta, and also Colorado. Kicking Horse and the backcountry ride is definitely ... Read more (269 words)
Robert51
09/11/2005
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Were in Kicking March 05 o can only say that the mountain is weekend if it snowed. Had some good days when we hiked o went in the bowlers. Really nice... Read more (103 words)
Erka_E
23/10/2005 (Modified: 20/07/2008)
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Spent winter 05 in Kicking. Unfortunately unfortunately it was a really bad season. The mountain is good, one of the better in Canada if you hear what... Read more (170 words)
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Most popular photo

Rider: Joakim Nilsson Photo: Oskar Wagrelius

Trail map

Trail map Kicking Horse

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