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Kicking Horse Resort, British Columbia

Live the Adventure....Live the Dream

A place where winter's bounty is like nowhere else on earth with snow so sparkling, light and dry it's been labeled "the champagne of powders."

The face of Kicking Horse and indeed the mountain itself is ideally positioned to accommodate an outstanding ski resort. Northeast facing slopes allow for excellent snow retention.

Mother Nature chips in to provide enough high-level moisture, sun, temperature and super-dry, low-level air to create and preserve Kicking Horse's perfect powder. The quality of this fine, dry Purcell Powder has for years been the closely guarded secret of the region's local skiers.

From adventure travel to a family-oriented vacation, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will offer something for everyone. Kicking Horse features the second highest vertical face in Canada and an abundance of natural amenities.

The Golden Eagle Express is the vehicle for four-season fun, so it's scheduled to operate year-'round. The gondola features the first level walk-in coaches to be used in Canada.

Located just 14 km from the town of Golden B.C. and the Trans Canada Highway.


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Mountain Statistics for Kicking Horse Resort
Base Elevation: 3,900 ft (1,189 meters)
Summit Elevation: 8,033 ft (2,448 m)
Vertical Drop: 4,133 ft (1,260 m)
Skiable Area: 2,750 acres (1,113 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 300 in (762 cm)
Longest Run: 0 ft (0 m)
Snowmaking: 0 %
Number of Lifts: 6
Uphill Lift Capacity: 3,000 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Surface Lifts
1 Double Chair
2 Quad Chairs
1 Gondola
Number of Trails: 137
Trail Ratings for Kicking Horse Resort
Easiest: Easiest 20%
More Difficult: More Difficult 20%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 45%
Experts Only: Experts Only 15%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Kicking Horse Resort
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 17 km
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes
Snowshoe Trails: Yes