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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Address: 1500 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden, British Columbia VOA 1HO, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-439-5425
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$110*
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Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting
88%
Ranked #2 of 63 things to do in Golden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ski & snowboard areas, Mountains, Resort communities, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Dining, Skiing
Owner description: Kicking Horse has attracted rave reviews after just seven seasons for...
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Type: Ski & snowboard areas, Mountains, Resort communities, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Dining, Skiing
Owner description: Kicking Horse has attracted rave reviews after just seven seasons for its awesome vertical, deep powder and spectacular terrain mix. With an express gondola accessing over 4100 ft (1260m) of vertical, you’re bound to ski and ride an impressive feat of terrain comparable to only that of heli-skiing. Coupled with summer activities such as mountain biking, wildlife education, and alpine sightseeing, this is a place where the stories are almost too tall to believe.
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Cohuna, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely little resort but would attract more visitors if the terrain had better lift service. With mainly advanced intermediate and black runs this is not a beginners resort. Unfortunately the resort has no shuttle service from Golden and the local taxi service is very expensive ($50) one way. The café/grills are fabulous and are well priced.

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Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Since KH is striving to be a world-class resort, it needs to act like it and have better lift-served terrain. One long gondola (why not a mid-station??) and one slow Quad (where's the Express?) do not a big mtn make. I would concur w/ others' comments - weekend lines appear unavoidable. I don't blame KH for the February 2015 drought... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love skiing here. Great terrain for intermediate/advanced/experts. Only drawback is the ski out to base if you choose a side bowl which brings it down to four stars. Another lift would be nice but of course would lead to more traffic/skied out snow. Definitely returning to Kicking Horse.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We arrived and it was snowing so fresh powder on day 1 was pretty amazing. Our 9 days at Kicking Horse were great with plenty of variety to keep us occupied. Spent a lot of time on the Staircase to Heaven chair as this meant we could stay high. The snow cover on the lower section of the mountain was... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Fantastic couloirs, steep runs, friendly. Staff Not busy. Lots of back country could do with another lift. Seems to hold the snow when elsewhere doesn't .

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Steep & deep in the winter & beautiful ridge line hiking in the summer. When it dumps snow, it's the driest fluffiest snow I've ever experienced. Only one gondi to the top so if you wanna get to the good stuff sometimes hiking is required but makes for a rad ride because beginners or those that don't know the mountain... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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163 reviews 163 reviews
73 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Sure, when the snow is good it must be fantastic. The terrain at the top is steep, and they let you ski places many other resorts would keep closed - narrow gulches, cornices, etc. But the chances you are going to suffer through at least 1/2 of the mountain are pretty high, with a huge vertical, and a very low... More 

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Vancouver
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If we had fresh snow this may have been good. The only chair worth skiing was staircase. It is a slow chair and very busy. Every time a small child gets on they have to slow the chair even slower. This mountain really needs another chair or T-bar so that you could get to the restaurant without skiing all the... More 

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Leduc, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went there for family day weekend and unfortunately it rained at the bottom of the hill when we got there and the weather was very warm making the bottom half of the hill icy and slushie. once you go up the stairway to heaven if you go to the left you have to go all the way to the bottom... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

When the snow is 30 cms fresh, there is really nothing like it. Runs are long and incredibly steep ( not the best place for beginners!) the only complaint was there are very few chair lifts, so busy conditions can have you waiting for up to 25 minutes to go back up to the top of the mountain.

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