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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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Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting
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Ranked #8 of 47 Activities in Golden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Resort Communities, Mountains, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources
Activities: Skiing, Dining
Owner description: Kicking Horse has attracted rave reviews after just seven seasons for...
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Type: Resort Communities, Mountains, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources
Activities: Skiing, Dining
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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Geelong
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Golden in a rented house. The problem for us was that there was no shuttle to the mountain. We were travelling by shuttles, commercial buses and Greyhound from Banff to Lake Louise and then Revelstoke. There are shuttles for Sunshine and Lake Louise but nothing at Kicking Horse. KH must be a major attraction for Golden so... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Its a great resort. lots of expert terrain, but not all easily accessible. most of which, you are committed from top to bottom, with only one intermediary chair. Try the hike to T2, enjoy the view, and the ride down!

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Red Deer, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you are coming here for the first time (first time skiing ever OR 1st time at this place), then you will be in for a surprise here, depending on your skill level. If you're coming as a beginner, couple viable options for you: take advantage of their active learning center or use only the Catamount Quad. Start with those... More 

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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have skied this mountain a few times now and in my opinion, it is not for beginners. Most of the runs are steep (black diamond).... with the Ski Tracks app I averaged 36° compared to ~28° at places like Sunshine or Lake Louise. It is a great mountain when the conditions are good but when it hasn't seen fresh... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We took ski lessons from the Mountain School. Go with the Telus package. $80 for a two hour lesson and a catermount ticket. You can't go wrong if you are learning. The conditions when we arrived were alright, some spots on the slop, especially towards the bottom were a bit icy. But overall not bad. After 2 pm, a Gondola... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
328 reviews 328 reviews
49 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

As others say, not as commercial or developed as other hills which has its charm but they really need another lift or two to prevent you having to return to base to loop. This isn't a problem I'm guessing when the hill is quiet but we only come hear on holidays so queues are always a problem at the gondola.... More 

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Alberta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I enjoy this hill due to the fact that it is relatively quiet, no hustle and bustle like the larger, more commercial ski areas. The terrain is challenging, surrounded by glorious scenery

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Excellent !!! Boo is beautiful!!!! and he needs your support. The open chair lift ride up and down the mountain can be a little hairy if you don't like heights, but it's well worth it for the amazing views, and the chance to see Boo so close up. There are lots of other activities to do at kicking horse, so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We skied Kicking Horse for 3 days. The terrain is for the intermediate and expert skier. Lots of great access to powder. The resort itself needs help on their operations. We booked a package through the resort that included a ski pass each day for each night booked. Instead of giving us a 3 day ski pass, we had to... More 

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Golden, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Great hiking trails along the ridges. Take the gondola up, hike as far as you have the energy for, and then enjoy lunch or drinks at the Eagle's Eye (restaurant at the top of the mountain).

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