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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

1500 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden, British Columbia VOA 1HO, Canada
+1 250-439-5425
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Ranked #2 of 52 Attractions in Golden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Mountains, Resort Communities, Bodies of Water
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... more » 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. « less
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Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We got married on Kicking Horse Mountain on August 28 and it was the best location that we could dream of. Getting married there made the wedding into something really special, but not too crazy. The very friendly staff of the resort gave us a VIP treatment in the gondola and in the restaurant, making sure that everything was absolutely... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went up the gondola for lunch at the Eagles Eye followed by a mountain hike and were treated with stunning 360deg views and great food. From the restaurant, turn right and follow the ridge to the other side of the morraine. After a 45 min hike you will find yourself on a beautiful spot overlooking the whole valley. Right... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We didn't stay at the resort, but went there to visit the Grissly Bear Refuge on the mountain, which is accessed via the chairlift from the resort. We had coffee and a snacks at the Double Black Cafe before riding the chairlift up the mountain to the Refuge. Excellent coffee!!! Great chairlift ride - we saw a black bear wandering... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

My family and friends are looking into visiting Kicking Horse on new years.... with 3 toddler. Mothers are non skiers and dads are obssesed with skiing. What other winter activities are there for young kids??? We visited Panorama last year and were bored out of our minds!!!! Even the coffee shops closed very early in the day. Too much travel... More

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California City, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
55 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Kicking Horse Resort is beautiful. We did not stay there but enjoyed the day's activities offered. The Chair Lift took us on a slow ride up to the Grizzly Bear. Boo was raised there as an orphaned twin. The twin died the first winter so Boo is living on his own in the 20 acre enclosure where his food... More

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London
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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Serious downhill mountain biking, but caters from the novice to expert. Had a great time, the performance centre were excellent giving advice and the rental equipment was very high quality. Would defiantly return. Cost seemed reasonable for a whole day.

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Bolney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Chairlift and gondola ride really enjoyable as well as walking and views from top of the mountain. Grizzly bear experience was educational and got some super pictures of Boo the bear who is lucky enough to have 20 acres all to himself. On the gondola ride on the way down, we had a good view of Boo in his bathing... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I have been following the antics of Boo Grizzly on facebook for some time through his wonderful photos & could not wait for the opportunity to meet him in person. I was not disappointed. What a beautiful bear. He is an exceptionally charismatic bear. I am not a fan of wild animals being confined or the use of animals for... More

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Lancashire
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140 reviews 140 reviews
25 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We took the cable car to the top and then walked along the ridge and in a loop back to the top. When we started we were well above the clouds and they disappeared as we walked. The maps given out by the resort are rubbish and we ended up walking several kms longer than planned and climbing several hundred... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Views galore, nice furniture and finishes but walls can be a little thin. Clean and well maintained Lodge unit that overlooked the valley.

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