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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

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Address: 1500 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden, British Columbia VOA 1HO, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-439-5425
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Kicking Horse has attracted rave reviews after just seven seasons for...

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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Feeling sorry for Boo but still in awe of the beauty.

I've gone up the gondola & chairs several times I'm still in awe of the beauty of this place I call home. It's very cool for friends and family to see Boo but honestly I do feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Golden, Canada

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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The resort was beautiful and right on the ski hill, but visiting in August is tough because there is no A/C or fans in the rooms. It would have been great if there was a hotel bar or restaurant that could serve a glass of wine in the building, too.

Thank K8Merc
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the gondola to the top and then hiked up to the top of Terminator 1 & 2 peaks. Good views when the cloud was not down and we saw Boo the Grizzly on the way up to the top.

Thank David K
Golden, Canada
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110 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've gone up the gondola & chairs several times I'm still in awe of the beauty of this place I call home. It's very cool for friends and family to see Boo but honestly I do feel sorry for him being a tourist attraction, that's just not natural. I'd rather catch a fleeting glimpse of one in the wild than... More 

Thank OmaNaomi
Emile L, Manager at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, responded to this review

Although a captive animal, Boo has the world’s largest enclosure for a single male Grizzly. His situation is an unfortunate one. Boo was orphaned at 4 months of age when his mother was poached and that is why Boo now leads a captive life. It would have been far more cruel to have allowed such a tiny animal to starve... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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238 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I love Golden for how beautiful and serene it is! but the resort at kicking horse is just phenomenal! rent a chalet here and be blown out of your mind! check the pictures i've posted and you will realize what a great place you have come to. great location, great people. just beware of bears, there are many during the... More 

Thank fahym
Gijon, Spain
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I loved this resort. Quite big and popular, yet not overflooded with people. The lodge is a wonderful place to sleep, just by the slopes.

Thank Japonjug
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We all had an awesome time, honestly it is really fun for all levels of experience. Our group had 3 people with varying levels of climbing background and 1-2 people with no experience at all, and everyone loved it. It's physically easy enough that most people should have no problem, but still exciting enough for seasoned climbers, not to mention... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We had a great day of mountain biking at Kicking Horse Resort. We bought a package which included full-day lift tickets, full suspension/downhill bikes and all of the kit (arm/leg pads and full-face helmet). Riding up on the gondola is a bonus -- for the views and because you don't get cold on the very long ride up. The trails... More 

Thank Karina W
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

First order of the day was a gondola ride to the top of the world. Here we had a fabulous lunch with magnificent views and great service, good prices and wonderful friends. We watched the mountain bikers go screaming down the trail and marvelled at their bravado. After a look around and a little trail walking, we descended to the... More 

Thank Stacystudios
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Rode the gondola to the top and only then we found out about the grizzly bear refuge. We seen him on our ride down So much much better to see him than zoo bears. Very exciting! ! We seen a marmot on the way up and Boo on the way down. We had kunch at the top as well and... More 

Thank Heather M
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52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We can only comment on our visit to see the rescue bear as this was all we did. We thought we were unlikely to see a wild bear on our holiday, but thought this would be the next best. How wrong we were. This was a fantastic experience in its own right. Our Australian guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic,... More 

Thank FarehamJim

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