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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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Activities: Skiing, Dining
Description: Kicking Horse has attracted rave reviews after just seven seasons for its...
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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Scenic chairlift ride and visit with Boo Bear

Our main purpose was to visit the resident bear (in the sanctuary on the mountain, but we also enjoyed the views from the top and had lunch at the restaurant. There were very few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our main purpose was to visit the resident bear (in the sanctuary on the mountain, but we also enjoyed the views from the top and had lunch at the restaurant. There were very few easy trails for hiking from the top as it seemed to be geared mostly to mountain biking and we had to be careful on some trails... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You absolutely must take the gondola up even if you are not planning on skiing/hiking/biking. Just trust me. The top is GORGEOUS, and there is even a beautiful restaurant up there. I mean it's gorgeous. This is the reason people come to Golden! Don't skip it!

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Although costly, our kids loved riding up the gondola to the top of the mountain. It was raining, so we decided not to ride up the uncovered chairlift to the grizzly bear viewing area. When the kids get older, we will likely do more hiking here.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Your experience here depends on the season. Winters are for world class skiing, but summers are (to me) even better. Be sure to visit Boo the grizzly bear at the Grizzly Bear Refuge (take the open ski lift), and take the gondola to the top. The views are spectacular and there's a great restaurant at the top. Limited buy nice... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were here on a Sunday in June (2015) - the only thing that was open was the chair lifts to take you and your bicycle up the mountain. ALL restaurants and cafes were closed. There was no food and no people. I wouldn't feel safe as a beginner cyclist or hiker - who will help you if something happens?... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

On our way through Golden we decided to stop and go to the grizzley bear interpretive center and see Boo. It was worthwhile! Ross was our guide and he was very informative and had many great stories about Boo. We saw Boo the entire hour we were there. Totally worth the stop!

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Skerries, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We took the gondola up to the top of the resort, had lunch at the Eagle's Eye Restaurant and then hiked down to the bottom of the resort, about 9 or 10 kilometers. The views are stunning, the walk is easy as it it downhill all the way although this can be hard on the knees at times; just take... More 

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Go see boo! He's cool and has real attitude and we got up quite close to him. The rager was very knowledgable and had some great Boo stories.

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Hinton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went up to the mountain to see Boo the grizzly bear and go up the gondola. All the staff was super friendly but I want to give special mention about Brian - the food and beverage manager at the restaurant on top of the mountain. Even though we weren't eating at the restaurant he showed us to the balcony... More 

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Jarrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

First we went up to see BOO THE GRIZZLY and he didn't disappoint us. He strolled up to where we were stood and stood in a pool of water and tucked into his lunch, Moose. We then rode the gondola up to the top of the mountain where the views were amazing. We had lunch in the Restaurant, which was... More 

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Address: Address: 1500 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden, British Columbia VOA 1HO, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-439-5425
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Golden

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