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Address: 1500 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden, British Columbia VOA 1HO, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-439-5425
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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Good resort; Bad snow year.

Not the resort's fault -- all of British Columbia is hurting for snow. Nice resort with interesting runs -- if Mother Nature cooperates with the snow.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Dennis L
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Salem
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Salem
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Not the resort's fault -- all of British Columbia is hurting for snow. Nice resort with interesting runs -- if Mother Nature cooperates with the snow.

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Crows Nest, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

But needs to have a think about the lifting system and layout as it spoils an otherwise first class resort. Sure the locals will whinge that extra lifts will make it too easy to access their freshies, but its the visitors who pay the bills and you gotta cater to us if you want us to come back. You also... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Kicking Horse is an amazing resort tucked away in a sleepy town! A very well hidden little gem- in my opinion! At kicking Horse, for a snowboarding, you are getting the chance to drop in on some amazing powder filled double diamond off-piste runs! Weather and snow permitting of coarse! We had two days of great visibility and two days... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Another stop on a BC bike road trip with friends. Definitely the hardest and most relentless runs we encountered. Some great trails but some were let down by a few features which just weren't quite finished. For example a run had a series of jumps where carrying the same speed the first jump you made fine, the second came up... More 

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Cohuna, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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

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 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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

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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