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About Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Kicking Horse has attracted rave reviews for its awesome vertical, deep powder and spectacular terrain mix. With an express gondola accessing over 4314 ft (1315m) 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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Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff

Wildlife and nature fans visiting Banff—this is the tour for you! Ascend to a mountain top for a delicious lunch at one of Canada’s highest restaurants, then enjoy the special opportunity of visiting a Grizzly Bear Refuge and seeing Boo the resident bear. Access incredible panoramic views you wouldn’t see otherwise, and benefit from the convenience of having round-trip transport included.
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10 hours
from $199.92

Full Day Ski Adventure to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

The Powder Express Ski Shuttle takes you straight from your hotel in Banff to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, one of the most thrilling ski resorts in Canada.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is known as the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada™ with plenty of steep and deep powder, heart-pumping vertical runs, steep chutes and wide-open bowls.

This full-day ski shuttle takes you from Banff to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for a truly thrilling ski day perfect for intermediate to advanced skiers. Let someone else take care of the driving and enjoy almost six hours of skiing with return transport included for around the same price as a walk up lift ticket.
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11 hours 30 minutes
from $97.42
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Stephen B wrote a review Jan 7
Banff, Canada2 contributions
This is one of the world's great ski destinations. Our family had two of the best days in many years of skiing together. Also great food options at midmountain and the top if you have the $$. Two drawbacks: 1. Not enough lifts-- most of the mountain is accessible by one lift, the gondola, leading to well over an hour (particularly in COVID times) spent waiting in line. 2. The new ticketing system. We were a group of 4 skiing on two days. Apparently their new system can't simply issue 4 passes associated with one purchase number. We had to buy 8 individual passes (in order to use our RCR card) which all look the same in your email and to the ticket guy. It took the poor guy almost 10 minutes to print them out, while a line waited behind us (only one window open). Then there are 8 individual receipts for the tickets incase you lose one. When my daughter's pass came unglued, it took 45 minutes to figure out which one was missing, and the frustrated woman helping us got upset at us for having lost it. I get that new systems have kinks-- this one is almost all kinks from a skier point of view. Hope they can fix it.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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seemac70 wrote a review Sep 2020
Golden, Canada41 contributions16 helpful votes
What to say about KHMR that hasn't already been said? It's one of the big reasons I moved to Golden. So there's that I suppose. Winter is the season for me, but summer is cool too. One critique one will hear from time to time is that their could be a few more lifts, but those don't come cheap. Once you know the mountain, and if you're willing to hike a bit, there's almost always good snow to be found. The terrain is world class. Period. Great staff, too. the lifties are pretty much always upbeat and friendly. Double Black is my favourite spot if I want a bite and its awesome. Not your typical ski hill chow, that's for sure.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Tyson N, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Responded Sep 26, 2020
Hey there! We appreciate the kind words. We're super fortunate to get to share our terrain with people like yourself; we're really proud of that. Similarly, we are blessed with incredible staff members year after year that truly make our mountain great. We look forward to seeing you back up here this winter for some fresh turns!
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Andiklv wrote a review Sep 2020
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
Great views from the top via gondola. Excellent trails for hikers and mountain bikers. Enjoyed the Grizzly Bear Refuge via chairlift.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Tyson N, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Responded Sep 6, 2020
Thank you for coming to check out our mountain! The views from the top of the gondola are something special, hey? Amazing. Glad to hear you enjoyed visiting Boo and the Grizzly Bear Refuge. We hope to see you up here again soon!
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Kmariee wrote a review Aug 2020
Calgary, Canada427 contributions122 helpful votes
Came here to do the Grizzly Bear Refugee. The tour guide wasn’t really friendly, no enthusiasm and not much sense of humour. Very monotone too which didn’t make the tour very exciting. Especially when there was no enthusiasm... So was very disappointed in the experience. Unfortunately Boo Bear did not come out so they gave us a voucher to use for a future visit... Which means we have no choice but to come back... I wouldn’t mind seeing the bear but to listen to the tour guide again I don’t really want. Also when we went back to the base to get our voucher the lady working at guest services was extremely rude to my boyfriend and I. Didn’t seem pleased that she had to give us a rain check. Not very happy with this service and experience. Not sure if I even want to go back...
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Tyson N, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Responded Sep 2, 2020
Hey there. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us - we always appreciate hearing from our guests. We'd like to follow up with you on this one. Would you be able to shoot us an e-mail at tnewell@kickinghorseresort.com so that we can connect on this?
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Elena Welch wrote a review Aug 2020
26 contributions9 helpful votes
We decided to do the whole adventure pass at the mountain. Unfortunately we arrived a little late for our visit to Boo and missed him, but the information and talk from the guide was super interesting and we did get to see him really well on our way up the gondola a little while later. The views from the top are amazing! Unfortunately a completely unrelated injury made it difficult to do much hiking, but we'll be back. Lunch at Eagle Eye exceeded our expectations. The views were unbeatable and the food was excellent!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Tyson N, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Responded Aug 27, 2020
This sounds like an incredible day! Good on you for tackling so many adventures and activities during your visit. We're glad to hear you were able to see Boo eventually - that's awesome! The hikes at the top will be waiting for you for your next visit! We're looking forward to it. Thanks again for taking the time to put together this review - much appreciated!
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