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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 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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World Class Terrain

Kicking Horse has some of the best resort vertical found in North America - a bit of traversing required but hard to beat if they get hit with powder.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
T_Geisel
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Montanita, Ecuador
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Montanita, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kicking Horse has some of the best resort vertical found in North America - a bit of traversing required but hard to beat if they get hit with powder.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was super quiet as we visited in the off season. A nice stay just 15 minutes from Golden. Adjacent to the ski hill for winter fun and a short distance from a large trail system and Cedar Lake for all year round adventure.

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Vlijmen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Nice place, with lots of helpful info. Just a pity that Boo, the resident grizzly, did not show himself.

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Bigfork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This ski area has 4000 vertical feet of skiing, and it's all above the snow line (unlike some areas that claim more but the bottom is mud). And there are seldom any crowds in the enormous areas accessible from the top of the gondola, so you're much more likely to get your money's worth from a lift ticket.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I would love to say this place is crap and keep you away from stealing my lines, but it's by far my favourite steep skiing location. Don't bring your little kids unless they rip. It's mostly double blacks. The snow tends to be dry and fluffy. If it's icy it's not a good spot but where is? Sometime i feel... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

What a great experience! How many people can say they were just a couple meters away from a full grown grizzly. Sure there was a high voltage electric fence between us. You can feel his power, sense his emotions, look into his eyes and see how well he is cared for. The staff is very knowledgeable and will answer all... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Did the Ascension tour on Sept 24th and ended up having a beautiful day. Great climb and unbeatable views. You get to see a 360 view of everything from the top. Our tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable.

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Went up on the 6th October and the only thing open was the resort lodge. No ski lift. No restaurant and just a whole load of workmen doing maintenance. Lots of car coming up but nothing to see. Would suggest that signage is placed at the bottom of the long drive up the mountain to advise that they are not... More 

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Emile L, Owner at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We do close for summer on September 28, and re-open for Winter on December 9. Most of North American resort are doing the same. We need to close do maintenance on our lifts in order to re-open for winter. It is clearly written on our website our on our voicemail. We invite you to... More 

Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here many times. Staff and rooms always great. Rooms facing the trans-canada highway can be a little noisy, but the windows are very a efficient soundproofing. Restaurant is great, and the vicinity if other take out places also. The liquor store comes in handy too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Stayed at Kicking Horse in a vacation rental in Purcell Woods. The house was the perfect size for our group - 2 bedrooms and a full bath on the upper level with a futon on the mezzanine, 1 bedroom and a full bath on the main floor together with open concept living/dining/kitchen, then a pull out on the lower level... More 

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