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Excellent Skiing | Bluebird Conditions

Was up in Golden from the Seattle area for a photo shoot, and threw my ski gear into the SUV in... read more

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Seattle, Washington
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Kicking Horse Slopes

This is one of the top ski & boarding hills of the Canadian mountain resorts. A majority of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edmonton, Alberta
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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 4314 ft (1315m) of vertical, you’re bound to ski and ride an impressive feat...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was up in Golden from the Seattle area for a photo shoot, and threw my ski gear into the SUV in case I could make the drive in a day and have a day to ski Kicking Horse. Eight hour drive from my home. Hit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was excited to ski here for the first time. My son and I got new ski jackets for Christmas and they came with 2 for 1 tickets for Kicking Horse. Bonus! I followed the instructions for setting up the voucher and presented it at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the top ski & boarding hills of the Canadian mountain resorts. A majority of the hill is for experienced and technical skiers as black and double blacks are prevalent but there also a good amount of blue & green runs. Talking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SoopCooper
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Kicking Horse is one of the most difficult ski resorts I have ever been to making for an amazing resort for expert skiers. The combination of bowls, glades, and large number of chutes give a challenge and reward to all expert skiers. Lift lines are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a huge beautiful mountain! If you’re an expert skier or snowboarder this would be your idea of heaven, many many blacks and double diamonds. If you like the easier slopes then you are very limited unfortunately but never the less there are a few...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love the resort still got the ethentic mountain feeling without all the glam of commercial stores !! I preferred it when the prices were cheaper

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mike-and R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an incredible 2 weeks skiing Kicking Horse. We had very high expectations, and it totally lived up to them! A lot of the terrain is very steep - we had expected this and we loved it - great runs through the trees, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at Kicking Horse for the Free ride weekend, and although the weather didn’t work out for the comp until Tuesday, we had a great weekend up there!! Endless terrain and fresh snow make this mountain second to non. Good facilities, fast Gondi and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank askelowna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a view!! Went for lunch at the restaurant 7700 ft on the mountain! A “short” 15 min gondola ride up take your right there. Once you get to the top the views are just breathtaking. Nice and cozy restaurant. The lunch was just incredible....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank kristaleecardinal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Daytrip to Kicking Horse yesterday. Early rise and late home but oh so worth it! Kicking Horse is renowned for the Blacks and Double Black runs accessed by a super long Gondola. However the Catamount Chair provides a really nice set or Green and Blue...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Tyson N, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey there! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review after visiting our mountain. We certainly appreciate the detail and thought that went into this review; this will be tremendously helpful for other guests going forward! We at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort are...More

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October 25, 2018|
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Response from Tyson N | Property representative |
Hi there. There are a variety of accommodation options available at our resort! If you're interested in condos that sit right at the base of the resort near the gondola, check out Kicking Horse Lodging's website, which... More
Stephanie H
March 6, 2018|
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Response from esk70 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is but best to call and see if there is a spot open
December 6, 2016|
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Response from Beaverbum | Reviewed this property |
It's a hotel on Hwy 1. Not sure what mountain you are talking about :)
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Orillia, Canada
Itinerary help! Sept 11-22 (4 Replies)
Feeling overwhelmed as our trip approaches. Accommodation all set, but having trouble narrowing down our activities. I have a very long, rough list of activities but am unsure about feasibility with young kids, timelines, etc. I'm having trouble plotting our days out. I'd love input! Background: Family of 4, kids ages 7 & 4, enjoy hiking, sightseeing, canoeing Day 1 - arrive in Canmore late afternoon Day 2 - stay in Canmore - explore Banff To do over 2.5 days: Banff Gondola,...More
August 31, 2018|
Response fromksneds|
I assume your flights have been booked. The best solution would have been to fly in & out of Calgary. That would have avoided the long & boring drive to Edmonton, and given you two chances to see the parkway. Personally, with kids, I would skip Kootenay NP. Hot springs really aren't the best for younfer kids - they're not play pools, rather small hot pools for sitting and relaxing. Radium does have a separate swimming pool, so it's better than Banff or Miette. But there's really not much...More
Burleigh Heads, Australia
Visiting Bear Refuge, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (1 Reply)
Warning to other travellers particularly in RV (mobile homes). We had our RV broken into July 2009 and our luggage stolen whilst at the Bear Sanctuary in Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Despite being parked in the middle of the carpark in full view of everyone and we even took photos of it whilst going up in the chairlift. Spoilt which should have otherwise been a perfect day. When reporting to the management of the resort they were not very helpful and even suggested we were making it up!...More
September 18, 2009|
Response fromwrldtvler|
That is a horrible event to happen on your trip. I hate thieves! Last night I was woken up by a guy trying to use a portable grinding tool to cut a bike lock across the street. After I started yelling at him from my balcony he ran down the street. Not much else I could do. You should change the title to a warning about RV break-ins that could happen at any parking lot. BC, especially Vancouver has a lot of car break-ins.
Melbourne, Australia
Gondalas - so many to choose from ! (2 Replies)
Hi there, Will be in the beautiful rockies very soon and we are going on the Gondala in Banff (Sulphur Mountain) and will go on the Gondala in Jasper and probably the one at Lake Louise, but is it worth going up the one at Golden, at The Kicking Horse Mountain resort ? (We will be in Field/Golden area for a few days, so distance ) Many Thanks, Bel :)
May 28, 2013|
Response fromViajeroPerdido|
I really like the one above Golden. I'd say, don't miss it, and skip one of the others if you're getting "gondola'd out". Be prepared to save your money and change your plans if you just see cables going up into a cloud. Oh, except that on the BC side, sometimes the top of the mountain will be *above* the cloud bank, making a different but pretty impressive view. Ask.