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Wanted to stay longer!

Daytrip to Kicking Horse yesterday. Early rise and late home but oh so worth it! Kicking Horse is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CBSHAZ
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Cambridge, New Zealand
Positives and Negatives at this resort

Skied at Kick Horse during the 2018/2019 Christmas Holidays. There are positive and negative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JSM1979
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Toronto, Canada
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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 3 days 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Skied at Kick Horse during the 2018/2019 Christmas Holidays. There are positive and negative aspects to this resort. First the positives. Great mountain with lots of terrain. When we were there, we had plenty of fresh snow and the conditions were great, although some of...More

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

Fantastic skiing and snowboarding but long wait to go up gondola. Mostly Intermediate and advanced terrain so not a mountain for beginners. There os only one way to the top of the mountain via the gondola and the waits were very long!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time but will be back for sure. We had a dumping of snow that any resort would die for. Skiers were just pumped about the powder. Very organized at the Gondola with loading and unloading made each run go quick. Great Work.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wireton
Tyson N, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We're so happy to hear that you managed to visit our resort on a powder day - incredible! Thank you for visiting our mountain, and we hope to see you again (on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were having so much fun in kicking horse, pushing our boundaries by skiing the double black slopes. For advanced skiers, this place is heaven. I would not recommend this place to beginner skiers, as there are not so many easy slopes. On a powder...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 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review after your visit to our resort - it is certainly appreciated. It is great to hear you were able to challenge yourself with our terrain! We offer a huge spectrum of terrain...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Golden to visit friends and celebrate the New Year turning 2019. We flew into Calgary, so we really enjoyed the scenic drive through the rocky mountains to get to Kicking Horse. We were treated to a couple of days of great snow...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GreeneDads
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we enjoyed the ski as there was not much traffic , going for second run was easy. eagles eye is a must.. great food ,lots to offer great staffMore

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Scott N
Tyson N, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Scott! We want to thank you for leaving us a review - we certainly appreciate the thought and time! It's incredible to hear that you enjoyed the many facets of our resort during your visit. We hope you are able to visit us again...More

Reviewed November 29, 2018

Your legs will be toasted after skiing the steep terrain of Kicking Horse. The gondola ride takes a very long time which is great to rest your legs, warm up a bit, and even meet new people, haha! There is a conveniently-placed restaurant and bathroom...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Tyson N, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

Thank you for the incredible review, Katie! We're incredibly pleased you've enjoyed your leg-burning visits to our mountain. We love hearing about our guests' experiences at our resort! We hope we'll see you and your friends again for some great days of skiing and riding!

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This resort is beautiful. Even the winding, scenic drive up to the mountain is worth every moment. My boyfriend and I decided to take a spontaneous weekend trip out West to get away from the busy city life of Calgary, and the quaint town of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tyson N, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thank you for the kind review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to our resort We appreciate you taking the time to detail your visit and to leave such a thorough review. This kind of feedback helps us gauge how we're doing,...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018

While staying in Banff we Skied Kicking Horse for two days in March 2018 and it absolutely blew my mind. It has some of the best lift-serviced terrain that I've ever seen, and it's perfect for an advanced skier looking for a challenge. While there...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Tyson N, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Hi there. Thank you for visiting our resort and taking the time to leave such a detailed, thoughtful review! We certainly are grateful. It's always so great to hear directly from our guests about their experiences. You're correct - we offer over 4000 feet of...More

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elkwalk
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
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Stephanie H
March 6, 2018|
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Yes there is but best to call and see if there is a spot open
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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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KerryK626
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...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...More
Donuts_100
Burleigh Heads, Australia
Visiting Bear Refuge, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (1 Replies)
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.
BelD_12
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.