Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
4.5
River Rafting & Tubing • Gear Rentals • Ski & Snowboard Areas • Beach & Pool Clubs
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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, Grizzly Bear Refuge, and alpine sightseeing, this is a place where the stories are almost too tall to believe.
Golden, British Columbia, Canada

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Wanderlustaddicted
Vancouver, Canada84 contributions
Sep 2022
We stayed in Aspen #50 with Lush Accommodations and had an incredible view of the valley and more than 40 peaks. The accommodation was clean and fully furnished. Perhaps too much furniture as the apartment was cosy but difficult to move around in due to size of furnishings. The bedrooms are small and just enough space for one suitcase. The one bathroom was an ok size but things did a bit crowded with three people. Hot tub was a nice addition for sunsets.

Overall we enjoyed our stay at the apartment but found the area to be lacking in any life what so ever. The entire base village of the ski lift is off season and deserted.

Nothing is open except for the general store which closes at 6pm. Kicking horse is around 15km away from town so making a dinner run into town isn't a given. Bring everything you need because there are no restaurants open at Kicking horse past 4pm and the two spots that opened for lunch were very underwhelming. Our time in Revelstoke felt like a big city compared to Kicking Horse which was super deserted.

Lastly, IF YOU HAVE A DOG, AVOID Golden as there is a silly law that doesn't allow dogs anywhere near a restaurant in Golden . Never felt so dog unfriendly anywhere else in the world to this degree. NO dogs on mountain trails, lifts, decks, or really anywhere.
Written September 17, 2022
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SouthAust
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Don't come here in September this place is a ghost town on top of the hill with nothing open. They must reduce the capacity of the hotel to make it seem at capacity when booking. Fair enough in the off season, but activities centre, not open, in house general store, not open, gondolas, not operating for hiking or Mt bikes. Ghost town, you'll have to go to town for food or cook on a camp stove on the patio
Written September 13, 2022
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Mosymoo
United Kingdom197 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We took this gondola rather than the others available in the Rockies on advice from our guidebook and were not disappointed. The views are incredible. It wasn't busy at all, lots of walks ar the top. We saw the grizzly bear as we went up which was a bonus but you can go to a talk about Boo the bear. The little shops and bars at the resort near tge accommodation are also brilliant.
Written August 28, 2022
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Scott H
5 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We did the bear refuge on the middle of the mountain and met Boo the Bear.
He is a 20 year old male grizzly and he is huge! He’s behind an electric fence but he gets very close. Kat and the other care takers are amazing and have so much information about him and bears in general. We were lucky enough to do the private family tour in the morning and I’ll never forget it.
Written August 15, 2022
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Stefanie H
13 contributions
Jul 2022
You have amazing views from the top, take your hiking equipment with you, it is not an easy path. But worth to do it.
Written July 27, 2022
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Katherine B
6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed our ride in the gondola to the top of the mountain. We spent time at the top enjoying the scenery and watching the mountain bikers start their downhill journey. HUGE shoutout to CHARLES. We left a backpack when we got off the gondola and when we returned Charles retrieved it for us even though he was leaving for the day. Great employee!
Written July 23, 2022
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Lorena J
2 contributions
Jul 2022
amazing vistas and views of the Columbia River and Mountain ranges. The lift staff were very polite and helpful
Written July 22, 2022
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lindagL6435BS
Calgary, Canada6 contributions
Jul 2022
After a day of sunshine & white water rafting the Kicking Horse river in +25C temps, I was very disappointed to discover there is no air conditioning in any of rooms in any of the three lodges. This missing amenity was never disclosed or mentioned at the time of booking or at check-in. Our room was a top floor loft unit facing west and upon entering it, the room temperature was near +30, with the loft even higher. When I called the front desk to inquire about the AC, I was told this is a winter resort so there isn't any AC. It was also suggested we open the window and the door to the balcony when the sun set at approx. 10PM. Having eaten outside at the resort early, we had experienced swarms of mosquitos and little black flies, none of which we wanted in our room. Our only reprieves were 2 floor fans and 2 small ceiling fans. Needless to say, none of us had more than a few hours sleep. Interesting note; the lobby and hallways are air conditioned. The high rate charged for this room should have provided us with very comfortable accommodations and a good night's sleep. Extremely disappointed and we will not return.
Written July 18, 2022
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Lori C
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
Did this climb today with my daughter and girlfriend with guides Moa and Evelyn who were rockstars !! Best climb I have done, would recommend it to anyone ! Thank you ladies for making this a great day.
Written July 17, 2022
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Jason R
Issaquah, WA26 contributions
Feb 2022
This place has so much potential but needs to fix some issues.

1. The lift layout here is insanely inadequate. I kind of knew this before arriving but was still surprised in person at how bad it is. There are 4 lifts total but 2 of those are for beginners. So there are really 2 lifts. However one of those, the Stairway to Heaven chair, isn't worth lapping because it only covers a short diagonal fall line on easy-ish terrain. So that leaves one lappable lift, which is the gondola. However, the lineup for this lift is around 30 minutes for most of the day because it's essentially the only one. In addition to all this, the hike-to terrain is extensive but soooo far away and lots of uphill. Maybe if I had a season pass I would spend the hours it would take to get in and out of these other bowls, but with only a single day I kept skiing the same quickly accessible lines to maximize my ticket value. This kind of defeats the reputation as an expert's paradise b/c you don't have time to get to most of it.

2. There's no cafeteria dining, only restaurants? I've never seen this before. When I'm skiing sometimes I just want to dry off and rest in the corner with a Red Bull and not be bothered with the formality of a menu and waiter. It was so inconvenient.

3. I went to the Black Diamond Cafe at the base. This place had great food and service, but is so small for the number of people at the resort that you couldn't get a table! You're standing there with food in your hands and a bunch of groups are sitting at tables talking not eating or drinking anything just hanging out, and you can just keep waiting forever while they relax. Really selfish. I ended up having to eat outside cold and wet at a picnic table.

4. The Covid-19 policies here are strictly enforced, which was interesting because only an hour away at Lake Louise it's much more relaxed. You can immediately see that policies are decided more by local politics than science. To pick up the ticket I had already paid for I had to show my Passport, vaccination card, and ArriveCAN app receipt. This is a lot to carry around at a place that doesn't allow backpacks to be worn on lifts.
Written February 23, 2022
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