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“Informative way to see boo the bear”

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Ranked #1 of 67 things to do in Golden
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Kendal, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
“Informative way to see boo the bear”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We visited the bear sanctuary and saw boo. Felt a bit too showy and touristy rather than conservation but I think and hope they were using boo to spread awareness .

Visited August 2013
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Oakville, Canada
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50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great views... but Boo who?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Spectacular panoramic views from the top of the world! We went to see Boo,the resident Grizzly, but boo-hoo for us, he wasn't feeling sociable, oh well, all told an excellent day. The kids loved the chair lift to the Grizzly Refuge, & the Gondola ride to the top for a yummy lunch at Eagle's Nest. We were all amazed by the view & enjoyed hiking on the summit & watching the mountain bikers race down the mountain.

Visited August 2013
Thank audrey p
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Golden, Canada
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95 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Best kept Ski Secret in the world.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

With it's amazing terrain, deep, snow and uncrowded slopes you will not be disappointed. Lift lines can get a little extended on some busy long weekends, just go and use the PIONEER chair until things calm down.The Eagle Eye Resturant at the top of the gondola is an absolute must do. The views are nearly as good as the food which is also excellent value for money. When it's busy don't bother with the day lodge, the food is not much to write home about and not good value. This could well be the next Jackson Hole / Whistler so get there soon before they all find out about it.
There are some amazing accommadations both on hill and off, as the ski hill is only 15 minutes from town, it's worth considering staying off hill if your not too concerned with ski in / ski out.
In the Summer, the Mountain Biking, Hiking, Sightseeing, and Grizzly Bear refuge are also must do's.
See you next season, can't wait !

Visited March 2013
Thank andy c
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“AMAZING up and coming resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

The resort location is basically brand new so the amenities are just getting established but the mountain experience itself is comparable if not better than most of the other mountain resorts in the area. If you want to go hiking, mountain biking, climbing or just sit at a mountain top and enjoy spectacular views, this is the place to be!
It is also the best wedding location we have experienced yet. Everyone was raving about the stunning backdrop and lucky for us we had very warm weather as well.
Condos and homes are all getting set up in this resort and the estate style homes are incredible and the condos are great value. Come experience this resort before it becomes the next Whistler and costs so much more

Visited August 2013
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Golden, British Columbia, Canada
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

I am a addicted to kicking horse this is not the best place to get a lot of snow but the terrain is the best in the province. Whistler is crowded and revelstoke is a family resort compare to khmr you want to be a skilled skier or boarder. Dont book a hotel at the ski hill. There is nothing to do at the resort after 3:30h p.m. There is good places in golden when there will be more nightlife.

Visited December 2012
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