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Kicking Horse Ski Resort Guide

  • Weather Forecast for Kicking Horse at  m altitude issued: 10 am30 Nov 2015 (local time)  
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Kicking Horse Ski Resort Guide

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Kicking Horse Ski Resort Guide

Into Feuz Bowl, Kicking Horse photo

Kicking Horse

Photo credit: Snow Fish

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Kicking Horse

Photo credit: Snow Fish

Powder days with Adrenalin Descents, Kicking Horse photo

Kicking Horse

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happy, safe Adrenalin Descents, Kicking Horse photo

Kicking Horse

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Slope Stats

  • 2448m

  • 1260m

  • 1188m

  • Acres of ski:2800
  • Pistes:128
  • Snowmaking:Yes
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:2
  • X-Country:25 km
  • beginner20%
  • intermediate20%
  • advanced60%

Formerly a heli-ski operation, resort construction began in fall of 1999 and Kicking Horse opened its doors on December 8th, 2000. Build-out should be reached in 2010. Kicking Horse is the first entirely new resort to be built in Canada in the last 25 years. An 8-passenger state-of-the-art gondola, the Golden Eagle Express, takes skiers from the village to the top of the mountain and a mountain top restaurant called the Eagle's Eye. A lodge is located in the Gondola Plaza providing ski-in-ski-out accommodations for visitors. The skiing at Kicking Horse is, as they say, awesome. Townhouses are available on the mountain. B&Bs, cabins, chalets, hotels, lodges, and motels available nearby. But, it is in the middle of nowhere so don't expect to be in a big town with shops and clubs!


  • Nearest Airport:Calgary
  • Nearest Train Station:-
  • Tourist Office Phone:+1-866-SKI-KICK
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  • Season opens:28 Nov 2015
  • Season closes:10 Apr 2016
  • Lifts:5 (1 gondola, 3 chair lifts, 1 surface lift)
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Information supplied 22 Jan 2014

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  • Issued:30 Nov
  • Last Snowfall:24 November 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:Excellent
  • Off-piste:Packed

Today’s Weather (1818 m)view full snow forecast

5 SSE5
3 °CF-Level
10 SSW10
3 °CF-Level
10 SW10
-2 °CF-Level

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Visitor Reviews of Kicking Horse

Chris from Canada writes:

As a beginner to skiing and snowboarding this year, Kicking Horse was very challenging for me; in the best possible way. If you are willing to push yourself and commit to the challenge, the terrain offered here allows you to improve your skills and confidence to exceptional levels quickly.

The level of talent in the people skiing/boarding here is exceptional. And from when I have been hearing, they are not disappointed with the terrain. A full run to the bottom and the hike to T2 is worth every step. I feel like this is the kind of mountain that could mislead you if you only came up for a weekend, there is so much area to explore and the next dump of snow will arrive at some point, and when it does it will blow your mind.

A better lift system to access this terrain would be great, but I also think it would open the door to people who might over-estimate their ability; the hike makes you think twice! Something from the mid-mountain would have been great this year, especially, though.

As for the night life, there are a few options. If you are the type of person that makes your own party, you can have an absolute blast on the mountain. Locals are fantastic, laid back, friendly and really helpful.

As I said, I'm a beginner and I don't have a lot of experience elsewhere. I do know that despite the unfortunate snow conditions this year, lift system and "lack of night life" (as some have put it) I have had a fantastic season and I think I'll have a hard time finding another resort that will compare.

Next year, Whitewall.

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