Kicking Horse Resort Guide

The Kicking Horse resort summary is: Kicking Horse has 5 lifts within its 1410 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1315m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 120 trail at Kicking Horse.


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Kicking Horse Resort Guide

The Kicking Horse resort summary is: Kicking Horse has 5 lifts within its 1410 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1315m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 120 trail at Kicking Horse.

Vertical:

Top: 2505m
Arrow
1315m
Bot: 1190m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediates/
Advanced

Trails:

120
20%
20%
60%

Hectares of Ski:

1410
Snowmaking: Yes

Kicking Horse Lifts:

  • drag lift icon1
  • ski lift icon3
  • cablecar icon1
Total lifts = 5
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Visiting Kicking Horse

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Kicking Horse.

  • Season opens
    9 Dec 2022
  • Season closes
    16 Apr 2023
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    8 | 2
  • Nearest Airport
    Calgary
  • Nearest Train Station
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +1-866-SKI-KICK

Kicking Horse Features

The terrain at Kicking Horse includes::

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
    0
  • X-Country
    25.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Kicking Horse resort?

Formerly a heli-ski operation, resort construction began in fall of 1999 and Kicking Horse opened its doors on December 8th, 2000. 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!


Explore Kicking Horse Location Map

Interactive Kicking Horse trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.

Kicking Horse Live Weather

ResortSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top Lift: 1.2m
-14
20
part cloud
Middle Lift: 
-11
10
part cloud
Bottom Lift: 0.8m
-10
5
part cloud

When's the snowiest month to visit Kicking Horse?

NovemberAverage: 5.0 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Kicking Horse is week 3 of November. There are typically 5.0 snowy days during this week with 34cm of snowfall. Check out the Kicking Horse Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Kicking Horse

Overall: 3.6 Based on 74 votes and 66 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.3
  • Variety of pistes 4.5
  • Off-piste 4.6
  • Scenery 4.5
  • Apres-Ski 3.4
  • Vote

Dave from Canada writes:

Unfortunately, there is just not enough snow this season. The cat tracks off the chair is in pretty rough shape. The “Starway to Heaven” is beside the Cat Track from Hell.

My gut is that this hill would be brilliant on a big snow year for stronger skiers. It does not seem like a good hill for people beyond the bunny hill but looking for blue groomers.

I don’t think this season is going to play out well. They need some big dumps.

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