Kicking Horse

1500 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden , BC (Driving Directions to Kicking Horse)
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Last Updated: 10/24/2014 3:23 AM

Kicking Horse Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 24 Beginner
  • 24 Intermediate
  • 54 Advanced
  • 18 Expert
Kicking Horse is one of the hidden gems of interior British Columbia in the Canadian Rockies.

Boasting the longest vertical drop in the Canadian Rockies, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has 4,133 feet (1,260 meters), and something for everyone. Often compared to Jackson Hole, Kicking Horse has some massive terrain, but is also a wonderful place to learn to ski or ... hone your blue-square skills.

A great destination for adrenaline junkies and families alike, Kicking Horse should definitely be on your list of resorts to visit this year.

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Kicking Horse Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Kicking Horse Operations

Status

Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 5

Weekday Hours

--

Trails Open/Total

0 of 120

Weekend Hours

--

Kicking Horse Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

3,900 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

4,133 ft

Avg Base Depth

0"

Peak Elevation

8,033 ft

Kicking Horse Ski Pictures and Photos

Kicking Horse Logo
Kicking Horse Logo
Kicking Horse Trail Map
Kicking Horse Trail Map
Kicking Horse 1 Day Lift Tickets, January 13, 2012
Kicking Horse 1 Day Lift Tickets, January 13, 2012
Kicking Horse 1 Day Lift Tickets, January 13, 2012
Kicking Horse 1 Day Lift Tickets, January 13, 2012
Kicking Horse 1 Day Lift Tickets, January 13, 2012
Kicking Horse 2 of 3 Day Lift Tickets, January 13, 2012

Kicking Horse Reviews & Tips (9)

Awesome place. Loved our visit to Kicking horse. We were sad that our trip was only for one day. Really (and I mean REALLY) dislike the way RCR puts numbers on their trail maps yet the labels on the actual runs are names - makes it extremely difficult to navigate unless you're constantly doing the number to name conversion. Suggestion to all resorts in the area - stay open later when you have the daylight. Four pm is too early to close.
Kicking Horse review written Apr 03 2014 - 08:28 PM
 
Julie Advanced Skier
Huge mountain, no lift lines, great advanced and expert skiing, long runs. Beautiful restaurant on top with a stunning view.
Kicking Horse review written Mar 27 2014 - 10:27 PM
 
Steve Rolfe Advanced Skier
I'm an advanced skier, but certainly no expert. KHMR is a challenging, fun, with very short lift lines. i.e. you can pile up the vertical in a blink. Not well suited for beginners, but all others will love it. Deep powder bowls and long nicely pitched groomed runs for diversity. Can’t wait to get back.
Kicking Horse review written Mar 26 2014 - 05:50 PM
 
Gene Advanced Skier
All hype but fails to deliver. I am not sure how people actually LIKE this mountain. Sure the upper bowls are great but KHMR has to have one of the worst lift systems in North America to access this terrain. Many of these runs are 1000' tops and because of their poor lift system (or lack of lifts in general), you are generally required to ski the remaining 3000' feet--which is less impressive--to the bottom of the gondola. There is one fixed-grip quad at the top of the mountain but it only accesses a small amount of terrain without having to ski back down to the base of the mountain. Agreed, this mountain would be EPIC with some lift improvements. It's a shame they charge what they do for a day ticket too because they surely don't offer the services, lifts, etc. to warrant the amount they charge per day. Until some major improvements are made at this resort, I am going elsewhere.
Kicking Horse review written Mar 10 2014 - 03:39 PM
 
Jeff Advanced Skier
Best lift serviced steeps I've ever skied. This place is the real deal. Have skied there a few times and the snow is always better than that resort 180 km to the west. Maybe not as much snow but drier and softer. That said you will hit rocks in most of the chutes, but hey their tools not jewels! Go check it out.
Kicking Horse review written Feb 23 2014 - 08:47 PM
 
Gordo Advanced Skier
Kicking Horse ; Unbeleivable experience ! Great mountain. The bowls are very impressives !. It is probably the best snow conditions in the area. The lifts are good. Considere to have a guide for one day during your trip. It is the best way to discover the secrets of that mountain.
Kicking Horse review written Feb 07 2014 - 08:42 AM
 
Michel Dube Advanced Skier
Kicking Horse is the real deal- straight to the top and traverse over for tons of chutes, and steep steep steep. There's a couple greens and blues from the top, and way more lower mountain if you aren't an intermediate or above. But make sure to at least go up to the restaurant at the top! The feel is cool and everything is new as it's a newer resort.
Kicking Horse review written Jan 08 2014 - 04:57 PM
 
Jarred Advanced Skier
Kicking Horse is a real skiers mountain - plenty of terrain for everyone and the scenery is fantastic! - you will not be board! Don't forget to try the night tubing - a total blast!
Kicking Horse review written Mar 03 2009 - 06:04 AM
 
Byron Morris Intermediate Skier
Kicking horse is opening December 12th!!
Kicking Horse review written Dec 09 2008 - 03:02 PM
 
Ron Advanced Skier

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