Kicking Horse

Golden is surrounded by the highest concentration of heli and cat ski operations in N. America and home to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Historically known for the steep and deep chutes and bowls, Kicking Horse also has great terrain for intermediates, beginners and families.

Not just a ski town, Golden is a real mountain town, full of real mountain people. Want to know the secret powder stashes, the best snowmobiling terrain, or best restaurant of the many in town? Just ask one of the friendly locals in the gondi and you may end up with not just locals insider info, but a ski buddy for life.

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Snow Fall for Kicking Horse

24 hours
6 cm
48 hours
21 cm
Last 7 days
27 cm
Year to Date
475 cm
Base Packed
153 cm

Conditions last updated on January 19 at 6 am

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Then and now: Kicking Horse

Imagine getting kicked by your horse so hard that your travel companions assumed you were dead? Only when they were about to toss the dirt on your grave did you come to your senses. That’s what the legends say happened to James Hector in 1858 as the Scottish doctor/geologist travelled the uncharted waterways of western Canada in search of a route for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

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Via Ferrata Adventure – Week 1 and 2

First views of the Via Ferrata while we anxiously await the installation of Golden’s newest and highest attraction!

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Powder hits Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Winter has landed again at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort — with over 32 cm in the past few days!

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That boom means it's a Powder Day at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

The absolute best alarm clock is the unmistakable sound of explosives echoing off the Purcell Mountains that surround Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. The sound signifies that not only will the lifts be open soon, but the snow will also be epic. Explosives are thrown whenever there is significant snowfall.

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Golden Kicking Horse Stats

Average Snowfall: Lower-mountain- 252 cm (8ft.), Mid-mountain 360 cm (12 ft.)
Average Temperature: Not recorded (approximate temperature of -8 C last season)

  • Base- 1,190 m (3,900 ft.)

  • Summit- 2,450 m (8,033 ft.)

Vertical Rise/Drop: 1,260 m (4,133 ft.)
Total Terrain: 2,800+ acres/ 1133 hectares
Number of Lifts: 6
Number of Trails: 120
Number of Alpine Bowls: 4 (Super Bowl, Bowl Over, Crystal Bowl and Feuz Bowl)
Number of Parks/Pipes: 1 Terrain Park
Longest Run: 10 km/6 miles (Run #10 “It’s a Ten”)
Inbound Chutes: 85+

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