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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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Kicking up powder at Kicking Horse

It was the dump of the year. Yes, we were only 24 days into 2015 but it had been a skimpy snow start to the ski season. So when snow reports called for 19 centimetres overnight at Kicking Horse, we went to bed early to hit the road at 6 a.m.

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48 Golden hours in this cool mountain town

Here are a few ideas for a 48-hour winter wonderland getaway in one of our favourite mountain towns, just about 250 kilometres from Calgary.

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Battling for the POW

Kicking Horse plays host to the Helly Hansen Annual Big Mountain Battle at the Horse – an event that lets you discover even more of that spectacular terrain on a snowboarding or skiing scavenger hunt.

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A Sledders’ paradise

So you're looking for fresh snow to ski and ride. Then why not slip a sled under your butt and take a sweet ride into the backcountry near Golden, B.C?

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Into the Golden backcountry

GOLDEN, BC – We all know the value of what a resort – the incredible lift access, stellar skiing, and epic Kodak moments. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, found in Golden, British Columbia, is chocked full of incredible lines and eye-popping scenery. But there are days when I'm left looking for more.

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For the love of nordic

GOLDEN, BC – When I took the job with SnowSeekers I looked forward to downhill skiing, and everything else fell by the wayside. Now, a year and a half later, it's the days that allow me off-hill excursions that really get me excited. The developing winter passion in my life is nordic skiing, so I was extremely happy to meet with Wayne Manzer of the Golden Nordic Ski Club.

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort offers stellar fall lines

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort deserves respect as a stellar spot to shred some serious gnar. If you're not careful, 'The Horse' will buck you off any of its three ridge lines: CPR, Terminator, and Redemption.

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Embracing the unknown — one man’s journey from the Kootenays to South America

Greg Snell, former Adventure Tourism Business Operations student at the College of the Rockies, Golden Campus, tells his story of how the program changed his life.

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Campus life at the College of the Rockies

GOLDEN, BC — Sometimes, it’s necessary to just close your eyes and let your worries and stresses dissipate. Filter through the swirling thoughts of assignments, exams, mid terms, finals, projects, papers, teachers, business plans, and hours of endless powerpoint presentations. Let yourself disappear into your surroundings. Filter in the smells, the feelings, the sounds and the natural beauty all around. Mother Nature and all she encompasses. This is our classroom.

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A day in the life of an Adventure Tourism student

GOLDEN, BC – It is still dark out when I wake to the sounds of bodies moving around the lodge. I look out the window and see the sky slowly lighten in the east, the stars above still shining brightly. I put on my headlamp and some clothes and stumble downstairs, rubbing my eyes, the glow of the lanterns too much to bear. My body is stiff from the previous days of mountaineering, from my summit of Mt. Kettle. I’m not the only one feeling this way. 

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Kicking Horse lives up to its reputation

KICKING HORSE, BC — The anticipation was as thick as the powder we were all waiting for. It was 8:20 p.m. on a Saturday morning and Kicking Horse Resort was just about ready to crack its season wide open.

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Increasing your vertical at Kicking Horse Resort

GOLDEN, BC — In addition to a ski hill bursting at the seams with adventure, anyone visiting Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, will find a wealth of off slope activities to enjoy.

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VIDEO: The Snow Show — Kicking Horse episode

Doc Pow ventures into the backcountry of Golden, British Columbia, gets in some killer turns at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, then heads into town to check out some of Golden's signature spots.

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Golden SnowSeekers Telus TV

Have you ever wanted to experience something truly special? Something that will give you perma grin for weeks? – well then you need to dive into these quick videos of Golden BC.

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Golden is great for horsing around

Avid snow seekers tend to have the blinders on when it comes to other things to do in winter. Chasing the pow is all we do. But. Yes, there is a but. But sometimes we need to poke our heads out from under the drift and see what else there is to do near our favourite double black.

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