Kicking Horse

Getting There

Finding Kicking Horse isn’t hard if you know where to look. The resort is just 1.5 hours west of Banff (145 kilometers) and 2.5 hours west of Calgary (270 kilometers) on the Trans-Canada highway. Organising your travel is easy as Kicking Horse has partnered with Brewster Travel Canada to provide daily transfers from the Calgary international Airport and daily 'ski and ride' services from Banff. We’re also RV-friendly: park overnight for free!

Check out Jeff Bartlett's photo blog of an epic powder day at Kicking Horse and get excited!

Shuttle Buses

  • Brewster Banff Airport Express brings you from the Calgary International Airport to Kicking Horse or allows you to stay the night in Banff before hitting the slopes.

  • Powder Express daily transfers from Banff, and Lake Louise throughout the season make getting here comfortable and stress-free.

  • The Kicking Horse Snow Shuttle will transfer you between Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and multiple locations in Golden throughout the winter.


Get customized driving directions to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Golden BC as well as up to date road conditions in British Columbia and Alberta. Or book your Avis or Budget rental car by calling 1.866.SKI.KICK (754-5425)

Mountain Stats

Season Length: early December - early April

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

  • 8-passenger Gondola cabin (Golden Eagle Express) *winter and summer

  • 4-passenger fixed grip chairlift (Catamount) *winter and summer

  • Fixed grip quad (Stairway to Heaven)

  • 2-passenger fixed grip chairlift (Pioneer)

  • 2 Surface lifts (Pony Express, Jellybean)

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

Inbound Chutes: 85+

Longest Run: 10 km/6 miles (Run #10 “It’s a Ten”)

Terrain Difficulty:

  • Beginner – 20%

  • Intermediate-20%

  • Advanced – 45%

  • Expert – 15%

Alpine Skiing/Snowboarding?  Yes

Groomed Nordic Skiing Trails?  Yes

On hill child care? Yes

On hill accommodations?  Yes

On hill village?  Yes

Trail Map

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