Kicking Horse is known as the “Champagne Powder Capital of Canada”. Each year at Kicking Horse they are lucky enough to receive on average more than 7 meters (23 feet) of some of the lightest, driest and deepest powder snow on the planet.
The majestic mountains that surround Kicking Horse, and the phenomenal snow pack, are the reasons why the area has such historic mountain culture. It’s also why the resort is surrounded by the highest concentration of beautiful back-country lodges, off piste skiing, and mechanized ski operations (both cat and heli) in all of Canada.
Accommodation at Kicking Horse is only steps away from the gondola, guests will have the convince of stepping from their front doors right into snow heaven.
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Kicking Horse is perfect for advanced riders looking to perfect their skills or those looking for more challenging terrain, with 60% of their 3,400 skiable acres marked as advanced terrain.
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The resort of Kicking Horse is fairly small, so to get around you can just walk or ski about.
Most international visitors fly into Calgary and either drive to the resort or catch a shuttle bus. The shuttles are available from the city and airport of Calgary & travel time approx. 2.5-3hrs.
There is so much to do in Kicking Horse. When you are there why not try heli-skiing, white water rafting, tubing, or roast marshmallows among good company at the fire pit, or enjoy a fascinating trip to the Wolf Centre. There is also a skating rink, local bars and great restaurants within the resort.
Kicking Horse is pretty chill when it comes to après, but The Riverhouse Tavern or The Golden Taps have generally good vibes.
Kicking Horse is home to one of the highest and best dining experiences in Canada at Eagle’s Eye Restaurant located at 7,700 feet on top of the mountain. Envision dining above the clouds. For pub-style dining try Kicking Horse Saloon or The Peaks Grill. For gourmet style meals Whitetooth Bistro for steaks and Corks Restaurant.