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Terrain Parks - Kicking Horse Mountain, BC

Riders Guide

The vertical drop of over 4,000 feet at Kicking Horse Mountain makes it an exciting place for expert skiers and first-timers alike and provides the second highest vertical drop in Canada. The bottom of the mountain comes in at almost 4,000 feet, so it's a true high-mountain, backwoods ski adventure. There are more than 2,700 acres of skiable terrain with 97 runs ranging from novice to expert. 20% of the runs are designed for absolute beginners and those areas are clearly marked as beginner ski areas. 20% are for intermediate skiers, which is a much smaller percentage than is found at most resorts. 45% of the trails are reserved for advanced and expert skiers. 15% are double diamond expert runs. Kicking Horse Mountain boasts plenty of steep chutes through feathery dry champagne powder.

Parks & Pipes

Snowboarding is extremely popular at Kicking Horse, and riders can enjoy a wide variety of terrain, whether it’s small features for learning on or bigger ramps, rails and jumps for those riders and freestyle skiers looking for a real challenge. The terrain park is constantly evolving and growing in order to better the park riding experience for Kicking Horse’s many guests.

Out of Bounds

Whether guests go to Golden to enjoy quaint shopping and dining or desire a unique snow sport experience, Kicking Horse is the place. There's a fantastic ski and snowboard school on the mountain as well as a special camp for kids. Riding in the gondola is a unique experience for many people and dining at the Summit restaurant, which is the highest restaurant in Canada, is a very special vacation experience. Guests to the area also enjoy other sports like ice climbing and dog sledding as well as snowshoeing or an extreme heli-skiing adventure. There are over 25 km of groomed cross-country ski trails and a 4 km snowshoe trail available on the mountain.

Hangout & Hookup

The restaurant at the Summit is a popular place to meet up après ski as it houses a bar and lounge. There are pubs and restaurants in Golden, which is only a few minutes away from the mountain and some of the establishments feature live entertainment on the weekends and during the week.

The Deal

Coming from Calgary simply follow Trans Canada Highway 1 going west for about 2.5 hours until you reach Golden. The resort overlooks the town and is only a few minutes away. From Vancouver follow the highway east until you reach Hope. From the there, the Coquihalla Highway takes you to Kamloops where it then turns into Highway 1 follow that east until Golden. From Golden, signs in the area inform skiers and snowboarders how to get to Kicking Horse Mountain in British Columbia.