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Ski Experience - Kicking Horse Mountain

Over 275 inches of champagne powder fall at the summit of Kicking Horse Mountain each year, and Skiing Magazine has named Kicking Horse #1 in North America for powder.

Ski Levels

The summit is an impressive 8,000+ feet high and the lowest elevation is over 4,200 feet high. Kicking Horse is an excellent location for a family ski vacation or for anyone who seeks an incredible ski adventure. It's a unique place because of the grizzly bear sanctuary in the center of the area. The acreage for the grizzly bears is off limits for visitors but it’s still an interesting facet of the resort. The ski area is clearly marked and intended to keep visitors safe because there are many avalanches and it's very risky to go beyond those borders. Kicking Horse is true backcountry, high mountain alpine skiing.

Après Ski

For dining at kicking horse there are a few restaurants on the mountain including a beautiful spot at the summit and there is a larger variety of small restaurants and different fare in Golden, which is only a few minutes away. Guests can indulge in a variety of restaurants ranging from restaurants that require advance reservations or casual, quick fare. Shopping ranges from expensive designer boutiques to everyday stores, these can be found both at the mountain and in Golden.

The area is big fun for families who enjoy snow sports because there's so much to do besides just alpine skiing. Visitors can enjoy snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice climbing a large ice tower and more. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants with bars for après ski and nightlife in Golden. Local beers and wines as well as many different spirits are available with occasional wine festivals and tastings in the surrounding area. In fact, the region is renowned for its wine and tastings can be arranged. 

The beautiful scenery and the dry, feathery powder are ideal for an exciting combination that makes Kicking Horse Mountain a great place for a ski vacation. While it's not as well known or as large as some other areas, the location and atmosphere give it a very rustic and backcountry atmosphere, guests will feel as though they have been transported into the deep wilderness. It’s a wonderful place to reconnect with nature while enjoying some world-class skiing and riding.