RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Kicking Horse - Golden
The ski resort Kicking Horse – Golden is located in the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District (Canada, British Columbia, Kootenay Rockies). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 100 km of slopes available. 4 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,190 and 2,450 m.
Recently named Best Panoramic Views, Warren Miller’s Best Ski Destination and Number 1 in Powder and Best Snow in North America– Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has impressed the world by leaps and bounds since opening in 2000 (the only resort to open in the Rockies in 25 years). The winter season at Kicking Horse offers an integrated mountain resort experience with some of the most progressive in-bounds skiing in North America. The mountain consists of 1,260 meters (4,133 feet) of vertical; including 128 runs, 4 alpine bowls and 85 inbound chutes, spread over 2,825 acres of skiable terrain. Beginners who learn at Kicking Horse return again and again to experience the unparalleled conditions. Experienced skiers and snowboarders claim their bragging rights on this mountain due to the first-class snowfall and world renowned terrain. The winter season is complete with a tubing park, skating rink, and numerous restaurants, retailers and activities. Stay at one of the ski-in-ski-out on-mountain accommodations for the full Kicking Horse experience.
Kicking Horse – Golden
America, Canada, British Columbia
Season: December – April
Ski pass price: 67 €
User rating :
| MOUANTAIN TOP
| MOUANTAIN LOW
| T-BAR LIFT ETC.
| CHAIRLIFT ETC.
| GONDOLA ETC.
| NIGHT SKIING
| SNOW CANNONS
CURRENT SNOW REPORT
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH UPPER
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH LOWER
| LIFTS OPEN
| LAST SNOWFALL
Mon 10 Dec (1cm)
| CURRENT FRESH SNOW
| NEXT 9 DAYS
Snow history for Kicking Horse - Golden
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Kicking Horse – Golden?
Look at the statistics and graph of historical snow depths for the ski resort.
For the last 5 years, week 11 has been the most insecure with 208 cm snow depth on average in Kicking Horse – Golden.
The measurement is made as an average of the snow depth at the highest and lowest point of the mountain.
Best tips for Kicking Horse - Golden
Kicking Horse was developed from a small local hill in 2000, when a long gondola was built accessing two high, powder-filled bowls – previously heli-skiing country. There were great ambitions to turn it into a major resort. But of course things have moved much more slowly than planned. In 2011 KH was sold to Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, owner of Fernie, Kimberley and other resorts, but there is no sign of any great transformation. The lift system and the ‘village’ at the base remain very limited. But the place is worth incorporating in a tour, or visiting for a day from Banff or Lake Louise. Eight miles from the logging/railway town of Golden, Kicking Horse is still embryonic – it has only two main lifts and a tiny base village. Daily Powder Express buses run from Banff and Lake Louise, at reasonable cost, and it makes a great day trip.
- Great terrain for experts and some for adventurous intermediates
- Big vertical served by a gondola
- Splendid mountaintop restaurant