Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is located in the Purcell Mountain range, 14 kilometres outside of Golden. With the fourth highest vertical drop in North America, it is just six feet shorter than Jackson Hole, which is the highest. “It has a great reputation for being hard core and many an expert has been humbled here due to the many gnarly double black diamond chutes and bowls.” — Powerhounds

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort base

Annual snowfall at the resort ranges from 254 cm (100 in) at the bottom of the mountain to 700 cm (275 in) at the summit. It’s light and dry and dubbed ‘champagne powder.’ If you’re a skier, a boarder or a Telemarker, here are just some of the reasons why you should put Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on your to-visit list this ski season. You’ll be glad that you did.

  • Vertical drop of 1,260 m (4,133 ft)
  • More than 1,133 hectares (2,800 acres) of total skiable, lift-serviced terrain
  • Total runs 137 including inbound chutes
  • 20% beginner
  • 20% intermediate
  • 45% advanced (black runs)
  • 15% expert (double-black diamond runs)
  • Golden Express is a high-speed gondola
  • Stairway to Heaven is a 4-person fixed grip
  • Catamount is a 4-person fixed grip
  • Pioneer is a 2-person fixed grip
  • Pony Express is a surface lift
  • Exceptional easily accessed out-of-bounds and backcountry skiing to the north and the south of the resort

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort skiers

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