Kicking Horse Ski Holidays

Canada Holidays

Expert Opinion Our Expert
Andy Knights

"'The Horse' is a must for the die-hard skiers & boarders, with an incredible vertical drop of 1250 meters and terrain that will test you to the limit. To get the most out of it spend a day with a Big Mountain Centre guide."

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 4/10
  • Intermediates: 7/10
  • Advanced: 10/10
  • Families: 4/10
  • Nightlife: 6/10
  • Village Charm: 6/10
  • Affordability: 8/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 4/10
  • Sustainability: 4/10

Season: December - April

Nearest Airport: Calgary

Transfer Time: 3 hours

Transport: Transfer or Car Hire

Elevation: 8,033 ft

Vertical Drop: 4,133 ft

Avg Snowfall: 25 ft

Ski Area: 2,850 acres

Ski Lifts: 5

Runs: 128

Grade: 60% advanced
20% intermediates
20% beginners

Why Kicking Horse?

Kicking Horse, has developed into one of British Columbia’s most unique ski resorts.  Renowned for its formidable terrain, with a vertical drop of over 4,000 ft and 2,850 acres of terrain, it will test the most seasoned skier, yet offer a rounded ski experience for intermediate skiers. With an average snowfall of over 23ft, you are ensured powder stashes within the 4 alpine bowls, with creamy cruisers taking you back to the Golden Eagle Express.

This is Big Mountain skiing at its best and the resort is set to become even better in the future -  the newly approved Master Plan which spans a 40-year period calls for a world class, destination mountain resort with an expanded controlled recreation area, 20,000 bed units, an 18-hole signature golf course, a multi-use trail system with 11 proposed lifts and 4,188 acres of skiable terrain.

The most recent phase is ready and the 4th Alpine bowl 'SuperBowl' opened during the 2010/11 season - this added over 1000ft of new vertical and 15 more inbound chutes. The terrain is rated as advanced and expert and access is via a new ski traverse trail.

Accommodation on-mountain is superbly convenient, just steps away from the lift. Kicking Horse offers 5 restaurants, including Eagle’s Eye Restaurant – Canada’s most elevated dining experience.  There are more accommodation, dining and après ski options found in Golden, an authentic mining town, located 12km’s from the resort.

Shuttles - There are shuttles running from Calgary Airport and Banff/Lake Louise to Kicking Horse - please ask for details. There is also a shuttle between hotels in Golden and the ski hill.

Big Mountain Centre - Discover the best kept secrets of Kicking Horse. Your guide will get you to the front of the lift lines, ski you hard and focus on your technique from £250 for up to 6 people.

Revelstoke - Combine Kicking Horse with Revelstoke on our Powder Safari for some of the best skiing Canada has to offer!

Ski Safaris Combine Kicking Horse with other ski resorts

Heli-skiing With Purcell based out of Golden - 3 run package from £565 pp

Northern Lights Experience this natural phenomenon with a stopover in Yukon, Canada

Camps & courses Progress to the next level with Kicking Horse's Big Mountain Centre.