Kicking Horse Ski Holidays

'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 really get the most from Kicking Horse I’d definitely recommend spending a day with a Big Mountain Centre guide.
Andy Knights
Sales Manager - North America
'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 really get the most from Kicking Horse I’d definitely recommend spending a day with a Big Mountain Centre guide.
Andy Knights
Sales Manager - North America

Summary

2
Beginner
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Intermediate
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Advanced

With perfect powder, heaps of vertical and lots of black diamond runs, this is big mountain skiing at its best.

Ski holidays in Kicking Horse put even the most seasoned skiers in our office to the test. With more black and double black diamond runs than any other grades, advanced skiers come here for the inbound chutes, ridges and bowls. Kicking Horse is also famous for its light powder and fantastic former heli-ski-only terrain - we’d definitely recommend a guide.

Intermediates can take it easier on the cruisers, and beginners have gentle terrain near the mountain base. To get even more from the area it’s best to hire a car, as both Revelstoke and Lake Louise are within easy driving distance. And to combine several ski resorts in one trip, take a look at our Powder Ski Safari.

Kicking Horse has a small village base with slope-side restaurants but, for the best on-mountain dining experience, the panoramic Eagle’s Eye Restaurant at the summit is absolutely stunning. For more eateries and après options, it’s a few miles’ drive to the authentic mining town of Golden.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Kicking Horse Resort Guide

Make the most of your Kicking Horse ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
December to 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

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

Each accommodation option in Kicking Horse has its merits: the slope-side condos give the easiest piste access, whereas downtown Golden is the best value. Alternatively, you could position yourself between Kicking Horse and Lake Louise to divide your ski days between the two.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Kicking Horse accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
The Copper Horse Lodge is located on mountain at Kicking Horse resort, a 2 minute walk from the lifts but you can ski back to the property.

Reviews

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28/03/2018 Peter Allen

Good choice of runs to suit all abilities. Return to base every time to access other areas could be a problem at peak times but we managed to avoid that problem. Limited eateries so always busy but adequate for most skiers needs.

06/03/2018 LAURA BLACKWOOD

We were very lucky with the snow, but the skiing/boarding was awesome and our condo in Glacier was very well appointed, big and comfortable (we got a free upgrade from a hotel room). Peaks bar food excellent, good cocktails. The village store for groceries has closed down: load up in Invermere. Hired some skis for the powder, shop very helpful and excellent value.

06/03/2018 George Luff

We had one day in Kicking Horse from our base in Panorama. Kicking Horse is challenging with great steep snow bowls and some good bump runs and some tree skiing (but not as good as Panorama for that). It is obviously a mecca for the off-piste buffs and we were lucky to have good snow. It might be a bit tricky for intermediate skiers though we did have good runs on the lower slopes. It was busier than Panorama but the queues were trivial comparted to a busy week in Europe. Again, we were able to have whole runs to ourselves, on bumps, through trees and on pisted slopes.

Holiday ideas

News

Kicking Horse Dec 2017 © Jesse Oatway

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