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 Supervisor - 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 Supervisor - 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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24/04/2017 Duncan Smith

Great skiing. Limited night life.

17/03/2017 Liz Moor

Excellent powder skiing with a grizzly bear reserve in the middle of the resort - very exciting even though he was in hibernation!

09/03/2017 eric galloway

Resort base is small but the hill has excellent terrain for beginners, late intermediates and experts.

Holiday ideas

News

Whistler 27 November 2016  © Nick Thomas Photography

Powder Alert as North America Opens

9th December 2016 - Craig Charley

The past two weeks has seen huge snowfalls across our North American resorts, and many of them have plenty more in the forecast over the weekend. Up to a metre could be falling over the Rockies and the Pacific Northwest, setting up for a deep Christmas. Read on for an update on conditions across...

Experts Only - Black Run Friday

Black Run Friday

25th November 2016 - Craig Charley

Take a break from the 'Black Friday' sales, make a cup of tea and enjoy 'Black Run Friday' instead, where our team reveal their favourite and most memorable steep and deep adventures. If you'd like to experience any of these runs for yourself, call us on 01273 224060 or request a quotation online...