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 Consultant - 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 Consultant - 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 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.

Offers

See our Kicking Horse offers for some excellent savings and superb package prices.

Giving you the best available prices, the offers below are based on our lowest cost departure dates. We can save you money on many other dates and properties but we can't show every single offer here - for more options, please call us on 01273 224060 or request a quotation.

Reviews

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If you’ve recently returned from this resort, we’d love to hear from you.

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23/03/2016 Gertraud Pincombe

Fabulous place. Not crowded at all, great versatile skiing, some very steep slopes but also nice gentle bowls. Spectacular views and good snow. Lots of young extreme skiers. Not for people seeking apres ski, although there is a bar and cafe at the bottom of the lift, but after 7 p.m. its dead quiet and there are only 2 restaurants, unless you want to drive down 20 minutes to Golden. But charming and wonderful.

21/03/2016 Phil Dennis

Two resort trip - Kicking Horse/Revelstoke. Excellent ski areas with plenty of vertical challenge & off-piste.

07/03/2016 Mandy Parke

What a fun adventurous ski resort! The skiing is located around the major ridges so there are 85 chutes, open bowls and some areas accessible only by hiking. Full of black and double black diamond runs, this is best suited to competent skiers and boarders who will love exploring the area. We also completed the resort's Avalanche Safety Training which was a really insightful if scary course led by professional, fun instructors from piste patrol. Downsides are that you can find yourself having to go all the way back to resort for some runs which on lighter snow days, is a bit dull. Eating options are really limited in resort. There are a few notable restaurants in Golden - when we return, we will definitely go for self catering

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

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