Kicking Horse


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    Uncrowded resort with excellent 'big mountain' terrain for intermediate & advanced skiers/ boarders.

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    Large vertical drop & excellent snow record.

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    Good value, with option to stay at base of the mountain or in the nearby town of Golden.

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    Located 2.5 hours west of Calgary, along the Trans-Canada Highway.

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    Possibility to combine a stay here with Banff/Lake Louise or Revelstoke.

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    Part of The Powder Highway and ideal as part of a ski safari trip.


Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (KHMR) is a modern ski resort village located 14 km outside of Golden, British Columbia. The resort was named after the nearby Kicking Horse River and Kicking Horse Pass. The resort features the fourth highest vertical drop North America, at 4,133 feet (1,260 m) and an excellent snow record. The majority of the skiable area consists of two large bowls (Crystal Bowl and Bowl Over) that combine about half-way down the mountain into a single area, with a relatively gentle ski-out to the base area. In 2002 a new chairlift (Stairway to Heaven) was added to allow access to a third bowl (Feuz Bowl), which generally sees less traffic. Lodging options include ski-in, ski-out condos and hotels at the base of the mountain, or motel type lodging in the historical town of Golden. This resort is often included in multi-resort ski safari trips of the 'Powder Highway'.


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    Dates and hours of operation:

    November 29, 2008, through April 5, 2009 / 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily

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    Base Elevation:

    8,120 ft /2,476 m
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    Summit Elevation:

    10,450 feet/3185 meters
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    2 mountains, Apres Vous and Rendezvous
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    Average of 459"/year (38.25 feet; 1166cm; 11.6 meters).