Horse Mountain Resort
Horse Mountain Resort is the first four-season mountain resort to be built in
the Canadian Rockies in the past 25 years. |
The resort is ideally situated
to produce a sparkling, light and dry snow, aptly named "Champagne Powder". Kicking
Horse Mountain Resort has been rated the number one resort for powder in North
America by Skiing Magazine.
The varied terrain offers a winter playground
for those new to alpine adventure, and the perfect opportunity for adrenaline
junkies to charge down a 4,000-foot ski out, the second longest in Canada.
You'll get to the top of your run in comfort and style with the Golden Eagle
Express walk-in gondola, the first level walk-in gondola to be used in Canada.
Other winter activities include heli-skiing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, dog sledding
and snowshoeing. In summer, mountain bikers can experience Canada's longest lift
access mountain bike descent!
There’s a great deal of Canadian history
behind Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. It is named after the renowned river and
the famous high-alpine pass that were instrumental in opening the Canadian West
to the rest of the world. The Kicking Horse name reflects a sense of adventure,
discovery and exploration.
The Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge operates
a wilderness centre for research, education, and conservation at Kicking Horse
Mountain Resort. The 22-acre sanctuary is the largest protected enclosed grizzly
bear refuge in the world, providing a home and a second chance at life for two
orphaned grizzly bear cubs, Cari and Boo.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
(formerly Whitetooth Ski Area) is located 8 miles (13 km) west of Golden in the
BC Rockies, 426 miles (682 km) northeast of Vancouver, and 164 miles (262 km)
west of Calgary (2-1/2 hour drive).
From Calgary: Take Trans
Canada Highway 1 westbound from Calgary. Stay on Trans Canada Highway 1 for approx.
2.5 hours, until you reach the town of Golden. Kicking Horse Resort overlooks
the Town of Golden. The resort is located on a benchland, a scenic 14 km (9 miles)
drive off The Trans-Canada Highway 1.
Vancouver: Take Trans Canada Highway East from Vancouver. At Hope, Take the
Coquihalla Highway to Kamloops. The Coquihalla Highway becomes the Trans Canada
Highway 1. Follow the Trans Canada East until you reach the town of Golden.
Horse Mountain Resort|
1500 Kicking Horse Trail
P O Box 839
From the UK: 0-808-101-1682
December to early April |
7 Days a week, mid December to mid April.|
Lift Operating Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm
February to April lift operating hours vary.
Lift hours are dependent
upon prevailing conditions
m (4,263 ft)||252
m (5,646 ft)||360
m (7,049 ft)||650
m (8,033 ft)||700
m (4,133 ft) - from base to summit|
The second highest in Canada.
m (3,900 ft) - Bottom of the lowest chair|
meters (8,033 ft) - Top of Kicking Horse|
1,722 metres (5,646 ft) - Mid Mountain
acres of terrain|
Golden Eagle Express Gondola: 8 Passengers*
4-Passenger fixed grip chairlift
Stairway to Heaven:
4-passenger fixed grip quad
Pioneer: 2-Passenger fixed grip
Pony Express: Surface lift
* The Golden Eagle Express
Gondola is an Omega III Gondola cabin, featuring the first level walk-in gondola
to be used in Canada. Your ticket will take you on a 3,413-metre (11,266-feet)
ride to the peak, with a ride time of 12 minutes. The view on the way up is inspiring
and the reason they call your admission to the ride a 'lift' ticket.
skiers per hour|
cross-country skiers, the world-class, Dawn Mountain Nordic Ski Trails provide
25 kilometres of groomed classic trackset trails and 15 km of groomed skate skiing
trails. These trails range from gently rolling beginner loops to more challenging
trail network located off Palliser Trail road. Pick up your snowshoe rentals and
trail maps at Canyon Creek Outfitters. |
the majestic beauty of the Rocky and Purcell Mountains on a guided half or full-day
snowmobile tour from the Resort base or off-site. Tours are available daily using
top quality Ski-Doo snowmobiles from the Resort base area.|
lodge, Eagle’s Eye Restaurant (the highest in Canada), Whitetooth Grill, retail
shop, ski & snowboard rental shop, ski school, kids camp, child activity programs,
Heaven's Door Yurt.|
Ski Area: ||Revelstoke
Mountain Resort, Panorama Resort|
& Winter Sports in the BC Rockies|
& Winter Sports in the Kootenays
on or near Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
||Bear Paw Lodge
Bear Paw Lodge is a fully-equipped self-catering vacation property set in the heart of stunning Blaeberry Valley near to Golden BC. Nestled in a tranquil mountain location only a short drive from the incredible Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. An ideal location for your summer or winter vacation. Accommodates 10 people. Hot tub, BBQ, fire pit etc.
||Bellstar Hotels & Resorts
Bellstar Hotels & Resorts operates hotels and boutique resorts in Western Canada, as well as several rental homes in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley Wine Country, and the Kootenays. Resort locations include Kicking Horse in Golden, BC.
||Kicking Horse Resort Accommodation
Experience award-winning accommodation in the heart of Kicking Horse Country where ‘Authentic Mountain Adventure’ is the community credo. Kicking Horse Resort Accommodation specializes in ski, golf, hike and stay adventure packages at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden BC. Relax in a variety of accommodations and lodging selected to meet guests’ needs, tastes, and budgets.
||Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
Looking for a Vacation Rental? Why spend more and get less with a hotel? We offer privately-owned, condos, apartments, bed and breakfasts, chalets, cottages and cabins throughout British Columbia for rent - nightly, weekly or monthly. Owners set their own competitive rates. Great value and selection.
Stay & Play! Home of Golden's best waterslide and aquatic facility. Enjoy the salt water pool, waterslide, hot tub and sauna. Fully equipped kitchenette, family and Jacuzzi suites. Complimentary wireless internet access and breakfast. Each guest room includes microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker and hairdryer. Conveniently located walking distance from a dozen restaurants, cold beer and wine store. Situated on our pristine 9.8 acres you can find West Trek Ranch which consists of the BBQ Zone, Tee-Pee, Horseshoe pit, Volleyball court and Playground with wonderful mountain views. Located off the Trans-Canada Highway only 10 minutes from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and just minutes from superlative snowmobiling, exciting ATV trails, Skiing and Golfing.