Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is surrounded by towering peaks and six of Canada's most picturesque National Parks. The resort is located in Golden, British Columbia just 1.5 hours west of Banff and 2.5 hours west of Calgary on the Trans Canada Highway. The face of Kicking Horse and indeed the mountain itself is ideally positiioned to accommodate an outstanding winter season ski resort. North-East facing slopes allow for excellent snow retention. CNN voted Kicking Horse "the best place to go powder skiing in the world". This is a place where the stories are almost too tall to believe; and where the expectations are great and the standards are high. More and more people are discovering the ultimate Canadian Rocky Mountain destination of Golden at the centre of Kicking Horse Country.
FIRST TIMER'S GUIDE TO KICKING HORSE MOUNTAIN RESORT Welcome to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. It’s important to all of our resort staff that we've ensured from the time you've arrived, until the time you go home; you have had an amazing RCR experience!
Whether this is your first time visiting our mountain or you've loved it so much you had to return, the following tips from our mountain regulars will set you off on the right slope!
-ASK AN EXPERT If you're looking for the best runs, an abundance of resort history and/or you feel a little lost, hook-up with one of our Snow Hosts! They know everything and they’ll show you how to make the most of your day on the hill! Tours are offered every day at 10am and 1pm; just meet up with your Snow Host under the Mountain Tours sign in the Gondola Plaza.
-HOW TO DRESS ''Dress for the mountains!'' Mountain weather can change significantly throughout the course of the day so always remember to dress warm! Make sure you bring proper snow attire which can be defined as:
Personal Ski Locks
When choosing equipment let an experienced Sales Agent help you select a line of entry-level equipment.