Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
web site: www.kickinghorseresort.com
Deep in the heart of British Columbia lays one of the best kept secrets of the Rockies, a place of beauty and mystery; one that will capture the heart, mind and soul of any who visits and entice them back again and again.
North America’s newest sports resort, is less than a three hour drive from Calgary International Airport, and was voted “Number 1 Resort for Powder in North America” by Skiing Magazine, and “Small Resort of the Year 2003” by the Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort offers ideal snow conditions for at least 120 days a year in the magnificent Canadian Rockies.
Just 12 minutes, and 4,133 feet of vertical, on the Golden Eagle Express Gondola, and you’re on to the soft, dry ‘champagne’ powder for which the resort has become famous for. With the second highest vertical in Canada, and an amazing 106 runs (including a stunning 10km run), Kicking Horse offers something for skiers of all abilities. The gondola also provides for access to the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant, “Mountain Restaurant of the Year” and Canada’s Highest Dining Experience.
Nearest Airport: Calgary
Altitude: 3,900-7,800 feet
Vertical: 4,133 feet
Ski Area: 2,750 acres
Average Snowfall: 30 feet