Kicking Horse

With deep powder and a spectacular terrain mix, Kicking Horse is a hidden gem in British Columbia. Plus with an express gondola accessing most of the 1,315m vertical, you’re bound to ski and ride an impressive feast of vertical comparable to only that of heli-skiing. The on mountain village is growing steadily and the all round ski holiday experience keeps getting better year after year.


Kicking Horse has an impressive reputation for its challenging terrain. Once only available to a few lucky lucky heli skiers the terrain is now open up to all skiers and boarders ready to take on the relentless vertical terrain, but don’t worry for those less experienced there is still plenty of beginner and intermediate terrain to enjoy.

  • Champagne Powder Capital of Canada
  • Impressive feast of vertical
  • Unbeatable ski-in/ski-out lodging
  • Canada’s most elevated dining experience, Eagle’s Eye
  • Ski Kicking Horse before the crowds discover this hidden secret.

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 2,448 Metres
Base Elevation 1,190 Metres
Vertical Drop 1,315 Metres
Skiable Terrain 3,400 Acres
Lifts 5 lifts
Runs 120
Avg. Annual Snowfall 7.5 Metres
Terrain Beginner 20%
Terrain Intermediate 20%
Terrain Advanced 45%
Terrain Expert 15%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Trail Map

Other Activities

At Kicking Horse there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowtubing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Skating

Getting There

Getting to Kicking Horse

Kicking Horse is located 1.5 hours west of Banff (145 km) and 2.5 hours west of Calgary (270 km) on the Trans-Canada highway.

Fly into the Calgary International Airport.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.


Kicking Horse has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.

Photo Credit: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort / Dave Best / Ingrid Backstrom

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