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Kicking Horse ResortJust an hour and a half west of Banff in British Columbia, Canada,  you'll find Kicking Horse Resort. Tucked away above Golden in the Dogtooth Range of the Purcell Mountains, Kicking Horse Resort offers just about everything a snowsport lover could ask for.

With over 2800 acres and 120 runs to ski/board, Kicking Horse Resort offers quite a bit for the above average level. The majority of their runs are advanced, but the beginners and intermediates would certainly not be disappointed. The experts and extremes get their own terrain, off the beaten path. Although there are over 85 inbound chutes, there is so much more out-of-bounds.

At 4,133 feet, Kicking Horse Resort is the fourth highest vertical drop in North America. Over 300" of snow cover Kicking Horse Resort creating the chances for a "champagne" powdery adventure more than likely in the 120 + days they're open.

Kicking Horse Resort offers a Big Mountain Learning Center for those looking to improve their skills and tackle the steeps. Whether you're already advanced and just sticking to the on piste terrain, or an intermediate daring to hit those drops, top professionals will help give you the confidence and skill you need.

On-mountain lodging offers boutique hotels, condos, town homes, and resort homes. No shortage for the traveler wanting convenience. Looking to save money or get more of a feel of the town? Golden has hotels, motels, lodges, cabins, B & B's and more to choose from.

As for dining at Kicking Horse Resort, you can't miss out on the luxury of the Eagle Eye Restaurant at the top of the mountain. However, it's quite the experience to drop in the Heaven's Door Yurt conveniently located at the bottom of the aptly named Stairway to Heaven Quad Chair.

More fun features:

  • Tubing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice skating
  • Heli skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Orientation tours
  • Telemark skiing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Dog sled tours
  • Wolf Centre
  • Gondola sightseeing
  • Climbing gym
  • Summit = 8033'
  • Adult One-Day lift ticket = $73

If this extensive list of activities isn't enough to keep you busy for a winter getaway, there may not be anywhere else that will.


-Colleen Flynn

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