Kicking Horse

Kicking Horse is known as the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada. A mountain resort with something for everyone with steep and gnarly chutes, fast and fun glades, and even smooth and gentle groomers. Ride a single gondola right to the summit and enjoy stunning views of the Rocky Mountains.


Kicking Horse has an impressive reputation for its challenging terrain. Once only available to a few lucky heli skiers the 1,315m of vertical 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. The on-mountain village is growing steadily and the all-round ski holiday experience keeps getting better year after year.

  • Champagne Powder Capital of Canada
  • Impressive feast of vertical
  • Unbeatable ski-in/ski-out lodging
  • Canada’s most elevated dining experience, Eagle’s Eye
  • Incredible expert & extreme terrain
  • Heli-pad in resort for heli-skiing

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.

  • The highest dining experience in Canada
  • Ice hockey games
  • Ice skating
  • Tubing
  • Heli-skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowtubing
  • Snowshoeing

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 (291 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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