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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

1500 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden, British Columbia VOA 1HO, Canada
+1 250-439-5425
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Gondola Ride to the top.

Very enjoyable. The views from the top are spectacular. We ate at the restaurant at the top. Staff... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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If you are a skier must go!

We went here in the Spring conditions on the lower mountain were marginal due to a freeze thaw... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rick T
Wardsboro, United States
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Kicking Horse has attracted rave reviews after just seven seasons for its awesome vertical, deep powder and spectacular terrain mix. With an express gondola accessing over 4100 ft (1260m) of vertical, you’re bound to ski and ride an impressive feat of terrain comparable to only that of heli-skiing. Coupled with summer activities such as mountain biking, wildlife education, and alpine sightseeing, this is a place where the stories are almost too tall to believe.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gondola ride” (40 reviews)
“chair lift” (50 reviews)
“eagle's eye” (33 reviews)
1500 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden, British Columbia VOA 1HO, Canada
+1 250-439-5425
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very enjoyable. The views from the top are spectacular. We ate at the restaurant at the top. Staff and food was awesome.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here in the Spring conditions on the lower mountain were marginal due to a freeze thaw. However conditions at the top were nothing short of amazing. Deep snow steep trails and a view for hundreds of miles. If you are ever anywhere near...More

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought tickets for both gondolas. The visit to see Boo in his sanctuary was fantastic - we walked along with him an learnt a lot from the guide. We also enjoyed the gondola to the Eagle Eye restaurant for lunch and did this twice!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we started by checking out the grizzly bear refuge. we didnt see Boo but the enthusiasm of the ranger who was conducting the tour was enough to enjoy it. we tried the gondola ride next and i guess it's the longest and highest we've tried...More

Thank tetskicute
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 1 hour 40 mins drive from Banff. A lovely resort with a gondola lift to the top of the mountain to the highest restaurant in Canada. Another chair lift can take you to the Grizzly Bear sanctuary to see Boo. Some very knowledgeable staff...More

Thank mightyblade1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came from Calgary to meet our friends who live in Kamloops as this was halfway. The hotel is so beautiful and the scenery is even more beautiful. We saw black bear mamas with their cubs each day driving in and our of the resort....More

Thank Christina G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mountain is a real gem if you're an advanced skier and enjoy a challenge. 60% of the runs are black or double black and one can have tons of fun here. Lots of good snow, the groomed runs are well groomed, great bootpacking opportunities,...More

Thank arnstdt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Victoria Day long weekend brought my young family to Golden. Visiting the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort was suggested to us. The website said restaurant at top of Gondola would be open until 4 PM on the Holiday Monday. Upon arrival, around 3 PM, I was...More

Thank Mandy F
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Boo Bear at kicking horse mountain was great. It's a large facility for the grizzly bear to roam. Guides are very knowledgeable. Boo walks along the fence with us, so we get lots of good viewing and pictures. Great for the whole family. Great view...More

Thank KLBv4c5l7
Reviewed 19 April 2017

one gnarly resort! Not for the faint of heart! Kicking horse offers up some of the best mountainous views around!

Thank bsloewen
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Any difficulties during the Ascension hike? Total time hiking? How would you rate the difficulty? enough
7 December 2016|
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Response from Beaverbum | Reviewed this property |
It's a hotel on Hwy 1. Not sure what mountain you are talking about :)
Anyone know of a better deal on Kicking Horse lift tickets than direct on their web site or Liftopia? Thanks!
11 March 2016|
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Response from proteusstag | Reviewed this property |
At Costco or on- line.
Roger M
Hi Everyone- 6 of us are staying near Kicking Horse end of June, and would like to ride the gondola and do lunch at Eagles Eye restaurant on the 25th June. Is it likely to be so busy that we need to book the gondola tickets and lunch reservations in advance? Thanks
3 June 2015|
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Response from Claire H | Reviewed this property |
I agree. I don't know how busy it will be but as you know your plans it's better to get it booked in. We had to make a reservation and the mountain itself wasn't that busy when we went.