The slopes

  • Extent 3 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 1 out of 5
  • Expert 4 out of 5
  • Intermediate 2 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 3 out of 5
  • X-country 1 out of 5
  • Restaurants 2 out of 5
  • Schools 4 out of 5
  • Families 3 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 2 out of 5
  • Convenience 4 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 2 out of 5
  • Apres ski 1 out of 5
  • Off-slope 1 out of 5

Key facts

Resort1190 m
Slopes1190-2445 m
Lifts5
Pistes2825 acres
Price index170

Kicking Horse

Canada

KickingH GlacierSnow

The upside

  • Great terrain for experts and some for adventurous intermediates
  • Big vertical served by a gondola
  • Splendid mountaintop restaurant

The downside

- Resort village still embryonic
  • Gondola needs a mid-station to make the most of the mountain
  • Few groomed intermediate runs
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    Summary

    Kicking Horse was developed from a small local hill in 2000, when a long gondola was built accessing two high, powder-filled bowls – previously heli-skiing country. There were great ambitions to turn it into a major resort. But of course things have moved much more slowly than planned.

    In 2011 KH was sold to Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, owner of Fernie, Kimberley and other resorts, but no great transformation has followed. The lift system and the ‘village’ at the base remain very limited. But the place is worth incorporating in a tour, or visiting for a day from Banff or Lake Louise.

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    The slopes

    • Extent 3 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
    • Snow 4 out of 5
    • Queues 4 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 1 out of 5
    • Expert 4 out of 5
    • Intermediate 2 out of 5
    • Beginner 3 out of 5
    • Boarder 3 out of 5
    • X-country 1 out of 5
    • Restaurants 2 out of 5
    • Schools 4 out of 5
    • Families 3 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 2 out of 5
    • Convenience 4 out of 5
    • Scenery 3 out of 5
    • Eating out 2 out of 5
    • Apres ski 1 out of 5
    • Off-slope 1 out of 5

    Key facts

    Resort1190 m
    Slopes1190-2445 m
    Lifts5
    Pistes2825 acres
    Price index170