Kicking Horse

Overview

The skiing at Kicking Horse truly delivers, especially for strong intermediates and experts with a huge selection of bowls and glades, all at challenging pitches. Skiing at Kicking Horse means bowls, chutes and steep gladed runs and even on-piste some of the pitches will have the adrenalin flowing. Fresh powder is a regular occurance and Kicking Horse truly delivers thrills and spills aplenty.

An excellent resort as an “add on” for experts and good intermediates. Buses run from Banff daily. The area boasts a huge annual snowfall of 30 feet!!!

Positive

  • Good for experts and intermediates
  • Excellent as an add on to Banff
  • Good fast lift
  • Excellent mountain restaurants

Negative

  • Not a huge ski area
  • No mid station gondola
  • Not much groomed intermediate skiing

Offslope/apres ski

Not a lot to do for the non skier although we can’t imagine why a non skier would want to go to Kicking Horse. Après ski is close to the lifts with the a couple of lively bars.

Our View

A rapidly expanding resort with some fantastic dry powder, get there before the news spreads.

At a glance

Chalets:
0
Hotel & Apartments:
5
Pistes:
2750 acres
Resort height:
1190m
Top station:
2445m

Suitability

Experts:
4 stars
Intermediates:
4 stars
Beginners:
3 stars
Non-Skiers:
1 stars
Scenery:
3 stars
Resort charm:
2 stars
Nightlife:
2 stars