- Ski station
It’s been 15 years since the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort opened its doors, offering skiers one of the longest vertical drops in North America.
Needless to say, the resort has changed and grown over the years. One of the reasons we love this mountain so much is the abundance of expert terrain. Even if you had the courage to tackle each and every run, it would be impossible to do it in a single week! There’s also the Terminator Peak sector which, since being added, has greatly contributed to the resort’s development. From there, you can access the Super Bowl and the Crazy Legs run. These two alone are worth the trip. But, if you take the gondola to the top, you can also try the It’s a Ten run, which is a favourite among intermediate skiers. As the name suggests, this particular piste is a smooth 10 kilometers stretch from top to bottom.
Kicking Horse is also known for its great accommodations. In addition to the usual slopeside condos and popular hotels in town, you’ll also find an array of boutique hotels that provide a unique experience. Quaint, comfortable, authentic and luxurious all perfectly describe these cozy lodgings.
When it’s time to head out for a drink or some down time, the tourists and locals (the latter’s outdoorsy lumberjack style making them easy to recognize) come together, and a great time is had by all. It’s the perfect opportunity to get them to share a few tips and suggestions about the area, and the resort. So, if you love mountains with that little extra edge, you’re sure to fall head over heels for Kicking Horse!