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Kicking Horse

Kicking Horse Ski Resort Guide

Kicking Horse, Canada

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Beginners and Snowfall.
Highest Lift8,038ft
Resort Height4,298ft
 Nearest AirportGlacier Park
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Kicking Horse

The Canadian ski resort of Kicking Horse is at an altitude of 4,298ft.

Summary

Kicking Horse has direct access to 64 marked pistes, served by a total of 3 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 8,038ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Kicking Horse offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Kicking Horse.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Kicking Horse is 6 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Whitewall'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Kicking Horse?

The next notable snow forecast is 2in, expected on 27 May, with around 3in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Kicking Horse
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5,669ft
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4,157ft

Ski Area Stats

Kicking Horse Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
90
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
17
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
17
Cross Country
Total Length
16 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
3

Altitudes

Kicking Horse Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift8,038ft
Resort Altitude (Kicking Horse)4,298ft
Lowest Trail3,904ft
Max Vertical4,134ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Kicking Horse
Expert Skiers
Beginners
Snow
Apres-Ski

Location and Map

Where is Kicking Horse?

This ski resort is in Lake, Montana, Canada.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Kicking Horse is Glacier Park, 91 minutes drive away.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The three ski lifts are able to uplift 8,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 1 miles of ski runs, with 2 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Kicking Horse open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Kicking Horse, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Kicking Horse Tourist Office for the latest.

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