Skiing and Snowboarding Kicking Horse from Banff

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Written by Banff Hitch Hiker posted on Thursday, January 21st, 2010

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Champagne Powder at Kicking Horse

Kicking Horse, Golden

Despite Banff National Park having some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world, there are always some new adventures to be had and Kicking Horse, 14km from Golden is a common resort for people to experiment with. Unlike Banff, which is famous for many reasons, Kicking Horse has one main point of fame and that is that it has the best champagne powder in Canada. This is a snowboarders dream. Acknowledging the constant demand for easier access from Banff to Kicking Horse, Discover Banff have stepped in and offered a very easy and very affordable package so everyone can enjoy the adrenalin fuelled delights of Golden regardless of your transportation situation.

The beautiful Purcell Mountain Range in summer before 7m of the finest winter snow possible.

Adults pay $89 and children aged between 6-12 pay $79 and within two easy steps you find yourself suddenly on the hills of Kicking Horse. The first easy step is getting on the bus; the second is getting off the bus. The first buses start picking up guests from resorts at 6:45am and just after 9pm; you arrive at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. You can book online or stop into the shop just off Banff Avenue in the Sundance Mall.

Located high up in the Dogtooth Range of the Purcell Mountains in British Columbia, Kicking Horse is surrounded by huge protective peaks from two other mountain ranges – the Selkirks and of course – the Rockies’. Every year Kicking Horse receives over 7m of the most perfect, light, dry powder snow in Canada and indeed the world. If the verb skiing excites you then it will excite you even more when you set your eyes on the slopes. After a memorable day on the wide open bowls and long groomed runs and perhaps a spectacular lunch at the Eagle’s Eye – Canada’s highest restaurant, you can once again just sit back and relax. The return bus leaves KHMR at 4.30pm having you back in Banff at 6pm for a dinner and après ski drink to talk through the adventures of the day.

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