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Kicking Horse


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Kicking Horse Ski Resort: Kicking Horse Ski Resort is located in the Canadian Rockies near Golden, British Columbia. Known for its steep and challenging terrain, this resort offers a thrilling experience for advanced and expert skiers. With over 2,800 acres of skiable terrain and a vertical drop of 4,133 feet (1,260 meters), Kicking Horse attracts adventurous skiers from around the world. The resort itself is a purpose-built ski destination that opened in 2000. It was designed with the intention of offering a world-class skiing experience in a stunning mountain setting. Kicking Horse is not a traditional village but rather a ski-in/ski-out resort with a range of accommodations, from luxury lodges to cozy chalets. To access the ski area, guests can ski directly from their accommodations to the lifts. There is no need for a ski bus, as the resort is conveniently designed to provide easy access to the slopes. Additionally, Kicking Horse offers a gondola and several chairlifts that transport skiers and snowboarders to various parts of the mountain. One of the unique features of Kicking Horse is its ability to ski back to town. The resort has a designated ski-out trail that allows skiers to return to the base area at the end of the day. This makes it convenient for those who prefer to end their skiing adventures right at their doorstep. The après ski scene at Kicking Horse is vibrant and lively. The resort has several bars, restaurants, and lounges where skiers can relax and unwind after a day on the slopes. From enjoying a drink by the fireplace to indulging in delicious cuisine, there are plenty of options to suit every taste. Kicking Horse is particularly suitable for advanced and expert skiers due to its challenging terrain. The resort is famous for its steep chutes, deep powder, and impressive vertical drops. However, there are also some intermediate runs available, making it possible for less experienced skiers to enjoy the mountain as well. Overall, Kicking Horse Ski Resort offers a thrilling skiing experience in a purpose-built setting. With its challenging terrain, ski-in/ski-out access, ability to ski back to town, and lively après ski scene, it is an excellent choice for adventurous skiers seeking an exciting mountain getaway.

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