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Kicking Horse

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Kicking Horse Ski Resort Guide

Kicking Horse, Canada

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Beginners and Snowfall.
Highest Lift2,450m8,038ft
Resort Height1,310m4,298ft
 Nearest AirportGlacier Park
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Kicking Horse

The ski area of Kicking Horse is at an altitude of 1,310m4,298ft.


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

With ski lifts as high as 2,450m8,038ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


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


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 10km6 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 10cm4in, expected on 15 June.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Kicking Horse

Ski Area Stats

Kicking Horse Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
25km16 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Kicking Horse Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,450m8,038ft
Resort Altitude (Kicking Horse)1,310m4,298ft
Lowest Piste1,190m3,904ft
Max Vertical1,260m4,134ft

Ski Slope Aspects


Kicking Horse has ski slopes facing north (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Kicking Horse
Expert Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Kicking Horse?

This ski resort is in Lake, Montana, Canada.


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How to get there

 By Air

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


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 1km1 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.

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