If you’re an avid watcher of ski movies [check out our movies to watch HERE] you have certainly seen some of Kicking Horse from the comfort of your loungeroom. The resort used to be serviced by helicopter only and now thanks to the addition of a gondola is known as one of the most legendary resorts on the North American continent.
Let me make myself clear, this is no beginners mountain. Not that beginners aren’t welcome but finding oneself amongst a crazy double black diamond, steep chute or exposed bowl isn’t fun for anyone who is unprepared.
Over half of the mountain is rated for experts, this place is known as the ‘champagne powder capital of Canada,’ and is very rarely groomed. Bringing skiers and boarders back to their old school roots, each run is different, every day.If you’re lucky to catch Kicking Horse on a powder day, you’ll find untouched tracks, deep trenches and free-refills all day (truly makes us happy just thinking about it!)
We love Kicking Horse, if you can’t tell, hence saving it for lucky last on the list. But consider yourself warned, Kicking Horse is cold, with temperatures getting down to -30 degrees celsius. The secret of the resort hasn’t been kept as well as others on this list, so be prepared to share a chair with a few others.
So, what are you waiting for? Time to start planning your next Canada trip and add some of these lesser known resorts to your list!
For more information visit https://kickinghorseresort.com/