The views from the top of Kicking Horse are worth the trip alone. The mountain rises up from the valley with 1,260 vertical metres of shreddable terrain.
The 85 inbounds chutes are sure to impress as well as 2,800 acres, three alpine bowls and five lifts. The restaurant at the top of the gondola “Eagles Eye” is Canada’s highest elevation dining experience.
New this year is mountain top yoga, Rippin Betties Women’s ski clinics and the resort’s own branded beer, Kicking Horse Ale.
This hefty mountain is known for dramatic peaks and long consistent fall lines, which are dream-like if you manage to hit it on a pow day.
Whitewall is an awesome five-minute hike to the summit of the mountain (which will give you the longest vertical run). It has some big mountain style spines and features that will make you feel like you’re in Alaska. Hit the Riverhouse Tavern in town for some local flavours.
In the summer, the gondola is awesome for mountain biking as well as sight-seeing. Ridge walks and a new Via Ferrata (Italian for “iron path”) add to the alpine activities. The view from the Eagle’s Eye restaurant may be the best view you have ever had from a table.