We added Kicking Horse to the list of Weekenders a few season ago and of course it sold out. So it’s here to stay! Kicking Horse is home to long verticals, deep champagne powder, a unique mix of terrain, and spectacular scenery.
Feb 19-21, 2021
2 Nights at the Prestige Inn Golden
• 2 full days skiing at Kicking Horse
• Round-trip transportation
• Shuttles to and from the ski resort
*To guarantee availability, reservation must be made 30 days prior to departure.
The plan: Friday after work we load up and zoom to the Prestige Inn, a beauty of a hotel right near downtown Golden! Once you’re checked in and such you can hit up the pub here at the hotel or visit some of the other local spots. But get to bed early because we’re off to Kicking Horse first thing in the morning! Yup, we will be arriving just in time for fist chair!
A HUGE day of riding awaits! Some of the sickest lines you’ll ever see are waiting for your tracks. Make sure to take a map and plan your day thoroughly. There are runs here for everyone, from the long green top to bottom trails for cruising and taking pics as you go, to the big blue runs, to the Kicking Horse black and double black at the upper mountain. Go get as much as you can, and when you’ve had enough, relax and start reloading for tomorrow. Grab a snack and change for the ride back to Golden.
Time for showers/hot tubs/pizza…
Next morning we head up to the resort once more so you can hit all the runs you missed yesterday! Enjoy your last day at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
The “Horse” as it’s known to most is every skiers dream. There is lot’s of BIG terrain for those on the hunt, long cruisers for those looking for the relaxing experience and everything in between. If you’ve never been to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, it’s very unique with lots of open bowls, more chutes than you could ski in a week and a crazy cool restaurant at the top of the mountain!
There’s five lifts servicing 1,375 hectares (3,400 acres) of terrain. The big lift is the Gondy out of the base area – the Golden Eagle express. This bad boy allows top to bottom runs ALL day! If you feel like staying up top, there’s the Stairway to heaven Quad that services Redemption Ridge. This is great for making many laps in Crystal Bowl and all the runs on that side of the ridge. Plus, it opens up the access to Feuz bowl, featuring spectacular DB terrain. If you found the cruisers at the bottom more to your liking you can lap those on the Catamount Quad, great for those loving up the Green and Blue runs near the base. Finally, the Pioneer double chair will feed you into some pretty quiet terrain on climbers left out of the base. Some good stashes to be found in here.
Is the “Horse” for everyone? Sure! There’s a way down from every chair that speaks to the heart of every type of rider. There’s a story for every person waiting at the top of every Lift. If you get the chance to ride the Horse, take it! You’ll be counting the days until you get to go back!
Located in the Canadian Rockies amid an incomparable setting of majestic mountain peaks, the Prestige Inn Golden offers a comfortable and cozy stay close to downtown Golden and all outdoor activities. On site amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub, restaurant and fitness centre.
These rustic accommodations are perfect for anyone looking to relax after a full day of skiing. There are several lounge and dining options located on site, so be sure to check them out!
Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
*Hours may differ due to bus schedule changes
*Holiday hours may differ