Kicking Horse Mountain Resort British Columbia (Canada)

Location, Map and Directions

Travelling on the Trans-Canada Highway on the way to Kicking Horse British Columbia logo


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Transportation Summary:

Closest Airports: CYGE
International Airport: YYC

Virtual Tours:

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Upper Bowls

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Base Village

Trans Canada Highway on the way to Golden
Kicking Horse Ski Resort Location:

Kicking Horse is located 180 miles or 291 km (by road) West of the Calgary International Airport (YYC), 128 miles West of Banff.

Access to Kicking Horse by automobile is by the Trans-Canada Highway to Golden, exit at Golden and follow the signs to the mountain road which leads to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

Drive to Kicking Horse ski resort

The road from Golden to Kicking Horse resort crosses a bridge over Kicking Horse River, just wide enough for one vehicle

Map of Kicking Horse British Columbia:

Kicking Horse Ski Resort (main lodge):

1500 Kicking Horse Trail Golden, British Columbia Canada
Latitude: 51.297073
Longitude: -117.047715

Resorts Nearby:

The British Columbia "Powder Highway":

The region along the 767 mile (1235 km) highway loop from Kicking Horse West along the Trans Canada Highway #1 to Revelstoke, South along highway 23 and highway 6 passing by Whitewater Ski Resort to Red Mountain, then East along highway 3 to Fernie and then North along highway 95 to Kimberley Alpine Resort, Fairmont Springs, Panorama Mountain and back to Kicking Horse, is known as "The Powder Highway". (Note that the route between Revelstoke and Whitewater includes a ferry service (Waterbridge Ferries: 1-250-265-2105) across Upper Arrow Lake at Shelter Bay, just 30 miles South of Revelstoke, so your actual route may vary) This area is home to eight full service alpine resorts, ten cross country ski centers, nine heli-ski operators, 15 guided snowcat operators, and 21 backcountry ski touring outfitters who all benefit from the long powder season and generous snowfall. Backcountry lodges and hut skiing are plentiful. Known as the Kootenay Rockies, this region is not convenient to get to as the closest international airport is Calgary, but those who travel here come for its plentiful snow and scarcity of people. The towns are rustic, charming old mountain mining towns that offer the essentials, so you may have to hunt for a good souvenir T-shirt shop but not for powder.

British Columbia BC Powder Highway map of ski resorts

A map of the British Columbia Powder Highway and the eight full service alpine resorts on the loop.

Directions to Kicking Horse Ski Resort:

Located 180 miles West of the Calgary International Airport (YYC) and is accessible by rental car or by shuttle bus:

  • From Calgary International Airport: (about 2.5 hrs)
    (2000 Airport Road Northeast, Calgary, Alberta Canada)
    • Take Airport Road - turns into Barlow Trail NE
    • Turn Left onto Country Hills Blvd (West)
    • Turn right onto Alberta Hwy 2 (North) [Ramp to Red Deer]
    • Exit 271 for Alberta Hwy 201 [West Stoney Trail]
    • Take exit 36 for Trans Canada Hwy 1 West
    • Pass the town of Banff Alberta
    • Take exit (turn left) for BC-95 South (eventually turns into 10th Ave.
    • Turn left onto 9th Street North
    • Turn right onto Kicking Horse Trail.
    • Follow across the river and up the mountain to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
      (1500 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden, British Columbia Canada)


Kicking Horse Mountain provides plenty of parking at the base of the mountain.

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