“You’re skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain” my friend Judy says to me. “You do know it’s a big gnarly mountain, don’t you.” “Oh yes” I reply. “Last year I tried a run from the top and couldn’t see the tips of my skis for over half the run.”
So it was with some hesitation that I returned to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. I admit I was nervous. Usually I’m not a wimp but this mountain scares me with its high preponderance of advanced, super advanced and are-you-kidding-me runs. My goal apart from discovering the beauty of the area was to see if a middle-aged woman could find her groove and enjoy the mountain.
This blog speaks to the beauty of the mountains at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. It’s raw and wilder than most. That’s a good part of the appeal. But it’s also a friendly mountain and there sure is a lot of local pride. I think you’ll be able to see why.
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Where to stay near Kicking Horse
There are plenty of chain hotels in Golden like the Prestige Innnear the gasoline alley strip where you can get a good night’s sleep. (I stayed here and while not fancy more than adequate.) In Golden you might also like the Kicking Horse River Lodge, located across the street from the Kicking Horse River.