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The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

“You’re skiing at Kicking Horse” 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. You can read my take about round two on the mountain on the piece I wrote for Snowseekers Can a Middle-aged Woman Survive a Trip to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort?

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.

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

Early morning view of Kicking Horse from Highway 95 south of Golden

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

Views at first light up the mountain from the inside of a coffeeshop

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

The Day Lodge at Kicking Horse

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

The Golden Eye Express gets you to the top of the mountain in short order; easier trails are mid-mountain and lower

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

Stellar views from the gondola

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

The Eagle Eye Restaurant offers fine dining in the evening and more casual dining at other times – with killer views

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

Trying to get the lay of the land

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

Views from the top of the Golden Eye Express

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

Notice the people on the cat track on the far right? They’re heading for the double black chutes via a boot climb

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

If you love moguls ski “My Blue Heaven” off the Stairway to Heaven chair

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

If you’re crazy ski the Whitewall accessed via Stairway to Heaven; you can also boot hike up just for the views

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

These two are willing & excited to ski the White Wall

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

I can hardly bear to look over the edge whereas my guide Nathalie is “chomping at the bit”

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

Nathalie pointing out the routes down

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

Corduroy perfection off the Stairway to Heaven chair

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

Mountain view reflections caught in the goggles

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

Ski past the Boo the bear’s headquarters; he’s fast asleep and is not to be disturbed

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Beautiful mid-morning shadows

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

Looking down the hazy Columbia Valley

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

On the edge of a steep hill – again

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos

The beauty of the early morning at Kicking Horse

Based on the photos – and not its reputation, would you like to ski at Kicking Horse?

The Beauty of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in 20 Photos - located in Golden, BC, a 3 hour drive from Calgary

Thanks to SnowSeekers for making this trip a reality.

Leigh McAdam

Author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures
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