Fact Sheet

  • Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is the first, four season mountain resort to open in the Rockies region in 25 years.
  • It is located 2.5 hours west of Calgary, along the Trans-Canada Highway. 3 million people travel past the town of Golden each year.
  • The Resort is situated next to the Rockies in the Dogtooth range of the Purcell Mountains.
  • Six National Parks surround the Resort – Banff, Glacier, Kootenay, Yoho, Mt. Revelstoke and Jasper.
  • Encompasses 2,750 (4,000 at build-out) acres of ski and snowboarding terrain.
  • The vertical drop from mountaintop to the village is 4,133 feet (1,260 metres), making it the third highest in Canada & fourth in North America.
  • The Golden Eagle Express features Canada’s first, level, walk in gondola cabins.
  • Each Omega III gondola cabin can seat eight passengers. The Golden Eagle Express can transport 600 skiers and sightseers per hour. The 11,266 foot (3,413 metre) ride takes 12 minutes.
  • ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is a fixed grip quad chair lift with a vertical of 1,230 feet and can carry 1,200 people per hour.
  • Canada’s highest elevation restaurant, Eagle’s Eye, is situated at the top of the mountain. It stands at 7,705 feet (2,350 metres) elevation and can seat 130 indoors.
  • A two-story 8,600 square foot Day Lodge features a cafeteria, ski rental and retail shop, guest relations, ticketing, ski school and mountain operations. There are a total of 250 seats indoors and outdoors.
  • Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has received a great deal of support from the town of Golden. In a referendum, nearly 94% of residents voted in favour of the resort’s development.