Ski the Rockies at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

October 5, 2007 by  
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Set in the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies, in an area which is ideally situated to produce the light, dry, sparkling snow that is referred to as “Champagne Powder”, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is gaining popularity as a first class snow skiing spot.

This snow-skiers paradise offers a diverse terrain, catering for beginners as well as the adrenaline junkies that want to speed down the second longest slope in Canada. The Golden Eagle Express, the first level walk-in gondola to be used in Canada, will take you to the top of your ski run in style and comfort. The view is spectacular and the thrill of skiing through some of the most amazing scenery imaginable is an unforgettable experience. Lessons in Telemark skiing are available and all skiers are invited to learn this fluid, graceful style of skiing, which is a mix of Alpine and Nordic skiing created by the Norwegians in the 1800s.

In addition to outstanding snow skiing, the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort offers numerous exciting winter activities. The more adventurous might like to try heli-skiing, being air-lifted to the beginning of your chosen run, whether you are skiing or snowboarding. The trip by helicopter will give you a view of the surroundings that is unsurpassed. Cross-country skiers will enjoy the Dawn Mountain Nordic Ski Trails, which provide 15 kilometers of groomed skate skiing trails and 25 kilometers of classic trackset trails. A cozy hut that can accommodate 8 to 10 people is situated about a kilometer into the trail. After skiing for an hour or two, skiers can stop in at the hut to warm up in front of the log fire. Snowshoeing is a fun way to explore the winter-time forest trails and the 4 kilometer hike off Palliser trail offers an enjoyable walk through some exquisite parts of the forest. A guided snowmobile tour at the ski resort gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy the majestic beauty of the Purcell and Rocky Mountains from a different perspective.

Summer activities at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort include horseback trail rides, white water rafting, river safaris, wetland wildlife safaris, scenic 4×4 tours, paragliding and rock climbing.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is the ideal place to sharpen your snow skiing skills, and with so much to offer, it is no wonder that this is a destination of choice for thousands of holidaymakers.