Snow skiing, tubing, ice skating, gondola sightseeing and snowshoeing are some things to do in the winter at Kicking Horse Resort, and summertime activities include viewing grizzly bears, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and the Bugaboo Bungee. While those activities are found inside of the resort, there are many more things to do in the surrounding mountains and nearby town of Golden, British Columbia.
Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy numerous activities in a region known for some of the deepest and driest champagne powder snowfalls in Canada. The resort's mountain has over 2,800 skiable acres winding down its 4,133-foot vertical drop. Skiers can enjoy Nordic trails and telemark skiing or book helicopter ski trips in Golden. Special events, such as Skiing With Santa and Christmas at Kicking Horse, are held throughout the ski season.
In the spring and summer, visitors can see the resident grizzlies in the resort's 20-acre refuge and take ranger-guided mountain tours for wild grizzly sightings. The ski slopes are converted into mountain bike trails during the spring and summer, and the Bugaboo Bungee offers visitors a bungee-assisted trampoline experience. Hiking trails start near the mountain peak and provide panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies and the Columbia River Wetlands.