After a few days at Revelstoke, you’ll venture deeper into the Powder Highway to Kicking Horse Resort. This two hour drive will take you by some of the most stunning spots in the Canadian Rockies, including Glacier and Yoho National Park.
Kicking Horse is often seen as the king of all extreme ski resorts. There’s more than 85 marked chutes descending into five alpine bowls. It hosts the Freeride World Tour every year, so you know you’re going to find some good extreme skiing here.
Many of the runs are off the Golden Express Eagle Gondola, about 4,000 feet up from the base. Most of the runs go all the way back to Kicking Horse’s base. After picking your line to drop in, you’ll have a variety of bowls and glades to ski down, before turning onto groomers, and skiing down to the base.
Here are our favourite areas in Kicking Horse
- Ozone Peak: This is the peak that Freeride World Tour skiers shred annually. It’s an incredible chance to follow the ski tracks of some of the world’s greatest free skiers. Maybe hold off on the backflips though!
- The Dutch Wallet. This run is so insane, it’s hard to explain. Watch @Rise&Alpine’s video on it to get an idea of what you’d be getting your self into: https://youtu.be/ew9K_W5hXyc?t=404
- Stairway to Heaven: Take this lift up, and then climb the literal “staircase” to access the steep and fluffy snow in Whitewall and Feuz Bowl
After you finish up at Kicking Horse, we recommend driving an hour south and spending a night at Radium Hot Springs. The naturally heated water will be a great way to give your legs a break before the last leg of the trip.