Surrounded by the Canadian Rockies, Purcell and Selkirk Mountains, Golden offers spectacular views and dry champagne powder at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (KHMR) and in the surrounding backcountry. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is known for its incredible vertical (4th highest in North America), world-class snow quality, and awe-inspiring location. With five alpine bowls, 120+ runs and 24 ft of average snowfall, there is terrain to enjoy for all ages and abilities. Outside the resort, Golden is a warm and welcoming mountain town. There are a wide variety of accommodation options from motels, hotels, lodges, mountain cabins or vacation rentals, and a diverse range of restaurants and locally owned cafes. In the winter, visit during unique events like the Snow King Masque Parade and the FreeRide World Tour at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
Golden is located only a three-hour drive from Calgary International Airport. If you don’t want to drive, the town has a winter shuttle service from the airport to Golden, and Golden to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. For more information visit tourismgolden.com/activities/winter/
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