Guest comfort is our primary objective. Each condominium style suite has been appointed for the optimum in guest comfort and convenience. Offering a fully eqipped kitchen including dishwasher, stove/oven, refrigerator, and microwave, as well as a fireplace and balcony for each unit. End units and all suites on our 4th floor Penthouse level offer guests the convenience and privacy of outdoor hot tubs on the deck.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort can lend its name to Sir James Hector who in 1858 was led on an expedition by John Palliser in which they were exploring routes for Canada’s first trans-continental railway. While they were camped on the Great Divide, Sir Hector was attempting to tie his pack horse to a tree when he was viciously kicked by his horse which rendered him unconscious for so long that the native guides thought he was dead and dug a grave in a spiritual valley along the tribe’s namesake – the “Wapta” River. When Sir Hector awoke he went on to explore the valley of his planned burial and the river valley henceforth became known as the “Kicking Horse River” and the new route to the west.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Statistics
With a vertical rise of 4,133 feet (1,260 metres), Kicking Horse has one of the largest vertical ascents of any resort in North America. The Golden Eagle Express Gondola whisks visitors to the mountain peak exposing the scenic alpine bowls, dramatic ridgelines and stunning scenery. While on the summit, the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant offers one of the most elevated dining experiences in Canada.
- Total Terrain: 2,800+ in-bounds skiable acres
- Number of runs: 120+ (85+ in bound chutes)
- Base Elevation: 3,900 feet (1,190 metres)
- Eagle’s Eye Elevation: 7,700 feet (2,350 metres)
- Peak Lift Elevation: 8,033 feet (2,450 metres)
- Number of Lifts: 5
Palliser Lodge’s Stuffie
Palliser’s resort stuffie is James the Kicking Horse Grizzly. By bringing James home, you help support the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge. For more information about James, visit bellstar.ca/resort-stuffies.