One of the newer Canadian resorts (built on the site of a much older one) with the greatest powder up top.
Named after an infamous incident involving a British geologist in 1858, this young village is already very much alive and kicking from its nest amongst the sweeping, tree-lined mountains, above the town of Golden. Two magnificent peaks loom above, both sewn with a tapestry of rippling blues, several long winding greens and some tasty blacks.
Since the millennium, Kicking Horse has kicked a little harder each year. Formerly a tiny hill with just one or two lifts, the resort has become a proper mountain village since a gondola was built to scale Eagle’s Eye Peak far above. Luxury accommodation now lines the resort and more bars and restaurants are popping up each year, including the popular Eagle’s Eye mountain restaurant at 2345m.