Tucked among soaring peaks in the Rocky Mountains, Kicking Horse is all about big mountain skiing: At 1,260 metres (4,133 feet), the resort claims the fourth highest vertical in North America. Kicking Horse is also home to four alpine bowls and chutes that keep skiers exploring for days. More thrills? The surrounding heli-skiing terrain is seemingly limitless.
With an impressive ski-in/ski-out village, Kicking Horse rocks the après scene too, from cosy pubs to fine dining. Case in point: The Eagle’s Eye Restaurant is Canada’s most elevated dining experience, thanks to its lofty 2,346-metre (7,700-foot) perch.