Mountain bikers come to Kicking Horse Bike Park for the variety. The resort offers over 3,700 feet of stupendous terrain starting from the alpine launch which is dominated by the three mountain ranges that surround the park down to the wetlands of the Columbia Valley.
From there it is all downhill where the stoke factor is amplified by multiple berms, jumps, wooden features (Stickrock has to been ridden to be believed), rock slabs (look directly below the gondola to see the longest) and plenty of good ol’ white-knuckle singletrack. The only thing missing are the crowds, but you probably won't mind that.
2015 Event Highlights
Western Open BC Cup Provincials | July 24 -26
KHMR Toonie Bike Race Series presented by SCOTT | July 25
KHMR Toonie Bike Race Series presented by SCOTT | August 8
Getting to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is located high in the Dogtooth Range of the Purcell Mountains, 9 miles above Golden, British Columbia. Surrounded by the towering peaks of two other mountain ranges – the Rockies and Selkirks – it is also close to six of Canada’s most spectacular National Parks: Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho, Glacier, and Mt. Revelstoke. Finding Kicking Horse isn’t hard if you know where to look. The resort is just 1.5 hours west of Banff (89 miles) and 2.5 hours west of Calgary (168 miles) on the Trans-Canada highway.
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The trails at Kicking Horse bike Park provide tons of steep rocky gnar, drops, big fat berms, and technical features, but also smooth singletrack and flowy lines. Beginners will learn fast; better riders should bring their A-game!
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, BC – The first ever Kootenay Rockies Enduro Series makes a stop at Kicking Horse's Crystal Bowl on July 20, 2014 to offer up some of the best riding within Kicking Horse Bike Park with 3 timed stages. The layout and stages will allow plenty of time for the crowd to enjoy the celebrations located at the resort base while cheering on the competitors.
Golden, BC – Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is set to open for a bonus weekend of full summer operations on June 21 & 22, 2014.The Kicking Horse Bike Park has been gaining notoriety as one of North America’s best after ranking in the Top Five Best Bike Parks in Western Canada in MTBparks Best Bike Park Riders' Choice Awards.
Kicking Horse, BC — Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and SE Racing & Promotions have scheduled the Western Open for August 5th 2012. Last summer KHMR was the host of Western Open and set a staggering precedent for future circuit downhill races. The re-worked Pioneer Race Course proved challenges to experienced racers and thrilled spectators. Moving with the momentum of last year’s unique event, the 2012 race will embody... similar course elements with the addition of further resort animation and secondary celebration events in the plaza.
Golden, BC - On Sunday August 5th, Kicking Horse Resrt is hosting the Western Open. With a combined $5000 cash purse for the Elite class and $10,000 in other prizes and give aways for racers, fans and volunteers, it's no wonder this race has been growing in popularity over the years. The Western Open is said to be one of the best pure downhill races in Western Canada, here's the scoop.