Dec-Apr
Season
6:45am
Departure Time
12 Hours
Duration
12+
Age
Physical
Activity

The Powder Express takes you straight from your hotel to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, one of the most thrilling ski resorts in Canada.

You’ll arrive right as the gondola opens so you can squeeze in as many runs as you like. With plenty of steep and deep powder, Kicking Horse offers heart-pumping vertical runs, steep chutes and wide-open bowls.

Featuring abundant soft snow and high alpine terrain Kicking Horse has something for everyone. Wide open bowls and long, long groomed runs for cruising, steep chutes and tree runs for the more adventurous. There is almost always fresh powder to be found. Enjoy a spectacular lunch at the Eagle’s Eye – Canada’s highest restaurant. A great day ski trip from Banff and Lake Louise and not to be missed on your Rockies ski vacation.

Included
  • Kicking Horse Mtn Resort ski lift ticket
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Not Included
  • Ski equipment (available to rent)
Guide Quote

Lara's Pick

"You won’t worry about anything except enjoying the snow!" - Lara , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Return transportation from Banff

Don’t have a car or just want to enjoy the scenery? Leave the driving to us on our daily luxury coach service to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, British Columbia.
2

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort lift ticket

Arrive right as the gondola opens so you can squeeze in as many runs as you like over 6 hours.
Included
  • Kicking Horse Mtn Resort ski lift ticket
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Not Included
  • Ski equipment (available to rent)
Guide Quote

Lara's Pick

"You won’t worry about anything except enjoying the snow!" - Lara , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

The planned duration of the tour is approximately 12 hours from Banff or 10 hours from Lake Louise including hotel pick up and drop off (pickup time ranges from 6:40am to 7:20am in Banff depending on your pickup location). We try our best to adhere to this time schedule however this can sometimes vary due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather/road conditions. We return to Banff around 6:30pm.
The tour includes return transportation to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort from Banff or Lake Louise and your lift ticket for the day. It does not include equipment, lessons or lunch.
This tour picks up from several hotels in Banff and the Lake Louise Inn. There is also the option to be picked up in Field, and you can select your preferred pickup location during the booking process.
We plan to arrive at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort by 9.15am just after the gondola opens. This can vary slightly due to weather and road conditions but allows for around 6 hours of skiing. Please note that Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is located in Golden, British Columbia, approximately 2 hours drive and 145 kilometers west of Banff.
The Powder Express is designed to maximize time on the hill so we start early to get you there as the gondola opens and leave just as it stops. There are no half day options available.
Ski/snowboard equipment is not provided and guests are to bring their own. If you do not have your own gear we would suggest hiring in town the day before, or alternatively there is a rental shop at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
Please wear ski wear, including a ski suit, hat and mitts or gloves.
Although this tends to a mountain for more experienced skiers/snowboarders there are runs suitable for all levels. Feel free to come see us in store to pick up a trail map or speak to our staff to see if it will suit your ability.
This is not a ski lesson package. If you are looking for a lesson please speak to us in store about local options and we can find the right deal for you. This tour allows guests a full day to themselves to explore and ski/ride the runs they want to do.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.
Included
  • Kicking Horse Mtn Resort ski lift ticket
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Not Included
  • Ski equipment (available to rent)
Guide Quote

Lara's Pick

"You won’t worry about anything except enjoying the snow!" - Lara , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

  • Pick up is at certain hotels only. Please enquire at the time of booking.
  • Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 10 participants, please call the day prior to confirm the tour.
Included
  • Kicking Horse Mtn Resort ski lift ticket
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Not Included
  • Ski equipment (available to rent)
Guide Quote

Lara's Pick

"You won’t worry about anything except enjoying the snow!" - Lara , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Powder Express Shuttle from Banff
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Powder Express Shuttle from Banff
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Powder Express Shuttle from Banff
Powder Express Shuttle to Kicking Horse Ski Resort
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Powder Express Shuttle from Banff