Kicking Horse, BC = The Jackson Hole of Canada

Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: Andrew Chad

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Kicking Horse ski resort in British Columbia, Canada…

Some call it the “Jackson Hole of Canada”.

But, is it?

It is really?

Yes. 

Yes, yes it is.

Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. Skier: Ryan Faye photo: snowbrains

Kicking Horse maybe even better than Jackson Hole…

Having personally spent a season in Jackson and a season at Kicking Horse, I can confidently say that Kicking Horse may even be better than Jackson Hole…

Kicking Horse, BC inbounds. photo: Andrew Chad

Why? 

How?

How could Kicking Horse be better than Jackson Hole?

Well, the equation is pretty simple:

Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: matt bansak

Kicking Horse has no crowds. 

When you venture out into the lift-accessed backcountry, you’re generally all alone & things don’t get tracked out.

Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: Andrew Chad

Kicking Horse’s inbounds and lift-accessed backcountry terrain are shocking. 

Big, long, craggy chutes, open faces, pillow lines, tree skiing, and even a couple of fantasy lines…

Chute it! Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains

The snow at Kicking Horse doesn’t go bad. 

This place is big, it’s cold, it’s dry and the sun doesn’t have much power this far north. 

All these factors equate to high-quality snow, all the time. 

Honestly, Kicking Horse and/or its backcountry has held powder every single day from around January 1st, 2018 to March 1st, 2018 when we were stationed there…

Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: Andrew Chad

Using the variables we’ve identified for you the equation ends up being very simple:

  • Kicking Horse = No Crowds + Mind-Bending Terrain + High Snow Quality

Therefore:

  • Kicking Horse = The Jackson Hole of Canada
Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
Wow… Kicking Horse, BC. photo: snowbrains
Pillows abound… Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
Kicking Horse, BC. photo: snowbrains
Amazing photo phenomenon. Kicking Horse, BC. photo: snowbrains
Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: Andrew Chad
Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: matt bansak
Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
That chute – we like. Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
Soft, deep, light. Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
Checking the layers. Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
This is a special place. Kicking Horse, BC. photo: snowbrains
Kicking Horse, BC inbounds. photo: snowbrains
Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
Kicking Horse, BC Terminator One. photo: snowbrains
Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: Andrew Chad
Ska-Doosh! Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
Amazing terrain. Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
Always check the snowpack. Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: snowbrains
Light. Kicking Horse, BC. photo: snowbrains
Kicking Horse, BC backcountry. photo: Andrew Chad
Kicking Horse, BC inbounds. Skier: kyle photo: snowbrains
Kicking Horse, BC inbounds. skier: Lynn Kennen photo: snowbrains
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