Turn your winter a whiter shade of Golden and head to British Columbia to seek out what makes Golden and Kicking Horse Country a winter ski adventure paradise.
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Golden lies in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, nestled between the Rocky and Columbia Mountains, a three-hour drive from Calgary Airport, and boasts some of the driest and most abundant champagne powder in Canada.
Surrounded by six of the country’s most stunning national parks - Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Yoho - Golden offers some of the best scenery and outdoor adventure anywhere in the world.
Not only is Golden a place of spectacular scenery but it’s an authentic mountain town offering a rich history and a vibrant arts and culture scene with live performances, art exhibits and the annual Snow King’s masque parade.
From the excellent groomed runs at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, to manicured skate ski loops at the Dawn Mountain Cross Country facility there are a ton of fun things in Golden to keep you on the go.
And as the birthplace of heli-skiing, Golden is home to four heli-skiing outfits and one cat-skiing operation, while 20 backcountry lodges offer an off-the-beaten-track mountain experience with pristine mind-blowing powder. Rogers Pass, the famous ski touring capital of the world is just 78km from Golden!
Off the slopes
Golden is renowned as a top snowmobiling destination. The riding options are virtually endless and there are trails that cater to all levels.
Walk with the wolves
Head to the Northern Lights Wolf Centre and enjoy interpretive talks and the chance to walk with wolves. This is a unique experience for the whole family.
Choose from dog-sledding in the Blaeberry Valley to snowshoeing across a frozen lake or tobogganing.
The Dawn Mountain Nordic Centre includes more than 35km of groomed track-set trails from gently rolling beginner loops to challenging advanced tracks.
Great views and great food
Whatever your palate, Golden invites you to discover its boutique bistros and award-winning restaurants, such as the Eagle Eye Restaurant at 2,346m, with its incredible 360-degree views, as well as diners, pubs, bars and cafes to suit all budgets.
This world-class skiing and riding destination is situated on the mountainside just above Golden. The resort is renowned for breathtaking views as well as boasting the Rockies’ highest vertical of 1,260m.
It has more than 120 different runs and 85 inbound chutes as well as direct access to epic heli-skiing and snowmobile tours. If that’s not enough, you can enjoy shopping and fine dining, as well as skating, tubing and snowshoeing.
Plan your visit at tourismgolden.com and use the Golden Experience Finder to help you to uncover your own Golden adventure.