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Located in the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by vast expanses of ski terrain and boasting some of the driest and most abundant champagne powder in Canada, Golden is a paradise for the serious skier.

At the heart of six of Canada's most stunning national parks, Banff, Yoho, Jasper, Glacier, Kootenay and Mount Revelstoke, Golden offers some of the best scenery and outdoor adventure in the world.

Heli-skiing was born in Golden's backyard, and today is home to four heli-skiing outfits and one cat-skiing operation, offering single to multi-day packages, with or without lodging.

Recognized as the ski touring capital of the world, Golden and the surrounding area has twenty-eight backcountry lodges offering every conceivable type of terrain and exposure, all with spectacular views. Some lodges even allow you to book exclusively, so why not bring your friends and enjoy the lodge and the pristine snow to yourselves.

 

Stay safe in the backcountry

Take a backcountry and avalanche safety course with one of the expert companies based in Golden. Hire a qualified ACMG/ IFMGA guide and let them guide you safely on your backcountry adventure.

 

Off the slopes

Snowmobiling

Golden is renowned as a top snowmobiling destination. The riding options are virtually endless and there are trails that cater to all levels.

Family Fun

Choose from dog-sledding to snowshoeing across a frozen lake or tobogganing.

Nordic Skiing

The Dawn Mountain Nordic Centre includes more than 33km 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, as well as diners, pubs, bars and cafes to suit all budgets.

 

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Just above Golden, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is renowned for breath-taking views and is the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada™ with some of the best snow on the planet. Catering for all levels of ski enthusiast and offering a phenomenal variety of terrain from treed runs, large alpine bowls and long steep chutes to gentle groomed slopes, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a must do.

Start planning for your Golden adventure at tourismgolden.com

 

Campbell Icefield Chalet

Spectacular remote setting in Rocky Mountains offering ski touring for all levels. Accessible only by helicopter. Exclusive week long bookings available, so bring your friends and have the lodge and snow to yourselves.

1-250-344-4646

skigolden.com 

 

Mistaya Lodge

Helicopter access only! Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Close proximity to extensive glaciated terrain as well as glades and tree skiing; plenty of variety for novice to expert backcountry skier.

1-866-647-8292

mistayalodge.com 

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