and you probably won't want to leave!! For epic champagne powder and unparalleled terrain, with highest concentration of back country lodges in North America, Golden is a prime location to set up home-base for the winter.
And, don't be fooled, the back country is definitely not crowded - the only tracks you and your comrades will be seeing in the morning, are your own! For those who you want to take the gondola up Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, you'll be treated to some of the the most unique terrain ever! With the opening of the Super Bowl (epic selection of expert and advanced skiable terrain) 2010 will be an huge year! If you're into mountain biking, you'll find that Golden's mountain bike scene is thriving and evolving.
Either downhill or cross country, there's plenty to choose from.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort's mountain bike park is full-on and impresses the best, boasting the 2010 Western Open Cup on August 26th.
Not to mention, Golden was host to the world-famous Psychosis Downhill Race - a race down Mount 7 and the longest, fastest and steepest event in the world! If you're into cross country riding, single track in Golden is as sweet as it gets! Wondering how to get to Golden? Golden BC is located just 277 kilometers west of the Calgary International Airport and is just a 2.
5 hour drive via the Trans Canada Highway #1.
With recent upgrades to a modern four-lane design highway on the Trans Canada Highway #1 between Golden and the Yoho National Park, and a new bridge over the Kicking Horse Canyon, the vast improvements have made it quicker, safer and easier to get to Golden.