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Winter activities in Golden BC Canadian Rockies
3 day itinerary

Winter Weekend

Less than a 3 hour drive from Calgary to Golden makes it easy to enjoy the abundant champagne powder in a real mountain paradise.

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Day 1 | Here's where the fun begins

Start your weekend off with a skate at Reflection Lake or at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to build up your appetite.  Satisfy your cravings at one of the many delicious restaurants or pubs before heading to the Golden Arena to cheer on the local Golden Rockets KIJHL hockey team. Make sure to bring cash for your admission and snacks! Keep an eye on our events calendar for scheduled games and other local events.

Day 2 | There’s more than one way to ride the Horse

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has so much to offer, both on the slopes and off. Known as the champagne powder capital, this is the place to be for chasing epic powder whether you ski or board. It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, if it’s a pow day, there will be plenty of locals on the hill that can give you insider tips on the best runs down the mountain. If you're not a skier or a snowboarder, don’t dismay! There's plenty of fun to be had in the tubing park or at the ice-skating rink and the Dawn Mountain Nordic Centre is just down the road with plenty of groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. As the sun sets, it’s time for a local favourite; the après ski. Sip and savour locally brewed beer or hand-crafted cocktails before heading back to the hot tub at your accommodation.

Day 3 | Mush, or vrrrooom?

Finish your weekend with either a half or full day guided snowmobile tour with one of Golden's experienced tour operators. Feel the trill as you ride through the backcountry and keep your eye out for some snowmobiling legends! For a lower octane alternative, step back in time and try mushing on a dogsled tour. Don’t forget to get a selfie with one of the dogs, they’re just too cute to pass by. Finish the day with a hot cup of cocoa at one of Golden’s great cafes before you head home.     photo credit Golden Dogsled Adventures