Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Ski-in/Ski-out Chalet - not a condo, a full Chalet all to yourself.
"True" ski-in/ski-out home - We've rented places the called themselves ski-in/ski-out and find ourselves disappointed when the owners took liberty with the term. This home is a "TRUE" ski-in/ski-out home. You can ski down "Bail Out" trail, look to the left and see the back of the home. Turn you skis off the trail, ski down 40 feet and you are at the back door. And when you want to get back on the slopes, put the skis back on and ski out the neighborhood down to the gondola on a trail next to the road. You NEVER have to take a step except to cross the back door threshold going into the home. You don't have to ski the trees, you don't have to sit down or side step and you don't have to be an expert skier. Our home is the closest house on the mountain to a ski trail. Every other home at Kicking Horse is further away.
Kicking Horse Mountain - We love to ski and we love this mountain. The only mountain with better terrain (in our opinion) is Jackson Hole. The only mountain with better snow is Alta. The only place with a better view is Lake Louise. This mountain is the total package. It's huge and always has soft powder somewhere (even in spring). It has bumps, chutes, bowls, trees, glades, cornices, cliffs, terrain parks, back country and even bunny slopes, magic carpets, long meandering blues ("It's a 10" - 10 km long). We take several ski trips a year all over the US and Canada and chose Kicking Horse because it is the total package. Come try it (again) and we think you'll agree.
Hot tub - the hot tub is a must after a long (or short) day of skiing. The hot tub easily holds 8 people, is quiet and secluded tucked at the back corner of the house just 10 feet from the back door. No sharing the hot tub with a whole lodge full of guests. No neighbors next door looking right at the hot tub when you're using it. Turn on some music, have a glass of wine and submerse yourself in the warm water while breathing the cool mountain air (maybe snow is falling). The hot tub is checked and maintained every week so you don't have to worry about chemicals, if it's hot enough or if it's even working. It's ready, just add you.
Beds, Beds, Beds - We have lots of beds. Not pullout couches or air matresses but actual beds. And what beds they are. Three beautiful, huge King beds (poster and sleigh), a double trundle that can convert to a King, a double and if you still don't have enough, a futon that folds down to a twin. You'll have a great night's sleep and awake refreshed for a day on the mountain.
The View - The front dining area, balcony and Master bedroom window seat all have panoramic views of the Columbia river valley and the Canadian Rockies. Watch the sun rise up through the huge front windows while having your morning coffee. The home sits at the top of a circular road, at the highest point in the neighborhood so you command the best view.
In case you needed some other reasons:
- Heated wood and tile floors. Wake up, step off the edge of the bed to a warm, comfortable floor. No more freezing your feet running to the bathroom in the morning. No more putting on socks or shoes to go get breakfast.
- High Speed Internet, whole home wirelss and a computer and printer for your use. Surf the internet to see how much powder is going to dump tonight, check in for your flights and print your boarding pass, check out what band is playing at the local bar or shop for new skis...all from any room in the house, or on the computer that's included in the office.
- Entertainment. Air hockey and table tennis await you down in the den. Start a nice wood fire in the stove and everyone hang out and play games. We have lots of board games, cards and puzzles for your use. We also have a collection of movies and four TV's throughout the house all with satellite TV service. Maybe go sledding with the whole family. You won't be bored.
Contact me about shorter stays and discounts for longer stays - Airbnb format won't allow variable pricing for longer stays and different minimum stay requirements based on season.