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"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 gon...dola 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. Check-out the video showing the ski-in/ski-out access from a skier POV.
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, table tennis and pool table 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 three TV's throughout the house all with sattelite TV service. Maybe go sledding with the whole family. You won't be bored.
Google maps coordinates - 51 17' 59.50"N, 117 03' 28.15"W
Kicking Horse Mountain - We love to ski and we love this mountain. 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, Canada and the World and chose Kicking Horse because it is the total package. Come try it (again) and we think you'll agree.
And in the summer the resort turns into a hiker and biker playground with an incredible number and variety of mountain bike and hiking trails. Take a ride to the top and have a 5 star lunch or dinner at the Eagles Eye restaurant with an incredible 360 degree view for miles of the incredible Canadian Rockies. Or go golfing at one of the most beautiful courses in Canada at the Golden Golf Club just 5 minutes from the home. And perhaps the coolest attraction is the Grizzly habitat. Take the chairlift and meet "Boo", Kicking Horse Resort's famous resident grizzly. Get within a few feet of him, taking wonderful pictures and learning about this magnificent natural wonder from the preserve's funny and knowledgeble staff.
Columbia Rivery Valley - An incredible outdoor activity wonderland. Golden is just 10 minutes down the road that leads up to the mountain. At the junction of the Kicking Horse and Columbia rivers, this is a water lover's paradise with jet boats, rafting, canoing, fishing or just walking along the river's edge in peace and solitude. Golden is the para- and hang gliding capitol of Canada. People have launched off of Mount Seven and flown all the way to the US on the valley's thermals. Golden has great shopping and restaurants all while maintaining a small town charm and friendliness.
Last updated on July 23, 2014
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Left on 03/07/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | JonnyK
Grizzly Chalet is a beautiful ski-in/ski-out home located at the base of Kicking Horse. It accommodated our party of 10.
Check-in is easy and convenient.
The kitchen opens up to a nice view of the mountains (opposite of Kicking Horse) and a large nook that can seat 8 comfortably. Lots of appliances and cooking utensils for home cooking.
Clean bed sheets and couches with spare sheets available.
Plenty of towels for each bathroom and hot tub, as well as flip flops to get to the hot tub.
Hot tub is very close to the house which makes easy access.
Bathroom near the hot tub/back door. Hot water was fast and didn't encounter any issues.
Floor heating and Hvac made for comfortable temperatures.
Location is great with true ski-in/ski-out. Ski-out requires snowboarders to walk across intersection, but that's it. Ski-in may take you down a few houses if you exit from green trail. A more secluded cut from the trail takes you straight to the backyard.
Security key locks worked for the most part (did act strange a couple of times).
Light panels have labels for ease of use.
Garage has pegs for ski and snowboard equipment as well as shovels in case a lot of powder hits Kicking Horse (over 2 feet during my visit).
Gas fireplace with vents to warm up the living area which is well lit in the day. Huge LCD TV for movies and Xbox for games.
Game room downstairs has small air hockey/billiards table for entertainment. Hot Tub and Game Room could use speakers, but no complaints since I enjoyed the conversations during my stay. Futon is comfortable.
Gas grill on the front side patio.
Study has a desktop for internet access and printer.
Laundry room has supplies and two dryers. The normal horizontal load and a closet style. Both work great to dry up soaked inner wear from a day full of powder runs in the bowls.
Couple blocks from pub/restaurant/grocery store.
Great, beautiful, cozy place for 10 powder hounds skiing Kicking Horse.
Awesome ski in, ski out lodge
Left on 03/05/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Drew
What a treat to put your skis on in the driveway and ski right to the lifts. Then, ski right down to the house at the end of the day. Beautiful and spacious house for a group. Snow was fluffy, plentiful, and made for great scenery from the outdoor hot tub. Special dryer for gloves and other gear was a nice touch. We walked to nearby Corks restaurant for fun apres ski and $10 pizza & beer special. If you have a group in the winter, don't miss the tubing!
Boulder, Colorado USA
Left on 02/21/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Colorado Annie
The home was well appointed and spacious and felt very comfortable for all of the people that were staying there. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking in, and the beds were most comfortable. I loved the hot tub right out the door with the flip flops and towels provided as you went out. There was lots of room for two cars in the garage, and for skis, boots, and gear right inside the lower entrance door next to the garage. Very handy! The views were wonderful, and we could ski right down to the lift and get tickets and ski right back to the house at the end of the day. Kicking Horse mountain is wonderful, and we had a wonderful week of snow and skiing. I highly recommend this home for your next visit.
Leave the vacation planning to the owners of the Grizzly Chalet!
Left on 01/03/2011 for a stay in July 2010 | Melissa
Our week stay at the Grizzly Chalet was one of the most stress free vacations I've had. My husband and I didn't know too much about the area, so we put our trust into the owners of the Chalet, who put together an impressive array of information and recommendations of things to do. Every place we dined and activity we chose to do was excellent! The home they have created is beautiful yet comforting and is stocked over and beyond with living essentials. For example, we've rented a few different vacation homes in the past and most times when we go to make a meal at home, there is always some kitchen gadget or utensil that we need and have to go buy or bring ourselves. At the Grizzly Chalet there is no reason to pack for cooking at home! The city of Golden is delightful and the views from the house and at the top of Kicking Horse are breathtaking. I highly recommend staying at the Grizzly Chalet, Golden BC.
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