The luxurious Whispering Pines Townhome on-mountain location provides guests easy ski-in/ski-out access while being privately tucked away from the resort base hustle and bustle. Conveniently situated only a few minutes walk (or ski) away from the facilities at the Kicking Horse Plaza and the Gondola, the unit is quiet, comfortable and cozy. This recently built property offer stunning views across the Columbia Valley to the Rocky Mountains and beyond.
Each Whispering Pines unit has three bedrooms, varying in size, floor plans, and bed configurations. Some units can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. Each home is privately owned and feature spacious living areas with cozy rock and timber accented gas fireplaces, well-equipped kitchens (including dishwashers) laundry facilities, Satellite TV, VCR (and/or DVD), stereo/CD players and barbecues. Bed linen and towels are provided.
Every Whispering Pines Townhome features a large, exterior private hot tub - the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views after a great day of mountain adventures.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (KHMR) is a new ski resort village located 14 km outside of Golden, British Columbia. It features what is currently the fourth highest vertical drop North America, at 4,133 feet (1,260 m). It is only 6 feet (1.8 m) shorter than Jackson Hole. In total the resort includes 2,750 acres (11.1 km2) of skiable lift-served terrain. The resort was named after the nearby Kicking Horse River and Kicking Horse Pass, although the resort is in the Selkirk Mountains while the Kicking Horse is across the Rocky Mountain Trench in the Rocky Mountains.
The gondola accesses CPR Ridge, Crystal Bowl and Bowl Over. Crystal Bowl is large and open, providing intermediate skiing and is the easiest way down from the gondola. Bowl Over is also open but much steeper and often has more moguls than Crystal Bowl. In 2007, a trail was made to allow for advanced intermediate skiing into Bowl Over. CPR ridge is situated between the two bowls. One side of the ridge, the Crystal Bowl side, provides some of the 75 inbound chutes available at Kicking Horse. These chutes range from advanced to expert skiing. The other side of CPR Ridge is a series of glades.
Stairway to Heaven is a fixed chair lift that is situated at the bottom of Crystal Bowl and accesses White Wall, Feuz Bowl and Redemption Ridge. White Wall is a quick hike right of the chair and is rated expert skiing for some rock bands and large cornices. Feuz Bowl is advanced skiing, quite similar to CPR ridge. Stairway to Heaven follows Redemption Ridge. On one side are chutes into Feuz Bowl and the other side is a series of glades back into Crystal Bowl.
Terminator Ridge and Terminator Peak are situated on the left side of Bowl Over. On the left side of Terminator Ridge the slackcountry can be accessed. On the right side a few steep, narrow, expert chutes come back into Bowl Over. Accessing Terminator Ridge is difficult and the hike is anywhere from thirty minutes to well over an hour, depending on fitness.
Kimberley, BC Canada