Architect designed, timber frame house built in 2005, with a floor area of approximately 3,000 sq. ft. Three bedrooms are on the lower floor, together with laundry facilities, access to the hot tub, and a double garage. A new, fourth bedroom recently added. The first floor is open plan with vaulted ceilings and large windows with views to the mountains and out across the Columbia River valley. There is a large lounge area with satellite TV, DVD, a formal and informal eating area, the den, and a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar. There is a covered deck at the front of the property suitable for BBQs. The house is set in its own plot with simply landscaped gardens and its own locally crafted 'Inukshuk'. The property is situated about 300m from the base of the main gondola giving access to the ski and mountain bike terrain of the Kicking Horse mountain. It is a 10 minute drive from an excellent golf course in Golden. Located conveniently for visits to Banff and Lake Louise.
Day trips: Inukshuk is a nucleus for site seeing and adventure in the Canadian Rockies. Within 1 1/2 hours drive time you can reach Banff, Lake Louise, Emerald lake Lodge, Rogers Pass, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Revelstoke. All worth a visit.
Play on the excellent Golden Gold Course, located in the valley next to the Columbia River.
Go fishing / hunting.
Great local attractions include the Northern Lights Wolf Centre and Buffalo Ranch open to visitors, located in the Blaeberry Valley.
Things to do in and around KH during the winter:
Ski / Board Kicking Horse Mountain. Enjoy deep powder snow.
Go on a Back Country adventure. See Scott Belton, www.adrenalindescents.com
Learn or improve your Telemarking / Freeheeling with Paula Steinheber (former national team member) www.freeheeltrails.com
Go heli-skiing with Purcell Heliskiing or Great Canadian. Go CAT skiing at Chatter Creek.
Nature / the great outdoors.: Fantastic hiking and spectacular wildlife viewing; Whitewater rafting on Kicking Horse river; Paragliding from Mount 7.
Wildlife: you can see in safety Boo the Grizzly Bear, plus visit Bison and Wolves in the Blaeberry Valley (30 - 40 mins drive).
Mountain Biking: Use the gondola in the summer to descend from the summit at Eagles Eye, 7,700 ft to the base of the gondola at 4,000ft. Annual Downhill Race with top competitors travelling from all over BC and Alberta.
Explore the less challenging but no less interesting the many cross country trails, especially the Moonraker trails around Cedar lake.
Retired airline pilot, formerly with British Airways. Living in Sussex, England. Married with wife and three children. Two children living in the uk, one in Sydney Australia.
Misspent youth as a ski instructor in Mayrhofen, Austrian Tirol
I wanted to be involved in the design, so bought the land and then engaged an architect. It is often described as one of the best houses in Kicking Horse - judge for yourself.
Open plan living with fabulous uninterrupted views
Sit at the valley end of the great room and watch the sunrise.
Ski back to the front door after a day on the slopes.