Kicking Horse is a unique experience. Sure Jackson Hole and Whistler have great terrain, but KH has a whole different feel to it. There are very few posers- the people who come here, come to ski and ride. The resort doesn't have a J Crew store or movie theaters like Whistler- but who cares. They have that stuff in Seattle! Go to KH for the incredible skiing- chutes, glades, steeps, its all there. Of all the resorts I have been to, KH ranks in the top 3 (Alta and Taos being the other 2). Go there now and see a great ski area in its infancy!