Buddy ski trips are all about camaraderie on and off the slopes. Picking a new ski resort for the buddy trip can up the annual ante but sometimes, staying in a condo or hotel together won’t cut it. The solution? Book a mountain home for the whole crew. You can have the fun and not disturb the family with young kids next door.

Where’s a good place to go on the buddy ski or snowboard trip? Try Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in British Columbia. You’ll find plenty to keep you busy during the day. The ski area’s four alpine bowls are a mix of open bowls and gladed chutes full of Kootenay Mountain powder and its 4,133 feet of vertical can push endurance to new limits.

For the buddies, you can rent one of the new vacation homes operated by Lush Mountain Accommodations. The company manages on-mountain vacation homes that sleep 3-16 people. You can choose from their 23 current offerings, including intimate chalets and spacious, multi-story homes.

All accommodations come with fully equipped kitchens, private hot tubs, ski and snowboard storage, wireless Internet, and satellite televisions. You can take video tours of each of the properties online to choose what will best meet your needs.

Lush also provides services that make your stay more about having fun and less about taking care of details. They can arrange a shuttle to pick you up at the Calgary Airport, schedule spa services or a private chef to come to your home, and coordinate childcare. You can also send a grocery list ahead of time, and they will stock the refrigerator for you. Your stay can include daily or weekly housekeeping.

Kicking Horse is scheduled to operate this winter from Dec. 7, 2012 through April 7, 2013. Lush Mountain Accommodations has vacation homes available during that time.

Round up the ski buddies, and appoint someone to make the reservations. Reservations can be booked online or by calling 888-344-8681 or 250-344-8681.