If you like staying in newer accommodations rather than dated, saggy, old ski lodges, then Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is the place to go. The resort offers slopeside accommodations in several lodges built within the past decade.

Bellstar Hotels and Resorts operate three lodges at Kicking Horse. Built in 2006, their 48-unit Palliser Lodge offers a quiet slopeside stay. Its location, sitting uphill from the gondola base, provides easy ski in-ski out access or a five-minute walk to the gondola, shops, and restaurants.

Palliser Lodge rents out studios and one- or two-bedroom condos. East-facing units look out over the valley and the rugged Canadian Rockies.

The condos come with fully equipped kitchens, so you can settle in for the duration. Amenities include fireplaces, satellite television, and wireless Internet. Some condos have their own private hot tubs.

Communal amenities at the Palliser Lodge were added with skiers and snowboarders in mind. Underground, heated parking keeps the car snow and ice free while an outdoor hot tub provides a place to soak sore muscles from pounding the 4,100 vertical feet at Kicking Horse. Secure ski and snowboard storage is also available. With Home Run out the back door, you can zip to the gondola for first chair.

Bellstar and Kicking Horse have teamed up with a ski and stay package this winter for Palliser Lodge. Rates start at $320 per night for a one-bedroom suite and two lift tickets for a day of skiing or snowboarding for two adults. You can add on more lift tickets, too. The package is available all season long, with the exception of some blackout dates.

The package has can be purchased online or by phone. Call 877-754-5486 or go online here.