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America's Most Impressive Ski Homes

America's Most Impressive Ski Homes

Each year, millions of Americans hit the slopes at ski resorts across the country. For ski enthusiasts with the deepest pockets the best way to enjoy a ski trip may be to own a home on or near some of America's most prestigious winter destinations.Recently, real estate website surveyed realtors across the country and ranked America’s most spectacular ski homes; from Aspen, Colorado and Jackson Hole, Wyoming to Stowe, Vermont. These impressive homes allow their owners to live in luxury while enj
Source: TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

Each year, millions of Americans hit the slopes at ski resorts across the country. For ski enthusiasts with the deepest pockets the best way to enjoy a ski trip may be to own a home on or near some of America's most prestigious winter destinations.

Recently, real estate website TopTenRealEstateDeals.com surveyed realtors across the country and ranked America’s most spectacular ski homes; from Aspen, Colorado and Jackson Hole, Wyoming to Stowe, Vermont. These impressive homes allow their owners to live in luxury while enjoying some of the best ski runs in the country.

So, where are America's most impressive ski homes? Click ahead to find out!

By Paul Toscano
Posted 21 Jan 2010

10. Whitefish, Montana

List Price: $3.9 millionSize: Approx. 5,700 sq ftBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 4 halfThis mountain retreat offers ski-in and ski-out access, along with views of the Whitefish Mountain Resort and the Flathead valley. The property also includes an additional foundation behind the main house that allows the future owner the option of adding a guest home. The home has a mountain feel, with log accents both inside and out, a hot tub, porch and stone wine cellar that is carved out of the mountainside.
Photo: Will MacDonald - Trails West Real Estate

List Price: $3.9 million
Size: Approx. 5,700 sq ft
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4 half

This mountain retreat offers ski-in and ski-out access, along with views of the Whitefish Mountain Resort and the Flathead valley. The property also includes an additional foundation behind the main house that allows the future owner the option of adding a guest home. The home has a mountain feel, with log accents both inside and out, a hot tub, porch and stone wine cellar that is carved out of the mountainside.

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9. Sun Valley, Idaho

List Price: $8 millionSize: Approx. 8,800 sq ftBedrooms: 6Bathrooms: 3, 1 halfOverlooking the Sun Valley Ski Resort this ski home is currently listed at $8 million. It includes a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest house, along with an attached studio/office and solar greenhouse addition. The home also features 3,454 square feet of decks and balconies, as well as a cobblestone driveway, which was hand laid by a team from Switzerland who was brought to Idaho specifically for that purpose.
Photo: Vicki Carnes Broker/Principal/GRI Sun Valley Resort Realty LLC

List Price: $8 million
Size: Approx. 8,800 sq ft
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 3, 1 half

Overlooking the Sun Valley Ski Resort this ski home is currently listed at $8 million. It includes a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest house, along with an attached studio/office and solar greenhouse addition. The home also features 3,454 square feet of decks and balconies, as well as a cobblestone driveway, which was hand laid by a team from Switzerland who was brought to Idaho specifically for that purpose.

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8. Park City, Utah

List Price: $8.495 millionSize: 9,683 sq ftBedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 8Located in one of two major resort towns in Utah, this custom home was built to the National Association of Homebuilders Green Home Building Guidelines and sits atop a seven acre lot. Portions of the home feature two-story windows peering out on pine forests, along with a sweeping deck that features a hot tub and fire pit. The home also features an entertainment area with a 110" screen, a billiards room and a fitness room, the las
Photo: Shane Herbert, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

List Price: $8.495 million
Size: 9,683 sq ft
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 8

Located in one of two major resort towns in Utah, this custom home was built to the National Association of Homebuilders Green Home Building Guidelines and sits atop a seven acre lot. Portions of the home feature two-story windows peering out on pine forests, along with a sweeping deck that features a hot tub and fire pit. The home also features an entertainment area with a 110 " screen, a billiards room and a fitness room, the last of which takes advantage of the area's mountain views.

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7. Park City, Utah

List Price: $11.95 millionSize: 16,695 sq ftBedrooms: 7Bathrooms: 11, 4 halfAlso in Park City, this home offers a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountain peaks and canyons marking the area and also features an additional 2 bedroom guest house for additional privacy. The home features a balcony, several decks, a heated driveway, spa, hot tub and sauna. The home also has the distinction of being Mountain Living Magazine's "Top Pick" for Utah.
Photo: Tom Peek/Sean Matyja, Prudential Utah Real Estate, Park City, Utah

List Price: $11.95 million
Size: 16,695 sq ft
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 11, 4 half

Also in Park City, this home offers a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountain peaks and canyons marking the area and also features an additional 2 bedroom guest house for additional privacy. The home features a balcony, several decks, a heated driveway, spa, hot tub and sauna. The home also has the distinction of being Mountain Living Magazine's "Top Pick" for Utah.

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6. Arrowhead, Colorado

List Price: $11.95 millionSize: 13,700 sq ftBedrooms: 7Bathrooms: 8, 2 halfListed by the realtor as a "prime ski in/ski out location”, the home features 10 fireplaces, a grotto with small swimming pool, an outdoor patio with a waterfall, wine cellar, theater room, elevator and game room. The realtors have dubbed the home "Chateau De Mon Reve," which translates to "Castle of My Dreams"
Photo: Sondra Slappey, Keller Williams Mountain Properties

List Price: $11.95 million
Size: 13,700 sq ft
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8, 2 half

Listed by the realtor as a "prime ski in/ski out location”, the home features 10 fireplaces, a grotto with small swimming pool, an outdoor patio with a waterfall, wine cellar, theater room, elevator and game room. The realtors have dubbed the home "Chateau De Mon Reve," which translates to "Castle of My Dreams"

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5. Stowe, Vermont

List Price: $16 millionSize: 18,095 sq ftBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 6, 3 halfThis home features two wings, an east wing dedicated to the master suite while the west wing contains the home's library, offices and kitchen. The wings are separated by a great room which features a grand piano, while the entertainment room includes a studio-quality theater with seating for 18. After a day on the slopes, the home features something rarely seen in ski houses, an indoor pool and spa area, complete with marble
Photo: Sharon A Bateman, ABR, CRS | Pall Spera Company

List Price: $16 million
Size: 18,095 sq ft
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 6, 3 half

This home features two wings, an east wing dedicated to the master suite while the west wing contains the home's library, offices and kitchen. The wings are separated by a great room which features a grand piano, while the entertainment room includes a studio-quality theater with seating for 18. After a day on the slopes, the home features something rarely seen in ski houses, an indoor pool and spa area, complete with marble surround and cascading waterfall.

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4. Beaver Creek, Colorado

List Price: $12.995 millionSize: N/ABedrooms: 7Bathrooms: 9, 3 halfThis home offers an amenity that very few other ski getaways offer: it is the former home of a US President. The former President was Gerald R. Ford, who left his mark by detailing the home with American imagery, from flag-inspired artwork to the granite-carved Presidential Seal in the home's foyer. Large windows allow for views of the area's ski runs, which serve as regular hosts of the Alpine Skiing World Cup events. The home f
Photo: Kraig Forbes and Dee Dee Lantzy | Forbes Sotheby's International Realty

List Price: $12.995 million
Size: N/A
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 9, 3 half

This home offers an amenity that very few other ski getaways offer: it is the former home of a US President. The former President was Gerald R. Ford, who left his mark by detailing the home with American imagery, from flag-inspired artwork to the granite-carved Presidential Seal in the home's foyer. Large windows allow for views of the area's ski runs, which serve as regular hosts of the Alpine Skiing World Cup events. The home finds itself not only in prime position for skiing, but features access to a golf community for the snow-less months.

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3. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

List Price: $29.5 millionSize: 23,000 sq ftBedrooms: 7Bathrooms: 7, 2 halfIf you're looking for a ski home with a massive interior, look no further than this $29.5 million property in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Sitting atop approximately 10.63 acres, the home also features a guest house, a 1,200 foot gym, 12 seat home theater, an elevator, spa/hot tub, 7 car garage, and a wine cellar. Located near the Grand Tetons, this home brings residents close to many of Jackson's ski resorts which are known for
Photo: Pamela B. Renner, Jackson Hole Main Office Sotheby's International Realty

List Price: $29.5 million
Size: 23,000 sq ft
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 7, 2 half

If you're looking for a ski home with a massive interior, look no further than this $29.5 million property in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Sitting atop approximately 10.63 acres, the home also features a guest house, a 1,200 foot gym, 12 seat home theater, an elevator, spa/hot tub, 7 car garage, and a wine cellar. Located near the Grand Tetons, this home brings residents close to many of Jackson's ski resorts which are known for their high amount of snowfall and quality of powder. According to the realtor, this home will be featured on HGTV in March 2010.

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2. Aspen Mountain, Colorado

List Price: $24.95 millionSize: 9056 sq ftBedrooms: 7Bathrooms: 8, 2 HalfThis ski home, which offers direct ski access and eastern exposure on Aspen Mountain, also sits directly beneath the mountain's famed gondola. The home has a custom design, both on its exterior and interior, 6 gas fireplaces, a theater/media room, steam room, motorized window coverings and an elevator to all three levels of the home. The home also features views of Smuggler Mountain and Independence Pass.
Photo: Craig Morris, Morris & Fyrwald Sotheby’s International Realty

List Price: $24.95 million
Size: 9056 sq ft
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8, 2 Half

This ski home, which offers direct ski access and eastern exposure on Aspen Mountain, also sits directly beneath the mountain's famed gondola. The home has a custom design, both on its exterior and interior, 6 gas fireplaces, a theater/media room, steam room, motorized window coverings and an elevator to all three levels of the home. The home also features views of Smuggler Mountain and Independence Pass.

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1. Red Mountain, Colorado

List Price: $35 millionSize: 15,478 sq ftBedrooms: 9Bathrooms: 9, 4 HalfFor $35 million, you can own what Top Ten Real Estate Deals has labeled the most impressive ski home in America. Located in Red Mountain, Colorado, it has been nicknamed the "Compound on the Ridge," with a main house and a 5 bedroom, 4,187 square foot guest house, offering "front row" views of Aspen Mountain and Independence Pass. The main home measures 11,300 square feet and features a theater room with an 8-foot high defin
Photo: Mike Hefferon, Aspen Marketing Group | Mark Haldeman, Morris & Fyrwald Sotheby’s International Realty

List Price: $35 million
Size: 15,478 sq ft
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 9, 4 Half

For $35 million, you can own what Top Ten Real Estate Deals has labeled the most impressive ski home in America. Located in Red Mountain, Colorado, it has been nicknamed the "Compound on the Ridge," with a main house and a 5 bedroom, 4,187 square foot guest house, offering "front row" views of Aspen Mountain and Independence Pass. The main home measures 11,300 square feet and features a theater room with an 8-foot high definition screen, a 1600 bottle wine enclave, 4 fireplaces and a solar-ready energy system.

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