With winter’s icy grip in full force, our thoughts are invariably turning to alpine real estate. So we slalomed through ski-oriented homes for sale and found five on the market right now, close to the best snowboarding, sledding, and of course, skiing, in the country.
Naturally, after a day in the mountain air, you’ll need a place to hang up your boards and boots—and a cozy fireplace to enjoy with a cup of cocoa. If you can’t be at your ski-house year-round, you can tap into it for revenue. Many of these appealing abodes could work as short-term vacation rentals.
Pull on your snowshoes, and take a tour of these five homes on the market right now.
Terrific in Truckee: Situated about three hours from San Francisco, Truckee offers ski nirvana to cold-weather sports fans and a year-round getaway near beautiful Lake Tahoe.
This residence from the early 1970s fits the bill. Inside, you’ll find three bedrooms, hardwood floors, and a great room. An open kitchen features slab counters and a large island for preparing après-ski feasts.
The scenic yard backs onto a large common area leading to the Northwoods Clubhouse, for tennis, pool, and bocce courts. Ski resorts such as Palisades Tahoe are minutes away.
A-plus A frame: We love a quirky backstory. The retro A-frame built in 1973 had a previous life as a veterinary clinic. The listing notes that it’s “full of possibilities” and ready for its next chapter.
One option would be to convert it back into a single-family residence. The main building has 3,200 square feet, and was designed as a two-bedroom home. The 4-acre property also comes with a 1,920-square-foot detached shop or garage, perfect for housing ski equipment, a gym, home office, or bunkrooms.
The property comes with mature landscaping, a fenced area, a well, and a septic system, and is close to the 2,000 groomed acres of Bridger Bowl, as well as Big Sky Resort. In the warmer months, Yellowstone National Park is under two hours away.
Upscale in Vail: We know, we know—it’s not exactly budget-friendly. But it’s sure cool to see what brand-new construction looks like in the primo ski spot of Vail. This posh pad with seven bedrooms and 8,523 square feet provides everything you need to live out your fantasy of a winter wonderland.
Contemporary in design, the interiors offer an open great room, kitchen, and dining space, and an adjacent hearth room. The main level opens to a large deck with mountain views. On the upper level, you’ll find the bedrooms, while the lower level comes with a family room and wet bar. There’s a welcoming hot tub in the large side yard, and, thanks to the heated driveway, there’s no need to buy a shovel.
Other perks include an elevator, two laundry rooms, and an option to join the Arrabelle Club for ski-in, ski-out access, gym, and private ski lockers. However, this place already comes with an impressive mudroom with lots of built-in storage cubbies. The location is convenient to Vail Village, and close to biking, hiking, and golf.
Killer digs in Killington: Set on a corner lot in a quiet neighborhood, this three-bedroom wood cabin is close to Killington lodges, restaurants, and entertainment. As one of the most popular ski resorts on the East Coast, the area will surely draw many guests well into the spring. Its floor plan is equipped to handle lots of powder hounds—up to 14 people, to be exact.
The open-concept design offers a living area with large windows, skylights, and a cathedral ceiling. The highlight of the cozy living room is an exposed-brick fireplace, and decks on both levels allow for outdoor enjoyment.
The residence is offered completely furnished. Just bring your skis.
Super chalet: About a half-hour from Taos, this chalet-style home gives you plenty of snowy options. Enjoy the winter sports at Angel Fire Resort, or head over to Taos Ski Valley. Either way, you’ll return to a charming abode with views of Monte Verde Lake.
The four-bedroom home features a two-story great room with vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, mezzanine, and a lower-level game room. The flexible space works as a full-time, vacation, or rental home, and sleeps 14. If that all sounds appealing, the home comes furnished, with the exception of a few antiques.