Extreme Real Estate: Snowy Ski Chalets

  • Your Dream Ski Chalet

    Most ski fanatics dream of strapping on their skis to hit the slopes outside their front door. Winter resorts, condos and homes tend to be expensive real estate, but we've rounded up a few listings that might be within your price range. Photo Credit: Getty Images
    SoCal Style
  • SoCal Style

    In Mammoth Lakes, California, about six and a half hours north of Los Angeles and just outside Yosemite National park, a brand new ski-in/ski-out townhouse condo in the boutique Altis Mammoth Mountain development has a price tag of $2.1M. The three-floor, three-bedroom and four and half-bathroom condo was given LEED certification, meaning it was designed and constructed using environmentally friendly building practices and materials. Photo Credit: Mammoth Realty Group
    Laid-Back Luxe
  • Laid-Back Luxe

    The luxe, contemporary home has a top floor main living space with everything a family could want. There's an open plan kitchen, plus a dining and living room area. And that living room includes a stone fireplace, stone floors and floor-to-ceiling wood framed windows that open up to the terrace. There you'll enjoy jaw-dropping views of the surrounding hillsides. Photo Credit: Mammoth Realty Group
    The Lower Level
  • The Lower Level

    The lower level has a media room, a three-quarter hall bath and two bedroom suites, plus a private bath and separate sitting area. There is also a luxe spa style bath with a large "picture" window that's perfect for stargazing. Photo Credit: Mammoth Realty Group
    Lower Level, Take Two
  • Lower Level, Take Two

    The lowest level of the home boasts on-site laundry facilities, plus a bedroom suite with a fireplace (and spa-style bathroom). If that doesn't entice you, there's also a small deck with a private hot tub offering panoramic views of the majestic mountains and sky. Photo Credit: Mammoth Realty Group
    Great Outdoors
  • Great Outdoors

    The two bay attached garage will keep cars free of pesky overnight snow. Snow melt systems were installed on the entry and deck, although you'll probably be too busy soaking up the great views to notice. For more on this listing, contact Darcy Bauer (760-934-6516) at Mammoth Realty Group. Photo Credit: Mammoth Realty Group
    Ready for the Slopes
  • Ready for the Slopes

    In the Moonlight Basin area of Big Sky, Montana, a 3,963 square foot house on 1.3-plus acres comes with three bedrooms, five bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, and more importantly, ski-in/ski-out capacity. Photo Credit: Montana Real Estate Company
    Rustic Revival
  • Rustic Revival

    The rustic look of the home is also surprisingly luxurious. There's a living room with chestnut wood floors, stacked stone fireplaces and a vaulted, exposed beam ceiling. The towering windows, meanwhile, provide unobstructed views of the ski runs and surrounding mountains. Photo Credit: Montana Real Estate Company
    Stay Warm
  • Stay Warm

    A slope-side covered porch provides a vibrant view of ski hill activities. It's warmed with the help of an outdoor fireplace that's perfect for thawing frozen tootsies après ski. For more information, contact Leesa P. Anderson (406-580-3322) at the Montana Real Estate Company in Big Sky. Photo Credit: Montana Real Estate Company
    Taos: Mountain Chic
  • Taos: Mountain Chic

    Although much of New Mexico is desert, there’s plenty of top-notch skiing available in the mountain city of Taos, where a  three-story ski-in/ski out house with four bedrooms (and four and a half bathrooms) is up for grabs. Fully furnished and ready for fun, the home has an asking price of $799K. Photo Credit: Piñon Investments of Taos
    Easy Living
  • Easy Living

    Vaulted ceilings with exposed beams soar over the wood paneled main living area. There, a fireplace faces the gourmet kitchen, which features slab granite countertops and modern stainless steel appliances. Photo Credit: Piñon Investments of Taos
    Back on Deck
  • Back on Deck

    A wide, partially covered deck at the front of the house offers a view of the thickly forested property and surrounding mountains. Get more information on this listing from Evan Blish (575-776-8106) at Piñon Investments of Taos. Photo Credit: Piñon Investments of Taos
    Celeb Spotting
  • Celeb Spotting

    Locals call the mountain resort town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming the anti-Aspen, but the community is still a favorite among celebrity homeowners, such as Harrison Ford and Sandra Bullock. About 12 miles out of town in the scenic ski-in/ski-out community of Teton Village, a three-bedroom, three-bath top floor condo is listed (and fully furnished) for $695,000. Photo Credit: Diane Nodell Real Estate
    High Life
  • High Life

    The living room is stunning thanks to its wood paneled walls, vaulted ceiling, wet bar and ... fireplace. This isn't your mother's woodburner: The stone hearth and sliding glass doors open to a panoramic view that looks over the resort’s golf course. Photo Credit: Diane Nodell Real Estate
    Paying Dues
  • Paying Dues

    The condo is located at the heart of the resort, within walking distance of various restaurants. As a sidenote, the $1,314 quarterly HOA dues pay for firewood, water and electricity, window washing, trash and recycling. Dues also go toward maintenance of the common areas, both inside and out. Contact Diane Nodell (307-732-0303 ext. 10) at Diane Nodell Real Estate to get more info. Photo Credit: Diane Nodell Real Estate
    Priced Right
  • Priced Right

    While ski-in/ski-out communities are desirable, in most cases they can be quite expensive. But don't despair, we've found an option for those without a million or so to drop on a personal ski residence. In itty-bitty Killington, Vermont, a nicely appointed 900 square foot condo provides one bedroom and a bath with full-on ski-in/ski-out access. It's currently on the market for a reasonable $109,900. Photo Credit: The Bean Group
    Bold and Bright
  • Bold and Bright

    In addition to the large eat-in kitchen and carpeted living room, the small but well-equipped condo provides an in-unit sauna and mountain-view deck. Did we mention that there's a private hot tub? Photo Credit: The Bean Group
    Other Considerations
  • Other Considerations

    This purchase wouldn't be exorbitant for a ski-in/ski-out residence, but the owner would bear additional costs. Keep in mind that the asking price price does not include furnishings, and this year's annual association fees ran $3,945 with an additional capital fee of $2,436. Call The Bean Group (603-766-1980) in Killington for more information. Photo Credit: The Bean Group
    Aspen: Classic and Cool
  • Aspen: Classic and Cool

    There really are no two ways about it: The upscale, star-studded ski resort of Aspen, Colorado is pricey. Even condos can cost a mint: A luxurious 1,600 square foot third floor corner condo in the heart of a ski-in/ski-out complex in Snowmass Village, for example, runs $1.8M. Photo Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty
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