If you’ve been dreaming of a winter wonderland, you’ll be in awe of these tranquil and comfortable luxury ski and mountain homes. There’s nothing better than living in the midst of powdery snow, gorgeous mountains, and a snowsport resort lifestyle. (And there are touted health benefits to living on a mountain, too.)
Check out these 9 luxurious homes around the world and here in the U.S., and plan your next trip to the slopes.
Is there a dreamier way to enjoy a winter wonderland? This estate features a passageway connecting the main residence and guest house that also offers a mudroom, a wine cellar, and a massage room. You’d almost never need to leave– except to hit the slopes.
Two million visitors a year flock to Whistler Blackcomb, the largest ski resort in North America. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Whistler was the site of all the alpine skiing events.
This Sion property is next door to some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, and convenient to world-class ski resorts Zermatt and Verbier (recognize the Matterhorn, anyone?). It is a contemporary stunner that will have us dreaming of skiing year-round.
Plus, last year it just got easier to fly into Sion via the UK. The steep approach into this airport is one of the world’s trickiest for specially-trained pilots to land, but commercial services are offering more flights to meet demand.
Located in the ski area of the Dolomites, in an area that hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics, this cozy villa evokes warmth and historic charm. Built in 1900 and later restored by renowned architect Luigi Vietti, it is a prime example of his “Cortina” style: a sociable and romantic interior that is relaxed, and aims to be in harmony with surrounding nature.
We are tempted to grab a good book and a cozy throw–and never leave.
This stunning, contemporary 11,000+ square foot property lies in the middle of the one the largest ski resorts in the world–and the largest ski mountain in Colorado.
Vail was the almost home of the 1976 Olympic skiing competitions (until Coloradans voted not to fund the Olympics), and it is also where 2010 gold medalist Lindsey Vonn grew up training.
Enjoy ski-in/ski-out access to amazing recreation and amenities, as well as condo-like efficiency in a full-size luxury property. This 5-bed, 4.5-bath mountain-chic home at Spruce Peak has a stunning contemporary style. Clean lines are complimented with pristine views of Mt. Mansfield skiing trails outside the windows.
Both peaks offer over 40 miles worth of skiing trails, and the community also has impressive year-round activities.
We are loving this elegant, European style home with natural stone elements and enviable fireplaces. At the end of a private drive and bordered by open space on all sides, you could hardly find a better situation for mountain viewing.
An Austrian investor opened Sun Valley as America’s first destination ski resort in the 1930s. Today, year-round fun and all manner of outdoor recreation abound.
Photo Courtesy of Sun Valley Resort
A modern and sleek 2016 construction by ranch-inspired architect Suzanne Allen-Guerra. On one of the largest lots in downtown Breckenridge and only steps away from all the action, you can have it all at this property– from entertaining in the world-class kitchen to hosting on the expansive patio.
Breckenridge was the site of the Dew Tour, this year’s Olympic qualifying event for snowboarding and freeskiing competitions. In the 1980s, a Breckenridge local C.J. “Crazy John” Mueller was a member of the first (and only) U.S. Olympic Speed Skiing team. Breckenridge has also been home to many other notable Olympic figures.
Breathtaking views take center stage (and speak for themselves) in this true ski and mountain home, with a two-floor wall of windows in the main room. A big, 9-passenger snowcat is even included for getting around in winter months.
Alta is situated part-way up the Little Cottonwood Canyon of Mt. Superior, the most iconic (and most popular ski mountain) of the Wasatch Range.
This Nevada-side Lake Tahoe home offers ski-in/ski-out access to Heavenly Villages‘ Stagecoach run and all the conveniences of a modern home. We can’t decide whether we’d like to hang out in the hot tub on the covered deck, by the cozy fireplaces in the living area and bedroom, or by the bar in the entertainment room.
In the Lake Tahoe region, Squaw Valley was home to the 1960 Winter Olympics. Lake Tahoe is home to several Olympians, including Jamie Anderson, who is a top-ranked snowboarder in the world and the only woman to win multiple gold medals for snowboarding. Some are hopeful that Nevada Lake Tahoe will host the Winter Olympics again in the near future.
We are also eyeing beautiful properties at Beaver Creek resort, which is regularly named one of the most luxurious in the U.S. (Luxury Portfolio currently has 19 stunning listings). It is also one of the only sites in the country that regularly hosts the Men’s Alpine Ski World Cup.
Gorgeous custom-built 33 Strawberry Road (top left)
Timeless interior of this Bachelor Gulch home (top right)
Stunning view from Elk Track property (bottom)
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With so many unique properties, we’ll be thinking of gorgeous winter views and recreation long after the Olympics are over. Which property is your favorite Winter Olympics inspiration?