Check Out these Slope-Side Estates Just in Time for Ski SeasonAmanda Molitor
Ski season is finally upon us, which generally means that people from all over the country, and even the globe, would be flocking to their favorite resorts in search of fresh powder and alpine adventures. Here in Colorado, we are spoiled with spectacular skiing right in our own backyards and this year, in particular, owning a ski retreat has never been more attractive. From Breckenridge to the Vail Valley, and beyond to Telluride and Crested Butte, some of the country’s most sought-after slopes are just a road trip away.
Perhaps the only thing more convenient than enjoying unbeatable access to world-class skiing in your own state is having a home that puts you right in the midst of the action. Colorado’s resort communities have been long-time favorites for consumers looking for homes that can provide a one-of-a-kind lifestyle or a vacation home to escape to. Throughout this year, these mountain towns have experienced a boom in real estate activity due to homebuyers’ demand for houses that can offer them a better quality of life and more outdoor recreation options.
If you are someone who has always wanted to live the mountain lifestyle, now may be the time to invest in a property that positions you at the intersection of incredible skiing and breathtaking views. LIV Sotheby’s International Realty (LIV SIR), proudly represents some of the most amazing ski homes Colorado has to offer.
In Breckenridge, one of the state’s most popular resort communities, a magnificent log estate awaits you. 56 Wild Cat Road, which is listed by LIV SIR broker, Bo Palazola, for $6,399,000, is a sprawling four-bedroom, six-bathroom home that boasts private access to the gondola and the Nordic ski trails right off the property. The home itself commands attention with its stately timber logs and intricate stonework that make up the exterior. Inside, the classic mountain aesthetics continue with vaulted, beamed ceilings, a grand fireplace, and picturesque views of the mountains and surrounding forest peering through every window. Bonus features include a billiards room and a home theater for fun on and off the mountain.
For a more modern take on the ski chalet, you might want to consider 165 Forest Road in Vail. This true mountain masterpiece is listed by LIV SIR broker, Alitza, for $45,000,000. If this estate’s striking contemporary design isn’t impressive enough, the one-of-a-kind amenities that it offers take this home to the next level. After a day on the slopes, which are just minutes away from the home, take a dip in the heated, 75-foot long, suspended glass-bottom pool. Destress tense muscles in the rejuvenating spa that also has a waterfall for ultimate relaxation. This five-bedroom, nine-bathroom home was crafted with no expense spared and no detail overlooked. Cutting-edge technology, the finest materials, and captivating views were carefully incorporated into the estate to maximize the mountain living experience.
In Beaver Creek, perched above the iconic ski slopes of Beaver Creek Mountain, sits 3483 Daybreak Ridge, which is listed by David McHugh and Heather Losa for $8,970,000. Inspired by both the grandiose design of lodges within our country’s National Parks and Frank Lloyd Wright’s airy aesthetics, this beautiful home is a rare find. Throughout the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home awe-inspiring views of the Gore Range and Beaver Creek Ski Resort can be admired. With exclusive ski-in / ski-out access to Bachelor Gulch and Beaver Creek running just steps off of the property, avid skiers and snowboarders will be in heaven. When you’ve completed the last run of the day, hang up your skis in the fully equipped, private ski room and head out to the hot tub for a relaxing soak or kick back and watch a movie in the home theater.
Make your mountain living dreams a reality this ski season. Learn more about these impressive estates and other amazing homes by calling 303.893.3200 or visiting livsothebysrealty.com.