Falling temperatures bring to mind powder ski slopes and roaring fires that help melt away the cold. In this week’s look at luxury homes on Forbes Global Properties, I set out to explore the Colorado Rockies, an area synonymous with world-class skiing and winter festivities.
From a condominium in Snowmass Village to a townhome in Beaver Creek, here’s a look at what about $2 million buys in three Colorado resort communities.
Beaver Creek, Colo.
Located two hours west of Denver, Beaver Creek is a charming winter wonderland home to four village areas. Boutique shops, restaurants and amenities are in full supply in the area, as is access to 1,815 skiable acres and 149 trails serviced by 26 lifts.
This mountain retreat in the Scott Hill Road neighborhood sits in a quiet cul-de-sac with a large deck and views of the nearby Elkhorn ski lift.
Price: $2.025 million
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Size: Four bedrooms, five bathrooms
Inside: Beyond a stone-clad entry, the home opens to a vaulted-ceiling living room with a stone fireplace hearth and walls of windows that take in tree-top and mountain views. The roomy kitchen is anchored by a tiered island/breakfast bar. There are four bedrooms and five bathrooms including a primary suite with a soaking tub.
Outside living space: Decking off the living room and upstairs balconies enjoy views of the surrounding mountains and trees. Residents also have access to such community amenities as a swimming pool, a hot tub, a gym, ski lockers and local transportation.
A world-class ski resort destination, Snowmass Village boasts more than 3,000 acres of terrain parks for winter sports. During the summer months, outdoor enthusiasts have access to more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails.
This coveted corner residence is located within the ski-in, ski-out resort community of Viceroy Snowmass.
Price: $2.05 million
Size: Three bedrooms, three bathrooms
Inside: The three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo was redesigned last year and is offered fully furnished. Wood built-ins and textured wallpaper lend a sophisticated look to the home’s interior. Walls of windows in the bedrooms and common areas take in views of Snowmass Cirque ridgeline and Assay Hill, a popular downhill trail.
Outside living space: A breakfast balcony provides a perfect setting for al fresco dining. Owners also have access to a pool deck and a fitness facility, among other amenities.
Represented by: Monica Montany, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate
Home to the largest ski mountain in Colorado, Vail is a picturesque alpine area with nearly 5,300 acres of skiable terrain and 195 runs for skiers of all ability levels.
Located within the Lion, a new luxury development, this corner unit is turnkey ready with its upgraded wood floors, designer furniture and built-ins.
Price: $2.1 million
Size: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms
Inside: Light hardwood floors and white walls lend a modern aesthetic to the two-bedroom, three-bathroom condo. The home’s open-concept floorplan features glass walls that bring mountain views into the living and dining areas. In the heart of the house is a gleaming chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry and an island/breakfast bar.
Outside living space: Wrap-around balconies are accessed from glass doors in the living room and primary bedroom. The community is also host to a fitness center, hot tubs, an indoor swimming pool and a steam room.
Represented by: Patrice Ringler, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate