Staying in high-end accommodations will enhance any ski vacation; staying in your own luxurious vacation home is quite another thing. The benefits associated with owning your own ski property are too numerous to mention. However, one thing is certain, such an investment will guarantee years of great moments. Below is a skier’s dream list of upscale accommodations throughout Vermont, home to some of the best terrain in the world. With high altitude properties like these, a snowy vacation is suddenly transformed into an extra exceptional experience.
Mount Snow Resort
For a variety of reasons, it seems that each season our ski group eventually winds up at Mount Snow Resort in southern Vermont. The location is ideal and the snow is superb. Couple this with a virtual smorgasbord of winter activities for everyone and what you have is a wintery vacation second to none. The clean, crisp Vermont air offers a sensual overload, and more often than not an azure sky perks everyone's mood.
Listed at $1,999,000, 79 Overlook Drive in Dover, VT is a spectacular three-story post-and-beam home that offers 6,654 square feet of space with four bedrooms, five baths and two fireplaces. Built in 2005, it sits perched on a hill with direct views of Mount Snow, Haystack, and the ridgeline, with sunsets every day. It's the perfect combination of a woodsy Vermont feel, while still providing the excellent quality and stylings that you would expect of a home at the Peaks at Mount Snow. The home features natural woodwork throughout, vaulted ceilings with expansive windows and natural light, a soaring stone fireplace in the living room, chef's kitchen, large hot tub, viewing loft and a theater among other amenities. The community spaces include a gym, indoor pool, game room, and door-to-door shuttle service is offered for those extra chilly days.
Stratton Mountain Ski Resort
Stratton Mountain Ski Resort is one of Vermont's upscale ski resorts with a village that resembles a quaint European town. Residences at the Mountain Reach, Village Community are located slopeside in the heart of the resort. As such, these townhomes are the focal point of the mountain. The A Style furnished townhome, listed at $2,175,000, is an end unit and is the largest of the Village residences. Located directly on the ski slope, just below the villager ski lift and above the Village shops and restaurants, this is about as ski-in ski-out as you can get at Stratton.
This home features a spacious cathedral ceiling living area with stone fireplace and lots of windows facing the mountain, a large separate den, four roomy bedrooms, four baths and three wood burning fireplaces. On the top floor is the master suite with a cathedral ceiling and incredible views. Outdoors, sits a large deck with private hot tub, while other amenities include a ski room with sauna, new stone countertops, and a heated two-car garage.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Okemo Mountain Resort is noted as one of the friendliest in Vermont; the abundance of activities there stretch far beyond skiing, and include snow tubing and a mountain coaster. Listed at $1,050,000, a sunny three-bedroom end unit awaits with valley views, a balcony and two fireplaces. The Bixby House 730/732 located at Jackson Gore features an open living plan, a bright living room, a custom mud room, gas fireplace, sliders to enjoy the balcony and views, granite counters, a farm sink in the kitchen, washer and dryer, and virtually everything you need to call this place home. The master bedroom suite has a jetted tub and gas fireplace. The Jackson Gore homeowner membership encompasses year-round use of all Okemo-owned facilities, including the Spring House, Ice House, and exclusive access to private owner’s lounges, library, and business center. Homeowners also receive preferred lodging rates for family and friends at Jackson Gore and at Okemo’s Golf Courses.
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe is the quintessential Vermont ski resort with its storied history and continued commitment to the environment, making it a very special place to visit. For $2,300,000, skiers can own a little piece of Stowe paradise. Each Mountain Cabin incorporates a level of quality and craftsmanship which has long been cherished by native Vermonters. Spacious decks and patios, ornamental ironwork and trusses, exterior stonework using local granite and quartz, large handcrafted timbers, and a local Vermont brick chimney combine to make this the ideal retreat. The luxurious bathroom features natural stone slab countertops, spa tubs with expansive mountain views, a spacious walk-in shower with Euroglass enclosures, and handsome custom fixtures and faucets.
Built to take advantage of their location, this is true ski-in, ski-out living right outside your door. Owners are eligible for membership in Stowe Mountain Club gaining access to the Alpine Club and wilderness golf course. All the delights of the Spruce Peak at Stowe community, including a community pool, shopping and the Performing Arts Center, are within easy walking distance.