6 exclusive ski getaways

There's no better time to score a posh slope-side home. From Aspen to Stowe, here is what's on the market.

Stateline, Nev.
Stateline, Nev.
Price: $5 million
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Square feet: 3,995

At the crest of a knoll on three acres, and accessible only by a private road, is a unique home with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. From the rare North Carolina Heart pine floors to the vaulted beam ceilings, there's no expense spared on the high-end finishings here.

After a day on the slopes at one of the six nearby ski resorts, including Alpine Meadows, Heavenly, Kirkwood and Squaw Valley, you can cozy up to the massive rock fireplace in the master suite, or sip hot chocolate in the solarium with views of the lake and substantial granite outcroppings outside. This home has absolutely everything you'll need for a relaxing evening in, including a wine cellar, a home theater, and an expansive deck with a built-in BBQ.
Last updated January 04 2008: 5:16 PM ET

Aspen, Colo.

Beaver Creek, Colo.

Stateline, Nev.

Bachelor Gulch, Colo.

Aspen, Colo.

Stowe, Vt.
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