460 Thunderbowl Dr. is listed by Chris Klug
Strapping up and schussing downslope is effortless from an immaculately appointed ski-in, ski-out property. Not too long ago, such real estate was a treasured rarity in Aspen. Yet a growing exclusive collection of ideally located, amenity-awash chalets are emerging on the market, offering skiers and lodge loungers alike prime proximity, easy accessibility, and, naturally, plenty of alpineinspired splendor.
300 Eagle Pines Dr.
Cross-country fans will find an inimitable combination of opulence and accessibility at 300 Eagle Pines Drive (Craig Morris, 970-925-6060), where close to eight acres stretch out invitingly, and both Buttermilk Mountain and the Owl Creek Nordic Trail are a step—or swoosh—away. A heated outdoor living space, accented with a cascading reflecting pool and spanning nearly 14,000 square feet, is ideal for al fresco parties, while inside, the $18.5 million home (fully furnished) features six gas fireplaces, 25-foot vaulted cherry ceilings, an entertainment lounge, and nine en suite bedrooms providing post-slope rest and relaxation.
Set apart on 17 acres that border the national forest, a 14,000-square-foot log retreat at 931 North Hayden Drive (Aspen Real Estate Company, 970-948-9485) grants access to both Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain. Perks abound for the non-skier, too: The $14.9 million property houses Aspen’s largest fire pit, a seven-car garage, a full soccer field with stadium lighting, and a sprawling open floor plan. Realtor Joshua Landis suggests the space is most suitable for families: “It has a movie theater room and a library that’s a good place for kids to study,” he explains. “It’s also right by Aspen Country Day School, and you’re eight minutes away from downtown Aspen.”
Another estate near Highlands, the exquisitely custom-built, six-bedroom home at 460 Thunderbowl Drive (Chris Klug, 970-925-6060), is positioned on the slopes of Thunderbowl—an optimal spot for suiting up and skiing out. The property’s fire pit, hot tub, and rustic stone patio offer outdoor distractions, while pictureperfect windows framing postcard views of the lower Maroon Creek Valley and the upper Roaring Fork Valley are best enjoyed fireside at one of the home’s fireplaces.
Glimpses of luxe on-mountain homes at 704 S. Galena St.
For renters seeking a superlative spot near Aspen Mountain, the Residences at The Little Nell provide 3,000 square feet adorned in a French Country motif and appointed with little luxuries, including a media room, full gourmet kitchen, and hot tub. Available for around $4,000 nightly, the home, located at 704 South Galena Street (Wendalin Whitman, 970-544-3771), affords mountain and downtown Aspen views.
Situated near downtown, home of the area’s most au courant après-ski options, is the Aspen Alps townhouse at 700 Ute Avenue. The $1.65 million condo (Carol Dopkin, 970-618-0187) is a top-floor unit outfitted in a modern mountainside aesthetic and features soaring cathedral ceilings, and, as part of a full-service housing complex, a pool and hot tub with Aspen Mountain panoramas.
The respite at 521 Pine Crest Dr.
Home hunters who are on the lookout for exclusive seclusion and subtle decadence will find the Snowmass mountain respite at 521 Pine Crest Drive (Margaret Iverson, 970-923-5860) delivers magnificent windows and natural light, an expansive balcony, and added treats including a hot tub and fireplace. Vaulted ceilings and wood and stone accents subtly reflect the beauty of the local landscape—plus, the five-bedroom home’s ski-in, ski-out access is second to none.