Snowmass. Photo credit: Jeremy Swanson.

Real estate news continues to unfold in the Aspen Snowmass ski area of Colorado, where new Snowmass Base Village owners are reimagining the traditional cookie cutter ski resort model, and new vacation home options are catching our eye. Last month, we showcased the ski-in, ski-out Residences of the Viceroy Snowmass now available in the resort. Today, we’re shedding light on two new residential projects in Snowmass Base Village: the opening of sales of the residences of the Limelight Hotel, and the Lumin, new construction projects scheduled for completion in November 2018.

The two venues are illustrative of the latest in contemporary mountain vernacular design. Make the jump for a look at plans for these stunning new residences in Aspen’s neighbor, Snowmass and the exciting development plans underway:

 

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483 Beaver Dam Road Vail, Colorado, is currently listed by Heidi Bintz of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty for $11.750 million.

Born Free isn’t just a slope-side trail on Vail Mountain, it’s a lifestyle, a feeling, an adventure – and you can only get it at 483 Beaver Dam Road. From its jaw-dropping western views and exquisite mountain sunsets, to its unbeatable ski-in/ski-out access and lavish appointments, this quintessential mountain retreat is everything!

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Vail Valley is renowned for its natural beauty, and much like its surroundings, this Northwoods ski-in/ski-out condo with views of the Gore Range does not disappoint. Ideally located at 600 Vail Valley Drive Unit A106 sits this stunning two-bedroom, three-bathroom gem with 1,457 square feet of living space just minutes to all things Vail, Colorado.

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Steamboat Springs (Photo: Larry Pierce)

Ambassadors from the Colorado Ski Country marketing association visited Dallas this past week, bringing news of the 24 ski resorts in their consortium, which includes famed resorts such as Telluride, Crested Butte, Steamboat, Purgatory, and Aspen SnowMass. Believe it or not, ski patrollers have already hit the slopes in some areas, sampling the first snow of the season. Colorado Ski Country reps are touring major cities to spread the word of Olympic qualifying events, expansions in their member resorts, and thrilling new attractions.

Read on for a roundup of news of activities and improvements to look forward to this year. And, among the resorts affiliated with Colorado Ski Country are ten properties the association points out as hidden gems: smaller, under-the-radar venues that offer less expensive pricing and draw fewer crowds than mega-resorts. Those looking for a down-to-earth, approachable vacation home areas might want to make a special point to check these out. We include the list. Here’s the link.

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223 Beaver Dam Road Vail, Colo., is currently listed for $11.95 million. (Photo Credit: LIV Sotheby’s International Realty)

For those who seek an ultra-luxe Colorado retreat, this picture-perfect, four-bedroom, six-bathroom Vail duplex epitomizes what resort buyers crave. Here we name the top five reasons to love this exclusive ski home, ideally situated on desirable Gore Creek.

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373 Strawberry Park, Beaver Creek, Colo., is currently listed for $13.995 million by Andie Ohde and Malia Cox Nobrega of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

On the hunt for an idyllic mountain retreat? Well buckle up, because we zeroed in on one of the most exclusive, luxurious, action-packed, ski-in/ski-out properties on the market. Meet 373 Strawberry Park, an impeccably designed mountain retreat located in Beaver Creek’s most prestigious, gated enclave.

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Queue the James Bond music …

Perched 1,600 feet above the St. Lawrence River, any James Bond villain would be at home plotting the fate of the world in this modern luxe pad.  Just looking at the exterior, it’s no wonder it was the winner of a 2014 Nobilis prize awarded by Provincial Association of Quebec Homebuilders. It’s doubly no wonder it was seen in the pages of Wallpaper and Architectural Digest.

This aerie is located about 90 minutes northeast of Quebec City. By the numbers, it has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms within a generous 4,059 square feet of genius architecture.  It’s listed with local Christie’s rep Profusion Realty LLC agents Guillaume L’Ecuyer and Stéphane Caron for C$1.988 million.  Thanks to a strong US dollar, that’s more like US $1.57 million to you and me.

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Mountainside at Northstar is an exclusive ski-in, ski-out residential community perched aside Northstar California Resort near Lake Tahoe. At this location, over 40 miles of trails spread through 3,000 acres await resident skiers, hikers, and bikers just steps out the door. The Truckee, Calif., project is 15 minutes away from the famed lake, which affords boating and water sports. There’s plenty of golf in the area, too. And Mountainside at Northstar homeowners have nearby access to the amenities of the local Ritz-Carlton hotel, such as its spa and fine restaurants.

It’s amazing to see the facilities luxury developers come up with to make the most of environs. Mountainside at Northstar caters to outdoor adventure and nature lovers. Posh huts for campers join the standard pool, lounge, and workout facilities you’d expect to find at any luxury spot. Yoga and meditation enthusiasts will find dedicated buildings for indoor activities and outdoor platforms to practice asanas and reflection out of doors. Borrowing from collaborative business work spaces, a “Zen Cube” is in the works, a place where groups can gather to brainstorm collective ideas. The aesthetic of the project is alpine-village-gone-thoroughly-modern, incorporating natural wood and stone elements in contemporary industrial design that suits the setting with aplomb.

Whether you’re in the market for a new vacation home or remodeling one you already own, you’ll find inspiration in photos of a luxe home for sale which showcases outstanding modern mountain design. More here:  (more…)