Ski bums take note! There is still time to score your very own Breckenridge ski home for the 2019 ski season. Avid skiers know that living your best life starts on the slopes, and this ski-in/ski-out condo does not disappoint. Here you will have prime ski-in/ski-out access, plus a gondola connection to Peak 8, and all the attractions of Breckenridge just minutes away.
Every ski town seems to have its own appeal. It’s easy to get to, or it’s isolated and exclusive. It’s snowboarder heaven, or it’s snowboard-free. It a great place for beginners, or it’s dominated by advanced-level runs and black diamond-lovers don’t have to navigate around skiers like me.
Steamboat Springs in northwestern Colorado is known as an exceptionally family-friendly town. It’s known for lots of programs for children, kids-only lifts, and play areas and parks designed with juveniles in mind. But, the area has a unique natural feature with special appeal for adults: mystical natural hot springs where skiers, snowboarders, and hikers can relax and soak away tired muscles and aches and pains. Click here for a look at these therapeutic wonders and a gorgeous new vacation home listing in Steamboat Springs:
Ah, Aspen, a SecondShelters.com paradise of stunning ski homes owned by some of the world’s wealthiest and most glamorous travelers who desire the pleasure of a winter retreat in the snow.
This dramatic vacation home was previously owned by newscaster Paula Zahn and real estate magnate Richard Cohen who sold in 2007 for $14.5 million as part of their divorce but bought the property for just $3.8 million in 2000. The transaction was one of the 10 biggest deals in Aspen in 2007.
It’s all part of Vail Resorts’ ambitious capital plan to transform the guest experience at Park City, connecting the resort to the Canyons, and thereby creating more than 7,300 skiable acres. Infrastructure upgrades will be tremendous, and the impact will be felt throughout the valley. Vail Resorts is known for great skiing, and we can’t wait to see what they do!
The saying goes “work hard, play hard,” and that’s exactly what Dallas-Fort Worth TV legend and lifestyle blogger Jane McGarry does. Of course, North Texas has gorgeous weather 9 months out of the year, but where do you go if you want amazing skiing and outdoor sports?
“We looked around for the spot in the nation that had the most snow every year and it was Big Sky, Montana, so that’s where we built this cabin in the woods,” McGarry told Second Shelters. “Our hope was that our son, Michael, would get to spend some time in the snow.”
But the true advantage of the property was that it’s not only gorgeous in winter, but this sweet vacation home is on the Gallatin River, where that lovely Brad Pitt drama “A River Runs Through It” was filmed, so it’s downright phenomenal in the summer, too. Her cabin is “just down the road from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park,” McGarry added.
Jane McGarry and Dr. Drew at the Yellowstone Club.
“I wanted a ‘vintage cabin’ — something that felt like one of the original ones, but with the modern conveniences of comfortable bathroom and wi-fi,” she said. “We built around two things: the beautiful view looking down the Gallatin River toward Yellowstone, and the wonderful native Montana stone fireplace. The fireplace gets a lot of use all year round in Montana because even in summer the temperature dips into the 20s in the early mornings.”
Find out more about the cozy, charming second home where McGarry escapes the hustle and bustle of life in North Texas after the jump!
You know what’s exhausting? Shuffling to a million different homes throughout the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to visit with relatives both close and distant. It gets tiring and old, and the environment rarely changes.
This year, though, my family is considering running off to Colorado to take advantage of a friend’s vacation rental that fell victim to an unexpected cancellation. It’s a lovely cabin near great skiing, so of course we’re at least considering it.
It made me wonder who else forgoes the holiday shuffle for a more serene and relaxing Christmas vacation. Where do you go?