Pictured here our “Steal” – 2665 Larkspur Lane, Vail, Colorado, currently listed for $1.25 million by Led Gardner of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

We are kicking off our Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition with two incredible ski-in/ski-out listings in beautiful Vail, Colorado. Each property comes uniquely appointed and positioned on the slopes, yet with vastly different price points. Let’s compare and see what makes each one worth it. Bonus: We have pictures from both fall and winter seasons, giving you an idea of the beauty Vail affords year-round.

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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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Sit back, relax, and drink in the views. With the timelessness of a European masterpiece, 1548 Via La Favorita affords a rare combination of exquisite natural beauty atop a dreamy 230 acres, in a private secluded location just minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts.

“This is a truly timeless legacy estate that is perched atop vast and pristine acreage with unsurpassed views of every sought-after mountain range in the Vail Valley,” says co-listing agent Malia Cox Nobrega who represents the property alongside Barbara Scrivens – both from LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.

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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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