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5 Luxury Condos Near World-Class Ski Resorts

Mar 24, 2022 | By: Wendy Helfenbaum

Fancy a pied-à-terre nestled in the mountains? Here are five gorgeous condominium developments near some of the world’s best ski resorts.

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Near Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada…

Avid skiers who want access to two interconnected majestic mountains at once will love the award-winning Whistler Blackcomb experience, which includes 200 runs and more than 8,000 acres to explore. Home to the world’s longest unsupported gondola, Peak 2 Peak, the four-season resort offers guests spectacular 360-degree views of the Canadian Rockies. Whistler Blackcomb is the biggest ski resort in Canada, equally known for its bustling alpine village packed with upscale eateries and shops. 

Located about 90 minutes from the slopes in Vancouver, the Onni Group’s newly built 1355 Howe is an elegant 40-story, 120-unit complex designed by the award-winning IBI Group. Featuring four or five units per floor, allowing residents to combine spaces to create personalized configurations, available residences start around $1.5 million.

Near Deer Valley in Park City, Utah…

With its 2,000 acres of wide-open, powder-packed terrain, Deer Valley is one of the top ski destinations in North America, with skiers flocking here to experience the pristine powder and challenging slopes. Located in the mountain town of Park City, Utah, the hill can accommodate more than 50,000 skiers per hour. 

The Deer Valley area also has luxurious condominiums—many of which are at the base of the hill. In the sought-after Silver Lake Village, located in Upper Deer Valley, The Residences at Goldener Hirsch are the perfect spot for après-ski. Designed by renowned architect Tom Kundig, the contemporary two-building property features 39 residential units, a patio with fire pits, plenty of ski storage, spa treatment rooms, and an upscale, five-diamond restaurant on-site. There’s also a rooftop deck with a pool and cantilevered hot tub, where residents can enjoy stunning mountain views. Available residences begin at $4.6 million for a two-bedroom, three-bathroom.

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Near Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan…

Hugely popular with international jetsetters, Niseko is one of Asia’s leading winter resort destinations, known for its light, fluffy snow and extended ski season, which runs from November through May. Located on the island of Hokkaido near the city of Sapporo in northern Japan, the ski resort features four connected main areas where visitors can enjoy its wide-open powder bowls or glade runs, along with jaw-dropping views of Mount Yotei. 

At the top of Hirafu Village sits MATIÈ Niseko, a luxurious new hotel-condominium with premium ski-in, ski-out access to the Grand Hirafu resort. With its private owners lounge, nearby gourmet dining options, and underground parking, the seven-story, 114-unit property has residences ranging from one to five bedrooms, all with panoramic mountain views. Discerning residents can take advantage of the year-round activities surrounding this complex, including hiking trails and crystal-clear lakes.

Near Andermatt in Zurich, Switzerland…

It may be the financial capital of the world, but Switzerland’s largest city is also home to many excellent ski centers, many of which are less than an hour from the downtown core. One of the most exclusive alpine resorts is Andermatt, which, thanks to its high altitude, offers terrific snow conditions throughout the winter season, plus more than 70 miles of trails. It’s also known for the wide variety of spas for those who want to enjoy some truly luxurious wellness activities.

As the newest river-facing condominium development in the car-free village of Andermatt, Altera features 12 sophisticated residences designed for year-round modern alpine living. The property’s floor-to-ceiling windows maximize the abundant natural light and fabulous mountain views, and there’s a residents lounge with a fireplace, along with a sauna and spin studio.

Near Mont-Blanc in Chamonix, France…

Located at the foot of Mont Blanc, Chamonix has long been bringing in mountain lovers who are attracted by its variety of options for both skiing and hiking. Skiing in the French Alps is legendary, thanks to numerous trails for both expert and beginner skiers. 

New or newly renovated developments don’t pop up here every day, so when M du Montana in the nearby charming village of Argentière was announced, it created some excitement. The boutique property—once a hotel—features 12 newly renovated condominiums, each with easy slope access and its own terrace to maximize light and views from the Grands Montets ski center, located across the street.