Ski and be seen
Luxury slopeside spots for the spring skier
New York City may be flooded with rivers of spring slush — but it’s not too late to hit the ski slopes, if you know where to go. From Aspen to Vermont, elite New Yorkers are still donning their boots, skipping the lift lines and “wintering” at luxury ski residences of their own. Care to be one of them? Here are some of the best new homes to buy in upscale (and, in some cases, up-and-coming) enclaves where you can still get on the mountain.
The Hermitage Club
As Vermont’s only private ski club, the Hermitage Club has properties on the slopes of Haystack Mountain. The 14 existing homes have sold, but at least four more townhouses (from $925,000) and 13 single-family homes (from $1.6 million) are expected to hit the market in time for next season — though if you can’t wait until then, rooms at the Hermitage Inn start at $255 per night. Along with a 1,400-foot vertical drop and 38 trails, there’s a training center for alpine racing, a spa, an upscale restaurant, an edit suite for footage from helmet cameras, ice skating and an impressive wine cellar. Membership to the club is required, and costs additional. hermitageclub.com
Stein Eriksen Residences
These modern homes — 16 single-family and 38 condominiums — are being built on the side of a mountain in the legendary Deer Valley, one mile outside of Park City, Utah. Offering access to slopes limited to the public, it’s no surprise that 15 units — which range from $2 million to $7 million — were already snapped up since their January sales debut. Residents can enjoy the après-ski life at the Stein Eriksen Lodge; chateaus in the condo-hotel — which features a concierge, restaurant, gym and hot tubs — are also available, from $1.6 million to just under $3 million. Not quite ready to take the plunge? Rooms at the lodge start at $875 per night. steinlodge.com
Viceroy Snowmass is the newest luxury resort in Aspen. Units in the condo-hotel start at $279,000, while single-family homes are priced up to $2.5 million. Blessed with ski-in, ski-out access to Snowmass, residents can also easily visit three nearby mountains: Aspen, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. Corporate types will appreciate resort-wide wireless Internet access, the executive boardroom and ballroom for events—before retreating to the year-round heated saline pool. Not enough excitement? You can try your hands at dogsledding, too. To visit, stay at Viceroy Hotel, from $591 a night until April 19th. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com