Winter wonderland homes with a wow factor

Ahhhh, winter. If you’re daydreaming about gliding through a snowy landscape or ice-skating under twinkling stars, we have you covered. All of these luxury homes are located in places that come alive during the winter, from swank ski towns to remote mountaintops. But these homes offer much more than just a place to warm up. Their interiors are just as stunning as the snow-covered vistas outside their windows, and amenities like hot tubs and wood-burning fireplaces guarantee you’ll be sufficiently thawed out before the next day’s snowy adventure.

Beautiful days in Big Sky, MT

Whoever named this area Big Sky wasn’t kidding. The blue skies seem to stretch forever, and it’s even more beautiful under a dusting of snow. Big Sky is a winter wonderland for anyone who loves to be outside on a crisp winter day. There are more than 5,000 skiable acres here, and this ski-in, ski-out condo guarantees you’ll spend more time on the slopes than driving to them. Get ready for a big day of skiing by cooking up a hearty breakfast in the cozy kitchen—with a view! Après ski, enjoy a hot chocolate in front of the fireplace while taking in the mountain view.

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Peak views in Park City, UT

Think of Park City as a ski town on cuteness steroids. It’s packed with stylish boutiques and restaurants, but cute factor aside, Park City’s world-class skiing is what draws the crowds. This luxe mountain home is as equally awesome as Park City’s endless powder. With four bedrooms, it can accommodate a crowd in opulent style, but it’s all about the mountain views here. In the sleek open living space, watch the snow fall while snuggling under a blanket on the cozy sofas, or enjoy a meal in front of perfectly-placed picture windows. Wake up to stellar views from every bedroom window, preparing you for a great day on the slopes.

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Après ski at Alpine Meadows, CA

Lake Tahoe is the biggest alpine lake in the US, and that translates into huge dumps of powder every winter. After a day of skiing—or ice-skating—warm up by the stone fireplace in this classic A-frame chalet tucked into the mountains. The open floor plan ensures plenty of family bonding as well as killer views from the huge windows. A soak in the hot tub under the stars is the perfect cap to a day of snowy adventures.

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Welcome winter in Winhall, VT

Who doesn’t adore Vermont, with its postcard-perfect little towns, laid-back attitude, and maple syrup everything? If you love all that, plus snowy activities like skiing and sleigh rides, gather friends and family at this spacious chalet. In true Vermont style, this home has wow factor but it’s hardly flashy. The centerpiece of the home is a three-story stone fireplace, ensuring that everyone stays toasty. Stratton Mountain is just minutes away, so after a day of skiing, you can gather ’round the dining table (under the antler chandelier) in no time and recap your adventures on the slopes.

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