There’s near the mountain and then there’s on the mountain, and ski-in/ski-out homes put you as close as you can go. “You can take your skis for a very short walk or click them on and you go out and you ski into the house,” says Carol Dopkin, an agent with Engel & Völkers Aspen.
The homes are a commodity among skiers. “I think ski in/ski out impacts value hugely, everywhere,” said Ms. Dopkin.
Most such homes are found in high-end condo developments or within resorts. “Typically that land adjacent to ski runs isn’t up for private sale,” said Ray Calabro, an architect with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. “Usually that’s part of a resort development that allows a certain number of single-family homes, a certain number of multi-family like condominiums and townhomes.”
Mr. Calabro designed a ski-in/ski-out home at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in British Columbia.
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