Aspen has first and second ranked homes among top 10 U.S. ski homes

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 3, 2010 4:46 pm

Released today, gave us their list of the top 10 U.S. ski homes. Colorado killed it, with four homes making the top 10 list. Aspen was the location of the number one and two spots.

All the homes on the list are up for sale, and the ranking is based on the following: ski facilities, features, design, snow history, and location.

Besides cities in Colorado getting the nod, some other honorable mentions include Sun Valley Idaho, Whitefish Montana and Park City Utah. Interestingly, only one eastern state was represented: Vermont.

Here’s a description of the four Colorado homes that made the list:

• The Compound on the Ridge, Red Mountain, Aspen — This nine-bedroom “luxury compound” on two acres is priced at $35 million and was No. 1 on TopTen’s list. Property includes an 11,300-square-foot main house and 4,178-square-foot guest house. Amenities run the gamut from a gourmet kitchen and gym to home theater and four fireplaces.

• 900 S. Alps Road, The Residences at Little Nell, Aspen — This 9,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom home at the foot of Aspen Mountain’s gondola was second on the list. Its asking price is $24.95 million. Amenities include caretaker’s apartment, outdoor kitchen, six fireplaces, media room and exercise room with private massage area and steam room.

• 65 Elk Track Court, Beaver Creek — The former home of Gerald and Betty Ford, this seven-bedroom home came in at No. 4 on the TopTen ski homes list. (There’s a granite and native stone presidential seal set in the limestone floor near the entrance.) This home’s asking price is $12.99 million. Features include a kitchen with commercial-grade appliances, great room with stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows.

• Chateau de Mon Reve (Castle of My Dreams), Arrowhead — No. 6 on the list, this seven-bedroom home includes 13,700 square feet and is priced at $11.95 million. Features include wine cellar, gaming area, underground “grotto” with waterfall and spa, wood-fired pizza oven in the kitchen and home office.