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Opulent Ski Chalets for Sale in the Rockies, Pyrenees, and Alps

Winter is coming.

There are less than 100 days until the New Year, which is either terrifying or energizing, depending on your constitution. No matter what, it's a wakeup call: Winter is coming, and it's time to think about how you're going to make the next six months fun. (Or at least bearable.) A ski vacation is as good as any place to start, and looking at some of the more extravagant options out there is a great way to begin.

 

Old Snowmass, Colo.: $8.95 million

A new home in Old Snowmass, Colo., on 40 acres.
A new home in Old Snowmass, Colo., on 40 acres.
Source: Douglas Elliman

While it might be difficult to describe this new, 7,500-square-foot home as “folksy,” it's certainly making an effort at that, with beamed ceilings and walls, stone floors, and a general nod to the architecture of the area. It's set on 40 acres of Rockies and looks out over a pond and open pastures. Douglas Elliman

 

Megève, France: $9.64 million

Chalet Loup Blanc
Chalet Loup Blanc
Source: Sotheby's International Realty

Located near the center of Megève, a village in the Rhône-Alpes region (and right next to the ski resort of Mont-Blanc), this contemporary chalet has five bedrooms, each with its own bath, plus a ski room and unbeatable views of the Alps. All that rich wood isn't bad, either. (Sotheby's International Realty)

 

Mont d'Arbois, Megève, France: $11.2 million–$16.9 million

A ski chalet in Megève, France
A ski chalet in Megève, France
Source: Sotheby's International Realty

This chalet, near to the Mont-Blanc and Chamonix ski resorts, has over 6,500 square feet, a garden, and direct access to cross-country trails and hiking paths. Let's not forget those 360-degree views. (Sotheby's International Realty)

 

Schönried, Switzerland: $9.1 million

A chalet neat Gstaad in Schönried, Switzerland.
A chalet neat Gstaad in Schönried, Switzerland.
Source: Sotheby's International Realty

In a village next to the famous ski resort of Gstaad, this 3,500-square-foot chalet sits perched 1,400 feet above sea level. The house itself is rustic. It's the views you're paying for. (Sotheby's International Realty)

 

Red Mountain, Colo.: $18 million

A five-bedroom in the Colorado Rockies.
A five-bedroom in the Colorado Rockies.
Source: Douglas Elliman

This five-bedroom, five-bath house has views of Independence Pass, Aspen Mountain, and Snowmass. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bath. There's a game room and a three-car garage. Clearly, you'll be having guests. (Douglas Elliman)

 

Andorra: $11.3 million

An $11.3 million ski chalet in Andorra
An $11.3 million ski chalet in Andorra
Source: Sotheby's International Realty

Spread over 16,000 square feet and four levels, this palatial villa has a gym, six-car garage, and swimming pool (for warmer months). Located in Andorra, the tiny principality sandwiched between Spain and France in the Pyrenees Mountains, the house is close to some of the best skiing in Europe. (Sotheby's International Realty)

 

Old Snowmass, Colo.: $60 million

An $18 million, five bedroom home in Red Mountain, Colo.
An $18 million, five bedroom home in Red Mountain, Colo.
Source: Douglas Elliman

What does $60 million buy you in Colorado? An 876-acre lot, for starters, on top of which sits this 18,000-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms, eight full baths, and three half baths. That's almost 10 baths! The house comes with two outdoor fireplaces, four fire pits, a three-car garage, a glass elevator, and major bragging rights. (Douglas Elliman)

 

Chalet, Barboleuse, Switzerland: $13.2 million

A ski-in/ski-out chateau in Barboleuse
A ski-in/ski-out chateau in Barboleuse
Source: Sotheby's International Realty

This chalet, connected to the ski resort, Villars-sur-Ollon (commonly known as Villars), has an astonishing 13 bathrooms, an indoor pool, and spa to soak away the day's runs. It's close enough to the slopes that you can ski in and ski out. (Sotheby's International Realty)

 

Crans-Montana, Switzerland: $6.65 million

Crans-Montana Chalet, $6.65 million
Crans-Montana Chalet, $6.65 million
Source: Sotheby's International Realty

This 4,300-square-foot chalet with an indoor pool, sauna, and gym is located just minutes from the Crans-Montana ski mountain in the Swiss-Alps. The home, which boasts a spectacular view, includes a garden, four bedrooms, and a large entry area. (Sotheby's International Realty)

 

Andorra: $6.7 million

A chalet in Andorra
A chalet in Andorra
Source: Sotheby's International Realty

This lovely chalet, set near the peaks of the Andorran Pyrenees, has four bedrooms, a three car garage, and a pool that splashes over with fresh mountain water. Which means that, in winter, it's going to be brisk. Still, that ski resort visible from the home's expansive, 1000-square-foot porch should be your cue to quit lounging around. (Sotheby's International Realty)

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