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Five Mountain Estates With a Chance at a White Christmas

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While much of the country has been experiencing warmer than usual December temperatures, there are still a few places left where one should expect a snowy white Christmas this year. In a weird twist of meteorological fate, one such place is Mount Charleston, Nev., just an hour outside of Las Vegas. The higher elevations have already received more than 6.5 feet of snow this season and there's more on the way. That's a boon for the sellers of this mountainside estate, currently listed for $3.9M. The 5,680-square-foot log cabin has views all the way to Sin City and easy access to the backcountry, plus the vaulted ceilings leave plenty of room for one massive Christmas tree.

? Developed by the now-bankrupt former billionaire Tim Blixseth, Montana's Yellowstone Club has emerged from its own bankruptcy filing and begun to attract multi-millionaires again. The private club, which includes a members-only ski area adjacent to Big Sky, has a wide range of housing types, from slopeside condos to sprawling log homes on acres of Montana mountainside. This is one of the latter, a 6,000-square-foot, five-bedroom spread on 4.7 acres. The price is available upon request.

? Telluride, Colo., in the southern part of the state, might be well removed from the well known resorts Aspen and Vail, but that just means there are fewer people around to sully the fresh snow. This mountain estate, built in the rugged, raw wood style so common in the Rockies, is a stunning ten-bedroom number. An estate of this scale and location doesn't come cheap and this is no exception, as it carries a $21M price tag. For that, the buyers get a bowling alley, billiards table, and video game room in the basement for good measure.

? Even closer to the Jackson Hole resort than Jackson itself, Teton Village, Wy. is a dream destination for skiers and snowboarders looking for a challenge. Well, this estate will add another challenge to their bucket list: paying off a $16.5M vacation home. The 13,200-square-foot log home was built in '08 and is accessible from the ski resort.

? Sometimes it's nice to change up that tired log aesthetic, and this Park City, Utah sure does with its stone Tudor style. The brokerbabble claims that it's a "Country French Chateau," we wouldn't go quite that far. At least it's also for sale at a discount to the log behemoth. For eight bedrooms and nine baths on 7.8 acres, the current owners are asking $7.5M.

· 4910 Cougar Ridge Trail [Zillow]
· Custom Residence 18 [Yellowstone Club]
· Autumn Ridge [Zillow]
· 7730 N Granite Ridge Rd [Zillow]
· 120 White Pine Canyon Rd [Zillow]