Everyone knows what a traditional ski cabin looks like: lots of wood, stone accents, big fireplaces, and taxidermy galore. And while there are plenty of other types of ski homes, the newest trend in chalet design is decidedly modern. Sleek lines, sexy interiors, indoor/outdoor concepts, and sustainable materials are all hallmarks of contemporary design from Whistler to Jackson Hole and everywhere in between. Let's take a tour, shall we?
↑ This brand-new $6,195,000 Aspen listing has a loft-like interior complete with 14' windows and a movable glass wall that opens up to the outdoor entertaining area. Steel beams, timber accents, and a glass staircase provide modern updates to the traditional ski chalet aesthetic.
↑ Back in March, Curbed Ski drooled over this Larry Pearson-designed Jackson Hole abode featured in the New York Times. Instead of a formal entrance, Mr. Pearson substituted an outdoor living room complete with fireplace, sliding barn doors, and Teton views that will stop you in your tracks. Head over here for more info.
↑ Washington may not have as many traditional ski towns as other states, but it is producing some gorgeous mountain architecture. This home features expansive windows, an innovative sleeping loft to house guests, and even a bookshelf that opens to reveal a secret bedroom. Full description, this way.
↑ Built in 2011, this 5 bedroom/6 bath abode in Sun Valley is all vertical lines, imported marble, and contemporary light fixtures. Don't expect a single pair of antlers in the almost 5,800 square feet of living space.
↑ Perhaps the epicenter of new mountain design, the Tahoe area has been elevating the "cabin in the woods" motif to a whole new level. Situated around the corner from another impressive home (and close to the HGTV Dream Home), this Martis Camp retreat features over 7000 square feet, three master suites, and enough perks to warrant the $7,950,000 price tag.
↑ This Telluride chalet finds some mid-century mod inspiration in its 8,000-square-foot steel and wood frame structure. The home uses an L-shaped floor plan and looks like a mountain-inspired Mad Men getaway.
↑ We're not entirely sold on this 4 bedroom/4 bath Montana home just 20 minutes from skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort. The $2.89 million property is full of frosty, post-modern glass, concrete flooring, and oblong, glowing light fixtures. But is it more LA than ski? More info, over here.
↑ Vail may still have a thing for the faux-Austrian ski chalet, but there's no shortage of contemporary manses like this 6 bedroom/7 bath home asking $5.9 million. Zinc panels, limestone blocks, and clear cedar siding highlight the exterior while inside you can expect modern contemporary finishes.
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