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European-style ski chalet asks $2.1M

Owned by Olympian and World Cup skier Tamara McKinney

An exterior view of a ski house with exposed rock surrounded by snow and pine trees. Photos courtesy of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

On the market for the first time, this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home is owned by Olympian and World Cup skier Tamara McKinney. Located in Olympic Valley, California, directly across from Squaw Valley’s renown KT22 run, the home features “top-of-the-world” views of the surrounding peaks.

It was built in 1981 and designed by award-winning architect David Tucker to resemble a European chalet, with custom granite rock work throughout. The home can sleep a crowd thanks to a studio apartment and multiple gathering spaces, and it features custom ironwork and exposed i-beams that contrast with the warm wood accents.

Recent updates have added new carpet, paint, and refinished oak floors, and the home provides access to hiking, snowshoeing, and ski touring out the back door on the Granite Chief, Pacific Crest, and Shirley Lake trails. Interested? 1853 Apache Court is on the market now for $2,100,000.

A wooden kitchen is open to a small dining area with gray trim and white walls.
With multiple kitchens and living areas, the home is set up for large groups or vacation rentals.
The interior of an A-frame house with dining area, couch, and kitchen.
The A-frame section of the house opens up to a large patio with mountain views.
A bed sits underneath the loft section of an A-frame house.
The upper section of the A-frame features one of five bedrooms.
A living room with exposed granite, wood-burning stove, and blue couch.
A wood-burning stove and exposed granite add coziness.
A log cabin with a light on, snow surrounding the structure, and skis at the door.
An exterior view of the studio apartment.
A view of a snow covered mountain with blue skies overhead.
Views of the Squaw Valley ski area from the house.