3 For the Skis
These Homes Make Hitting the Slopes Easy
by Lauren Varga King
Home to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, is the location of this 6,000-square-foot residence. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, this chalet is being offered for $8.5 million and offers modern, yet timeless, enhancements. Less than 10 minutes by foot to Whistler Village, this mountain retreat offers an open plan kitchen and living area, a heated outdoor living space, five en suite bedrooms and Creston home automation technology.
Source: Nicholas Soldan Harriss and Jamie J. MacDougall, Sotheby’s International Realty, Canada; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
In a convenient and quietly pleasant location, this spacious chalet in Villars, Switzerland, features panoramic views of the Southern Alps. Combining traditional style with modern amenities, this residence offers four bedrooms, five bathrooms and a modern kitchen with a bar and wok stoves — all among three levels of living. After a day on the slopes, come home to this $6.48 million luxury residence with a hammam, sauna, Jacuzzi, wine cellar and a comforting fireplace built from a 400-year-old Swiss watermill.
Source: Luxury Places SA; Geneva, Switzerland.
Cultivated from stone and wood and positioned on a prestigious property surrounded by a 1,500-square- meter park, this villa in Courmayeur in the Valle d’Aosta region of Italy is blessed with snow-capped mountain views. Listed for 6 million euros, the residence enjoys the best of both worlds — skiing in the Alps and close proximity to the charming town center of Via Roma with narrow, winding streets and a lovely shopping district.
Source: Silvia Sbarra, Coldwell Banker Italy; Milano, Italy.