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Where to Buy a Ski Home: Western Canada

Looking to purchase a ski home? Western Canada is home to several ski hills, many of which are world class with surrounding villages built to utilize mountain activities year round. With a multitude of property listings, big and small, these centers are hot spots for acquiring prime Canadian real estate. Our luxury agents only provide us with the best listings, and we have selected some of our favorite luxury ski homes of the season to share with you.

Canmore is located within Canada’s renowned Rocky Mountains. Sitting just west of Calgary by 1-hour, the incredible Banff National Park is only 5 minutes away, and Nakiska Ski Area just 40 minutes away. Spectacular mountain views surround Canmore’s Main Streets where you can stroll past an array of local shops and fine dining restaurants. Just minutes from downtown you can find the Canmore Nordic Centre featuring World-class cross country skiing in the winter and 100km of trails for biking and hiking throughout the summer months. Other year round activities can include hiking, fishing, golf, skiing, snowboarding, dogsled tours, and hockey.

821 Silvertip Heights, Canmore AB
Perched on the edge of Banff National Park, this mountain retreat features breathtaking Rocky Mountain vistas from every room. Wood walling and ceiling panels create a rustic scene as you enter upon the warm tile flooring. The overall floor plan of the estate is quite open ended and modern, yet private and cozy. Top of the line finishes of natural woods and steel accompany the insulated concrete forms and custom oak timber frames to make this home extremely energy efficient. Complete with a wine cellar, gym, and indoor spa, this luxurious estate is a must see. 

Listed by: Chris Burns

Big White is located within the interior of British Columbia, just one hour from the city of Kelowna and YLW International Airport. Hailed as Canada’s largest ski-in ski-out resort village, guests can literally ski to their doorsteps or through the Main Street, which is actually a ski run! Skiing fun for beginners and families, as well as out-of-bounds areas for advanced skiers and thrill seekers can be found throughout the mountain. Perhaps enjoy the pristine beauty of the winter landscape as strong Clydesdale horses guide your sleigh through the forest or by snowshoeing through the many winding trails. Several shops and restaurants can also be found lining the main streets with annual local food and wine festivals to warm your taste buds. With activities to accommodate thrill-seekers and guests looking for a more relaxing experience, this location has all the amenities anyone could want.

525 Feathertop Way (Big White, BC) 
Known as the Crown Jewel of the mountain, this lofty estate is positioned on a perfect mountainside space upon one of British Columbia’s biggest ski mountains, Big White Ski Resort. No stone is left un-turned in terms of creative design and luxury estetic in this unique estate. This 9000 square ft palace is made almost entirely of cedar logs, adding to the natural landscape which surrounds it. Once through the front doors the sight of the magnificent cedar logs from the exterior bring themselves to the within. Wondrously warm lighting fixtures accompany creative shapes of the uniquely individual rooms and furnishings. Massive glass panes compose the facing crest of the estate, incorporating wondrously flowing windows which look towards the surrounding snow covered mountaintops of the Okanagan Valley.

Listed by: Jane Hoffman Group

Whistler-Blackcomb is North America’s biggest ski mountain, and this wonderland doesn’t fall short of its title. Boasting 8,171 acres of ski-able land and slopes, accompanied by 37 lifts and more than 200 trails there is enough terrain to occupy snow lovers or all styles and ages. Once finished your awesome day on the mountains, stroll through the meandering streets of the vibrant Village where an infusion of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants will add to the one-of-a-kind experience. Located on Canada’s West coast, the city of Vancouver and YVR International Airport is only a 2 hour drive away, with plenty more to see. 

2952 Highpoint Drive, Whistler BC 
Imagine a grand estate which is located in a prestigious neighborhood, accessed by a private residence-only gondola. 2952 High Point Drive is in fact located in the only private-gondola residence neighborhood in North America, not to mention located on prime ski-in/ski-out land. This renowned mountain oasis is best known for its spectacularly modern exterior architecture and luxuriously accompanying open floor plan. This masterpiece entails 7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and an overall 3 levels of 5,450 sq/ft of interior living space, perfect for large families and group gatherings.

Listed by: Maggi Thronhill