Chalet Roulette

Five Chalets to Book Early This Season

There’s no denying it—you’ve got ulterior motives for skiing: architecturally ambitious jacuzzis. Independent film festivals. Basically everything/everyone in the Alps. Here are five chalets that can help you live the dream, without leaving America.

UD - Park City, UT

Park City, UT

Your Sundance plans keep evolving. Seven master bedrooms, eight fireplaces and one private movie theater for alternative screenings evolving. Should you grow weary of cinema, use the ski-in, ski-out gondola leading to Deer Crest and Deer Valley. We won’t tell Redford you snuck out.

UD - Aspen, CO

Aspen, CO

Skiing: a gateway to other winter sports. Especially when you have a sizable frozen pond pre-stocked with fish that easily converts to an illuminated ice-skating rink at night. (Maybe put some cones up after ice fishing.)

UD - Steamboat Springs, CO

Steamboat Springs, CO

Two existing ski homes, combined to form one massive, nearly 10,000-square-foot mega-chalet. In addition to expected top-end chalet trappings (10 bedrooms, forest-facing patio jacuzzi), you’ve got foosball, pool and board games for off-piste competition. We know you come to Colorado for the Connect Four.

UD - Big Sky, MT

Big Sky, MT

No shortage of wood or leather furnishings at this spacious perch overlooking the Spanish Peaks of Cowboy Country, otherwise known as Montana. Your first mission: following the ski run that takes you to a nearby high-speed lift. Then: après-cowboy-skiing hot-tubbing. You’ve earned it.

UD - Lake Tahoe, CA

Lake Tahoe, CA

This one resembles a large, well-appointed Rubik’s Cube. (Think: opening scene of Sleeper, but for skiing.) Floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the mountains, and a saltwater jacuzzi. Saltwater jacuzzis are the new non-saltwater jacuzzis.

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