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Wow-Worthy Ski-In and Out Retreats

Hit the slopes and be back in your cozy abode without ever seeing a road. These epic homes with ski-in/ski-out access will have you ready to grab your poles or board right now.

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Photo: Michael J. Lee. From: Ana Donohue.

Think Outside Your Basic Door

Anyone who has tried to wrestle their ski or snowboard gear out a standard door knows the struggle. The solution for this snowy retreat is a glass garage door, which makes getting in and out of the home a cinch, and leads to the locker room. Prepped for the going and coming, benches provide a spot for putting on and taking off boots, and layers of animals hides, durable carpet tiles and an exposed stone surround create an inviting space that's ready to handle the cold and snow.

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Stay in the Treetops

Merely five feet away from the slopes in Whitefish, Mont., this treehouse chalet is inspired by homes in the Swiss Alps. A sloping roofline, classic turret and mix of natural wood planks and cedar shingles blend seamlessly into the mountainous surroundings.

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Photo: Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International. From: Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio InternationalĀ®.

Made for All Seasons

This year-round escape to the mountains is a great gathering place during the warmer months, but really hits its stride with its ski-in/ski-out access once the snow falls. Picturesque windows are surrounded by a rich combo of slatted wood and stacked stone for the home's exterior, and a wood shingle roof stands up to the changing weather, keeps the home warm and reflects the surrounding mountains.

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Photo: Emily Redfield Photography. From: Griffith Interior Design LLC.

From Slopes to Fire Pit in Seconds

Snow lovers flock to Colorado because of its abundance of slopes, variety of runs, and of course, its rustically chic abodes. This sleek home puts a modern twist on the rugged with sharp, eye-catching angles and ample use of glass. Most slope-side retreats also have cozy outdoor areas that can be used year-round, such as a gathering spot around a built-in fire bowl.

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