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11 Luxury Ski Resorts for Real Estate Moguls

    11 Luxury Ski Resorts for Real Estate Moguls

    It’s the perfect time of year for real estate moguls to take on some real moguls…on the slopes. So, here’s a list of some of the most luxurious resorts for enjoying winter sports:

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    1. Yellowstone Club, Big Sky, Montana

    1. Yellowstone Club, Big Sky, Montana

    High Rollers: Bill Gates, Justin Timberlake, hotelier Barry Sternlicht

    Your Digs: Custom residences or ranches

    Cost: $30k annual dues plus cost of required property purchase (custom residences start at $3.65M, ranches cost up to $18M, and there are private home sites to build your dream vacation home).

    Perks: 13,600 acres of private land, including 2,200 of “private powder” surrounded by wilderness. You used to need a minimum $3M in liquid assets to even be considered, but that’s apparently no longer the case. Security is handled by former Secret Service Agents. And there’s a strict, no ego policy.

    Recreational Offerings: Golf, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, archery, rock climbing and more

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    2. Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, Vermont

    2. Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, Vermont

    High Rollers: Unnamed presidents and celebrities

    Your Digs: Three-bedroom townhouse

    Cost: Up to $879/night

    Perks: Tons of shops and dining in a thriving arts community. But beware of Room 302. It’s rumored to be haunted.

    Recreational Offerings: Ice climbing, dog sledding, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, sledding

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    3. St. Regis Resort, Aspen, Colorado

    3. St. Regis Resort, Aspen, Colorado

    High Rollers: Luke and Owen Wilson, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, LeAnn Rimes, Meg Ryan

    Your Digs: Guest Villas

    Cost: $799 and up

    Perks: The Remede Spa has a steam cave, cold and hot plunge pools, and an oxygen lounge.

    Recreational Offerings: Paragliding, snowmobiling, dog sledding, hot air ballooning, ice skating

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    4. Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado

    4. Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado

    High Rollers: Jack Nicholson, Mariah Carey, Kevin Costner, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson

    Your Digs: The Walter Paepcke Suite at Little Nell

    Cost: Unknown

    Perks: Two stone, gas log fireplaces

    Recreational Offerings: Yoga for skiers at 11,212 feet, Jeep tours, fly fishing, snowcat tours, wine tasting, cultural activities

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    5. Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah

    5. Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah

    High Rollers: Dustin Hoffman, Jane Fonda, Bruce Springsteen

    Your digs: Stein Eriksen Lodge. Private homes and condominiums are coming soon

    Cost: From $895/night to around $1,750/night

    Perks: It’s the most expensive ski resort in the US. Only a limited number of tickets are sold per day, and no snowboarding is allowed. Celebrity attractions include Celebrity SkiFest in December and Sundance Film Festival in January.

    Recreational Offerings: Biking, golfing, shopping, swimming, tennis, fishing

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    6. Telluride, Colorado

    6. Telluride, Colorado

    High Rollers: Tom Cruise, Oprah, Jerry Seinfeld

    Your Digs: Lumiere Telluride’s 3,718 SF five-bedroom penthouse suite

    Cost: $1,150-plus/night

    Perks: A private chef

    Recreational Offerings: rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, hiking, aviation tours, hot air balloon rides, paragliding

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    7. Sun Valley, Idaho

    7. Sun Valley, Idaho

    High Rollers: Bruce Willis (who used to own a mountain), Larry David, Ashton Kutcher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, several Kennedys

    Your Digs: six bedroom/six bath Dollar Cottage

    Cost: $1,700/night

    Perks: America’s first luxury winter resort. You get a touch of history from the place that catered to the likes of Gary Cooper and Ernest Hemingway.

    Recreational Offerings: SnowSports School, Nordic skiing, sleigh rides, ice skating, tubing, sport shooting, hiking, biking, golf, tennis, horseback riding

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    8. Beaver Creek, Colorado

    8. Beaver Creek, Colorado

    High Rollers: Kelsey Grammer, Tiger Woods, Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake

    Your Digs: Trappers Cabin

    Cost: $650/person/day ($450/child) on top of base price for premium package

    Perks: Endless champagne and breakfast and dinner by a private chef

    Recreational Offerings: Tubing, snowmobile tracks, ski bikes, dog sledding, snowboarding school, snowshoe rentals

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    9. Vail, Colorado

    9. Vail, Colorado

    High Rollers: The Obamas, Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

    Your Digs: The four bedroom/five bath Game Creek Chalet at The Arrabelle at Vail Square

    Cost: $1,200-plus/night

    Perks: Rooftop hot tubs and lap pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, Tavern on the Square upscale alpine dining, pet amenities

    Recreational Offerings: Golf, rafting, fly-fishing, horseback riding, dog sledding, sleigh ride, snowmobiling, Adventure Ridge (a high elevation playground)

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    10. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    10. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    High Rollers: Dick Cheney, Harrison Ford, Judge Judy, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Jim Carrey, Sandra Bullock

    Your Digs: 3k SF, four bedroom penthouse at Snake River Lodge & Spa

    Cost: $1,448/night

    Perks: Wildlife safaris, a 17k SF five-story spa with natural light and views of Jackson Hole Mountain, swim thru indoor/outdoor pools

    Recreational Offerings: Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, bungee bouncing for kids, summer concert series

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    11. Powder Mountain, Utah

    11. Powder Mountain, Utah
    We admit to a bias, which is why we're putting this at the end of the list. PowMow, as it's nicknamed, is the pristine 10,000 acre mountain an hour north of Salt Lake that our co-founder Elliott Bisnow's company, Summit Series, purchased in 2013. It's the largest skiable mountain in the US and, with 172 runs, as is regularly ranked at the top in America for powder by Ski Magazine. Unlike most resorts, which feature villages at the base of mountains, Summit is building one at the top, surrounded by a phased development of 500 eco-friendly homes, condos, and time-shares. Instead of the megahomes as you'd find in an Aspen, these will be geared to the Millennial taste: more modest in size and oriented to the community, with all-season programming on business, politics, philanthropy, futurism, wellness, and personal improvement. Summit's expert at this: its conferences over the years have featured speakers like Bill Clinton, Mark Cuban, and Ted Turner; musicians like The Roots and John Legend; and attracted founders of Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and hundreds of other innovative companies and causes.