January 17, 2014 6:33 pm

The pick of this season’s chalets for skiers looking to buy

Mountain homes for sale, including a lodge in California’s Olympic Valley and a villa near Scotland’s first ski lift
Painted Rock Lodge

Painted Rock Lodge, River Road, Olympic Valley, California, US, $5.2m

Where: Three miles from the Squaw Valley ski resort, 45 miles from Reno-Tahoe airport, and a four-hour drive from San Francisco airport.

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What: A five-bedroom, five-bathroom home, set within 1.3 acres of forest on the banks of the Truckee river, with its own gated bridge and 6,500 sq ft of living space. The lodge has a large games room with a bar, and an outdoor hot tub.

Why: Just a few minutes’ drive from Squaw Valley, which played host to the 1960 Winter Olympics. The resort features 3,600 skiable acres spread across six peaks, and includes miles of groomed trails, chutes, bowls, expert steep runs and beginner slopes.

Who: Chase International, chaseinternational.com, tel: +1 530 583 4400

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Chalet Divina, Méribel Village, France

Chalet Divina, Méribel Village, France, €9.88m

Where: In the Trois Vallées area of the French Alps, close to Méribel’s town centre, and a two-hour drive from Geneva airport.

What: A newly-built six-bedroom, four-bathroom chalet, with two reception rooms, a spa, sauna, separate ski room and garage. The property is furnished in a contemporary style and arranged over four floors offering 4,843 sq ft of living space.

Why: Méribel is part of the Trois Vallées network of ski lifts and runs. With about 600km of pistes, it is the largest integrated ski area in the world.

Who: Knight Frank, knightfrank.com, tel: +44 207 629 8171

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Moray Park, Grantown-on-Spey, Cairngorm National Park, Morayshire, Scotland

Moray Park, Grantown-on-Spey, Cairngorm National Park, Morayshire, Scotland, UK, £500,000

Where: Between Aviemore and Lecht ski resorts, two-hours’ drive from Aberdeen airport and heliport.

What: A four-bedroom Victorian villa set on 3 acres of land and a five-bedroom cottage with indoor pool – both in need of major renovation – plus offices and a gardener’s cottage.

Why: Aviemore was the site of Scotland’s first ski lift and is home to five four-star hotels with restaurants.

Who: Strutt & Parker, struttandparker.com, tel: +44 1463 719171

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Chalet Atka, Verbier, Switzerland

Chalet Atka, Verbier, Switzerland, SFr14.9m (£9.95m)

Where: On the nursery slopes of Les Esserts, two hours’ drive from Geneva airport and a 40-minute drive from Sion airport, which offers helicopter transfers.

What: A wooden chalet built in 1989 and refurbished in 2004, with five en-suite bedrooms, each with a terrace. The master suite has a hammam spa, fireplace and study. There is also a separate staff apartment.

Why: Situated just 850m from the main ski lift, offering ski-in/ski-out access, the chalet faces southwest and overlooks much of Verbier’s 410km of pistes.

Who: Aylesford Alpine, aylesford.com, tel: +44 207 349 9772

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Chalet Husky, Val d’Isère, France

Chalet Husky, Val d’Isère, France, €12m

Where: A three-minute walk to the centre of Val d’Isère, 475 metres from ski lifts and a two-hour drive from Chambéry airport.

What: A newly built chalet with ski-in access, seven en-suite bedrooms and 6,555 sq ft of living space. A two-storey indoor garden floods natural light into the property. Other features include a sauna, hammam, whirlpool bath, indoor climbing wall, shooting and archery range, and a large swimming pool with waterfall.

Why: Val d’Isère is the main resort in the Espace Killy ski domain and is linked with the resort of Tignes. There is plenty of off-piste terrain and a world-class snow park.

Who: Athena Advisors, athenaadvisors.co.uk, tel: +44 207 471 4500

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