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Ski-in/ski-out lodging can be more than just a convenient spot to hang your ski hat.
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Ski-in/ski-out lodging can be more than just a convenient spot to hang your ski hat.
Suite Digs

There's ski-in/ski-out lodging, and then there's roll-out-of-bed-onto-your-skis lodging: You know, those gargantuan trailside homes that could be mistaken for midmountain day-lodges, the places with which you find yourself eye-level as you ride a lift along the edge of a trail. That's the kind of ski-in/ski-out we're talking here. These six dream homes will redefine your notion of staying "slopeside. Drool away.

2 Northside Court

- Deer Valley, Utah

Beds/Baths: 5/7

Nearest Slope: Hawkeye trail, right out the front door

Square Footage: 6,500

Perks: More space than you'll ever need. This custom home has a great room on the second floor with a wood-burning fireplace, another great room downstairs with a wet bar, plus a game room. The gourmet kitchen has granite counters, and the two master suites have fireplaces and jetted tubs. Your personal concierge is available by private cell phone 24/7.

Nightly Rate: $3,679—$5,499

Book: eastwestresorts.com; 866-282-7056

Tempter House - Telluride, Colo.

Beds/Baths: 2/2

Nearest Slope: Gold Hill, directly below

Square Footage: 2,052

Perks: Perched in the clouds, this property is truly unique. Ski patrol drops you off via snowmobile, and you'll have the place - and the mountaintop - to yourselves. (Patrol is available by radio.) The five-story house has a pool table, log fireplace, steam shower, gourmet kitchen and jaw-dropping views of the knife-edged San Juans from every room.

Nightly Rate: $1,500—$5,000

Book: kickinghorseresort.com; 866-754-5425

Solitude Private Home - Okemo, Vt.

Beds/Baths: 5/4.5

Nearest Slope: Sidewinder trail, behind the house

Square Footage: 3,500

Perks: A place made for a family ski vacation, the three-story house has an oversized family room with a big-screen TV and foosball table, a separate den and living room for adults, a jacuzzi tub in the master suite, a pool, an indoor half-size basketball court and boot dryers in the mudroom. And the Sidewinder trail is right in the backyard.

Nightly Rate: $1,150—$3,465

Book: okemo.com; 800-786-5366