Lodging Porn: 11 Coveted AirBnBs Near Ski Areas Around the World
These snowy retreats at or near ski areas around the globe are highly likely to induce wanderlust this season.
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When AirBnB added its new Ski-In/Ski-Out category filter earlier this year, we knew it would be something to keep an eye on. Slopeside and base area accommodations are one thing, but when you’re really looking for something special, ski-in/ski-out gives you the convenience, the access, and, more often than not, the exclusivity that makes a ski trip a true ski vacation.
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Now, not all of these are truly ski-in/ski-out (well, alpine skiing, at least), but this collection of the 11 most wish-listed AirBnBs under the ski-in/ski-out filter doesn’t disappoint. From a traditional igloo in Finland to a modern Montana palace with unreal Lone Peak views, this list is likely to induce intense wanderlust. Consider yourself warned.
11 Snowy AirBnBs To Add To Your Wishlist
- Lac-Beauport, Que.
- Closest Slopes: Stoneham Mountain Resort, 18 miles
Bed down in a two-story glass house nestled into the dense forests of the Maelstrom Recreational Area and explore 20 kilometers of Nordic trails from your front door.
- Gaular, Norway
- Closest Slopes: Sunnfjord Ski Center, 15 miles
Stay in a literal box with views of the sprawling Norwegian snowscape. The Birdbox is accessed via a 15-minute hike from a Nordic base area, with alpine skiing a short drive away.
- Pelkosenniemi, Finland
- Closest Slopes: Pyha Ski Resort, 15 miles
Sleep on ice, literally, in this hand-built snow igloo hung with LED lights and decorated with ambient candles. There’s a “warm house” nearby with bathrooms, a living room, and kitchen (thank goodness).
Moose Haven Cabin
- Walden, Colo.
- Closest Slopes: Bluebird Backcountry, 32 miles
This cozy, adorable A-Frame sits at 9,000 feet in the Park range, with access to Nordic and snowshoe trails. It’s rustic—you’ll stoke the wood stove for warmth and don boots to use the composting outhouse 20 feet away.
- Huntsville, Ont.
- Closest Slopes: Hidden Valley Highlands, 5 miles
A two-story A-frame tucked into the woods of the Algonquin, this retreat is private and charming, with the just the right mix of modern decor and creature comforts, including a clawfoot tub, cook’s kitchen, and a gas fireplace.
Lipowe Wzgórze Limanowa
- Mordarka, Poland
- Closest Slopes: Limanowa, on-site
A true ski-in/ski-out to the quaint slopes of Limanowa, this ancient lodge is located in a fertile valley filled with leipzig, or lime trees, which were planted to celebrate Poland winning back its independence in World War I.
Lone Peak Home
- Big Sky, Mont.
- Closest Slopes, Big Sky Resort, 3-minute drive or .3-mile ski (can’t ski back)
Soak in your private hot tub with Big Sky views at this custom-built, light-filled chalet that sleeps eight in three bedrooms. From the boot dryers to the outdoor fireplace, no ski-minded detail has been overlooked.
- Breckenridge, Colo.
- Closest Slopes: Breckenridge Resort
It’s the perfect mix of privacy and downtown access from this two-story, two-bedroom-plus-loft cabin that’s nestled right up to a gurgling creek. Stoke the wood-burning stove, ski, relax, repeat.
Bryce Mountain Retreat
- Bayse, Va.
- Closest Slopes: Bryce Mountain Resort, 5-minute walk or ski
This modern treehouse a snowball’s throw from the slopes of Bryce Mountain has all the convenience and all the views. Settle into the porch swing and enjoy treetop vistas, when you’re not skiing right from the front door.
Lake Arrowbear A-Frame
- Running Springs, Calif.
- Closest Slopes: Snow Valley, Calif., 5-minute drive
Ideal for couples looking to get off the grid but still have slope access nearby, this charming A-Frame has a wood-burning fireplace, a movie projector, and a fully stocked kitchen.
Elka Park Cabin
- Elka Park, N.Y.
- Closest Slopes: Hunter Mountain, 7-minute drive
A peaceful, forest-enveloped retreat for bigger groups, this three-bedroom house is a great ski getaway thanks to a cozy fireplace, private hot tub, and quick drive to the slopes of Hunter.