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See some homes that allow easy access to all your favorite resort has to offer
Posted: February 21, 2024 by Erin Duval

Imagine waking up to a pristine blanket of snow, with the promise of a bluebird day filled with downhill descents and cross-country explorations. Owning a property near one of Montana’s many ski resorts can transform winter into a wonderland right at your doorstep. The landscape adorned in white becomes your personal playground, inviting you to revel in the joys of the season. From Whitefish Mountain Resort to Big Sky Resort, Montana’s slopes offer world-class skiing along with small-town charm. 

99 Orion Court, Whitefish | 6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms | 6,134 Sq Ft
MLS# 30018532 | $7,985,000
Matt Buckmaster | 406-261-8350 | Matt@purewestmt.com

Just a few miles north of Whitefish looms Big Mountain and the world-class Whitefish Mountain Resort. The mountain offers 14 lifts accessing more than 3,000 acres of terrain, and currently boasts one of the highest snowpacks in the west! The resort is also known for its generous uphill access policy, which allows backcountry enthusiasts or ski mountaineer racers the chance to skin up the mountain to catch sunrise, and then do a second (or third) lap during the day. 

7 Renegade Road, Big Sky | 6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms | 7,016 Sq Ft
MLS# 386722 | $16,000,000 | Contingent
Mary Wheeler | 406-539-1745 | Mwheelerbigsky@gmail.com

Whitefish has hit record visitation for six straight years, and yet still feels like a small-town resort. A new high-speed sixpack chairlift keeps lift lines short. The town of Whitefish offers family-friendly activities throughout January and February, making the downslope community just as vibrant as the slopeside one.  

75 Slopeside Drive, Whitefish | 4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms | 3,635 Sq Ft
MLS# 30019084 | $2,999,999
Rhonda Kohl | 406-250-5849 | Rhonda@purewestmt.com

Missoula and the Bitterroot Valley sit at the intersection of myriad skiing opportunities. Snowbowl is a 20-minute drive north of Missoula and maintains a laid-back vibe for a college ski town. Straight west along the highway, Lookout Pass Ski area perches on the Idaho-Montana border, perfectly located to pick up maximum powder from passing storms. 

Heading south, the opportunities continue, starting with top-notch cross-country skiing at Lolo Pass. More than 22 miles of trails are groomed weekly. In the Bitterroot Valley and beyond, Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Discovery Mountain, and Maverick Mountain offer excellent skiing tucked away among Montana’s small towns. A Montana home in Hamilton or Sula provides a quick commute to the slopes at Lost Trail, while real estate in Philipsburg and Anaconda offer easy access to Discovery Mountain. 

24 Low Dog, Big Sky | 5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms | 4,356 Sq Ft
MLS# 388555 | $4,895,000
Sandy Revisky | 406-539-6316 | Sandy@ownbigsky.com

No talk about luxury real estate in Montana’s ski communities is complete without mention of Big Sky Resort, which offers both world-class skiing and the wide variety of amenities one expects in a mountain-focused town. The resort is in the final phase of Big Sky 2025, an ambitious 10-year plan to transform the entire Big Sky experience with improved air and ground transportation, new dining options, and upgraded chairlifts. The Swift Current 6 is now the fastest lift in North America, and the Ramcharger 8, installed in 2018, was the first eight-person chairlift in North America, whisking 3,600 skiers per hour to the top of Andesite Mountain. A ski-in / ski-out alpine property in Big Sky will facilitate a winter full of fun, and a lifestyle worthy of your favorite A-lister.

35 A Heavy Runner Road, Big Sky | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms | 1,844 Sq Ft
MLS# 389584 | $2,075,000
Michael Thomas | 406-581-2400 | Michael.bigsky@gmail.com

Ski resort communities in Montana foster a unique camaraderie among residents. Shared love for winter sports creates a sense of community, where neighbors become ski buddies and local events and festivities further enhance the social fabric of the region. The same experiences can be had at Lakeside’s Blacktail Mountain Ski Area and Bozeman’s Bridger Bowl, from Big Sky Resort to Red Lodge Resort. 

Montana boasts some of the finest ski resorts in the country, and owning a ski property ensures immediate access to world-class slopes. Whether you prefer the challenging runs of Big Sky Resort, the intimate charm of Whitefish Mountain Resort, or anything in between, your ski property serves as a gateway to an array of skiing and snowboarding adventures. Call your PureWest agent today and let us help find your perfect slopeside home. 


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