New modern development options in the western United States

Mountain towns across the country have yet to shake off the avalanche of homebuyers that has swept through states such as Colorado, Montana and California over the past two years.

Thanks to an increase in remote working and a growing appetite for lifestyle home purchases, mountain properties continue to be hot commodities, so much so that inventory is almost completely sold out.

Luckily, the 2020 predictions foretold the wave of novelties and new developments were quickly put in place. Now, with the 2022 ski season approaching, many of these new luxury homes are up for sale.

Check out these brand new luxury developments in the climbing markets.

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Ski-in ski-out townhouses in Copper Mountain, Colorado

Starting price: $3.85 million

Nestled into the side of a slope in a valley of open terrain, Born Mountain Club Townhomes will comprise a limited collection of 2,500 square foot luxury residences located in one of Colorado’s most renowned ski resorts. Floor plans vary with flexible living areas and layouts of four bedrooms (more if desired) and three and a half bathrooms.

The interior layouts aim to showcase the natural beauty of the community’s mountainside location, replete with an Alpine-inspired use of wood and stone accents as well as an abundance of windows and doors. outdoor living areas to enjoy spectacular views. With its own dedicated entrance to the base of A-Lift, the amenity-rich club community will be the first of its kind in Copper Mountain. Listed by Eric Klein of Slifer, Smith & Frampton, two of the six townhouses have already been sold.

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The Olympic Valley DYAD

Price: $12.5 million

Custom homes and vacation homes often come with features and amenities that you may not find elsewhere. One such project taking shape in the Olympic Valley, a popular resort town between Lake Tahoe and Truckee, is DYAD, an extraordinary offering of land and design from famed Olympian and longtime Tahoe resident, Franz Weber. The state-of-the-art concept, designed by renowned architect Johann “Hans” Obermoser, is the centerpiece of a portfolio of four lots of slopeside properties being built in the Palisades Tahoe ski resort.

Renderings for the proposed design feature an incredible glass and wood main house called the “Peak” Residence which will be located above ground and is surrounded by ski terrain and a flowing stream. In addition to a glass-floored swimming pool and Bond-like underground garage, the property includes kitchen countertops designed by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Jeff Brown of Tahoe Mountain Realty owns the listing.

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Modern Cabin Condos in Whitefish, Montana

Price: $1.15 million

Unlike regular condos that are typically attached to other apartments or townhouses, these three new “site” condos in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana allow buyers to not only own the individual unit itself- itself, but also the land on which the unit is built. Located minutes from downtown Whitefish and Whitefish Lake, these contemporary cottage condos make ideal vacation homes.

With Whitefish being rated the top Airbnb summer destination of 2021 and being zoned for nightly and weekly rentals, these units can also be a lucrative investment opportunity. Clean lines and an elegant use of wood and stone define the interiors for a modern and comfortable finish. Other highlights include a gas fireplace, loft space, and outdoor seating areas with views of the surrounding mountains. Garth Boksich of National Parks Realty owns the listing.

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First Mountain Opportunity in Olympic Valley, CA

Price: $15 million

There are few large-scale development opportunities left in the Olympic Valley, the third largest ski area in North America, making the ALPENGLOW project the base of the Alpine Meadows ski resort. The 47-acre development parcel includes an approved draft subdivision map and rights for a 38-lot development plus additional parcels for neighborhood amenities. Alternatively, the property could be developed as a single estate offering a seemingly unrivaled layer of natural privacy.

Surrounded by US Forest Service land, ALPENGLOW is uniquely positioned between Alpine Meadows and Olympic Valley, providing access to 6,000 skiable acres and other on-site trails. Each of the host sites is designed to offer incredible views of the surrounding mountains and forest. The development will also have a private entrance accessible directly from Alpine Meadows Road. Jeff Brown of Tahoe Mountain Realty owns the listing.


Slifer, Smith & Frampton Real Estate, National Parks Realty and Tahoe Mountain Realty are exclusive members of Forbes Global Propertiesa consumer marketplace and member network of elite brokerages selling the most luxurious homes in the world.

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