Ever find yourself on the slopes, ripping through the powder, taking in the sun, and wishing you could live there? To have the freedom and luxury to ski in and ski out of your home at your leisure?

You’re not alone in that dream. Living on a ski hill used to be what dreams were made of. It felt like an untouchable luxury, but with our now more adapted work-life balance lifestyle, endless opportunities await us, including those of being ski resort homeowners. 

A growing interest is staying at the ski hill to allow that ski-in, ski-out freedom. Resorts are becoming more like small towns with all the amenities and properties available. However, there is always the question of what you’d do with the property in the summer with the weather change. Do you want to live there year-round or use it as a vacation property, and is there an opportunity for short-term rentals? 

 

Why buy at a ski hill?

Aside from being right at the hill, owning a piece of the mountainside has plenty of benefits. For one thing, you’re on a mountain; the view is guaranteed to be spectacular. You’ll feel like you’re away from the hustle and bustle of the city, even though most ski hills aren’t too far away from the city.

As ski resorts become full-on communities, they provide a cohesive camaraderie feeling for those who also reside on the mountain. Similar interests and lifestyles easily create a sense of community amongst the members. You can be as active in the community as you like and enjoy the small-town feel with like-minded people who love skiing!

It will also reduce your commute to the hill, which is excellent if you want to ski from when the chair lifts start-up to when they shut down for the day without getting up too early to drive or getting home too late. The treacherous drive in snowy conditions can make anyone hesitate on the commute; having your own place can provide the security you need. 

The local resorts surrounding Kelowna, Big White, Silverstar and Apex, offer a variety of properties, from single-family homes to townhomes, condos and apartments. Each style provides a unique experience on the mountain, and depending on your needs will determine what you prefer. 

 

Pick the right property

No matter which ski resort you’re considering buying property on, you’ll want to spend some time there—if you haven’t already— to ensure it’s the right place for you. Finding the culture and dynamics and understanding the amenities, including the trails, will all lead to making the right choice for you.  

This time of year, as the weather becomes cooler and we all anticipate hitting the slopes, it’s hard not to think about finding a place to call home tucked nicely into a snowhill. Whether it would be a primary residence, secondary, or investment property, we understand the draw to be ski resort homeowners. Snowboarders and Skiers alike are plentiful in all surrounding resorts; it all depends on your personal preferences, and there is always something for everyone.

Understanding what you are looking for and how you want to utilize your snow property will be the starting factor. Understanding that particular places offer mountain biking and hiking throughout the warmer months may entice you to become a full-time resort resident or decide to open it up for short-term rentals. 

Whatever your choice, we are here to help. If you have started browsing the listings available at the local ski hills and are thinking a ski hill property is right for you, then give us a call! We will help you navigate the listings at the hill of your choice, answer any questions you have about ski hill living and get you in the right place for you and your needs.

Give us a call at 250-860-0303 today, and let’s get started!