Another Top-10 List — America’s Most (and Least Affordable) Ski Town Housing Markets

As winter sets in many Americans are scheduling their annual ski trips and holidays, many to their own second home or condominium.  Depending on the location, skiing costs and the home prices located nearby range from relatively affordable to outrageously expensive.

To identify the most and least housing in ski towns across the country, Realtor.com examined more than 300 ski resorts put together by https://www.onthesnow.com/        For inclusion on their lists, Realtor.com:

  • Looked at the nearest town to ski areas included on Realtor.com
  • Inclusion required a minimum 50 active home listings
  • Median listing price was the ranking determinant — no other factors such as restaurants, snow quality, snow quantity, ski run ratings  or access to airports, for example, were considered
  • Only one town per state was allowed

Realtor.com’s findings for both the least and most expensive ski area home listings are detailed in the following tables.  Realtor.com only included the corresponding ski area and median listing price for the top five ranks in each of the lists.  Some of these areas – particularly the most expensive markets – have access to multiple ski areas from their respective location.

Having grown up in Southwestern Colorado in the Mountains, skiing costs and related quality varied widely within relatively short distances.  Powder Horn, Colorado, for example posts a $71 daily ski ticket cost for adults (aged 18-64), while Telluride runs $133 (aged 13-64), and Aspen is $155 (aged 18-64 for the period from January 2, 2018 to February 9, 2018).

If you are looking for ski areas with top ski-related rankings, take a look at https://www.zrankings.com/

To read the entire article from Realgtor.com click https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/americas-most-and-least-affordable-ski-towns/?identityID=577d5c8652b7729cf2011c9d&MID=2017_1201_WeeklyNL&RID=4056478642&cid=eml-2017-1201-WeeklyNL-blog_7_americasskitowns-blogs_trends

For those of you that enjoy the cold and skiing, take a look at some listings online at your favorite ski areas at https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Aspen_CO

As for me, see you on the beach in the tropics.

Ted

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