Best Ski Resort Communities
Ski season is here and the slopes are beckoning. But let’s face it, heading to the mountains on a regular basis can be a time-consuming schlep. For ski-lovers, wouldn’t it be so much more convenient to simply find one of the best ski towns to live in, and settle down?
Here are some of the best ski communities to retire, each jam-packed with a variety of lifestyle-specific amenities, stunning mountain vistas and panoramic views, and most importantly, just a snowball’s throw from a variety of the country’s best ski resorts.
Unquestioned among the countries best ski communities, this Montana luxury resort combines a hunting lodge, dude ranch, fly fishing retreat, and a ski resort across 800 acres of sweeping plains and mountain ranges of Big Sky Country. Halfway between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, The Ranches at Belt Creek offers year-round outdoor recreation and activities for the entire family—from big game hunting and trout fishing to ATV excursions and horseback riding, there are endless opportunities for Montana outdoor adventure.
A popular getaway with a small town vibe, Buck Hill Falls is a 4,500-acre recreational country club community in the Pocono Mountains—and one of the best ski towns to live in. A true paradise for outdoor lovers, it features top-rated recreational amenities and premier lifestyle comforts throughout all four seasons. Residents enjoy a 27-hole golf course, ten Har-Tru tennis courts, youth summer camp, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, 40+ miles of trails, three waterfalls, fly fishing streams, and over a dozen other recreational offerings. Winter brings even more recreational offerings, including an ice skating rink, ski slope, sledding & tubing hill, snowshoeing trails, and quick access to top-rated Pocono Mountain ski resorts.
The jewel of the Pocono Mountains, Pocono Pines, PA, is home to some of the countries top-rated ski communities, with Lake Naomi Club topping the list. Among the best ski towns to live year round, ski resorts near this community include Camelback Mountain, Jack Frost, and Big Boulder Park...all within a 30-minute drive. Attractive and affordable ski homes are nestled in this most scenic part of northeastern Pennsylvania, less than two hours from Philadelphia, North Jersey, and New York City.
If you’re looking for the best ski town to retire in, it’s tough to top this charming little Swiss-themed ski community, located in the picturesque Heber Valley just minutes from Park City, UT. Voted as Utah’s favorite town, Heber City a hop, skip, and ski jump from the world-class skiing of Park City’s Deer Valley and Robert Redford’s iconic Sundance Ski Resort. Red Ledges offers quintessential ski town retirement without the crowded atmosphere.
This private ski community is the only four-club/one membership community in Park City, presenting an incomparable collection of mountain, country club, Main Street, and backcountry destinations—an all access pass to everything Park City has to offer! Talisker Club is a ski community that covers every dimension of the historic Park City lifestyle: the only ski-in/ski-out private club at Empire Pass-Deer Valley, signature championship golf and a variety of family amenities, exceptional dining, mountain adventures, and more.