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Have you ever dreamed of having your own hiking trails, a private beach, waterfalls flowing into your three majestic ponds, and panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains? Well, all you’ll need is to scrape together $65,000,000 and this 18,000 square foot Colorado craftsman could be yours!

Four Peaks Ranch sits on 876 acres with views of Mt. Sopris, Mt. Daly, Capital Peak, and Snowmass. The home itself includes 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a glass elevator, a wine room, and a even a furnished teepee. The incredible property also features 2 fireplaces, 4 fire pits, 2 full kitchens, and a brick pizza oven.

1000 Watson Divide Road, Snowmass, Colorado is listed with Hansi Brenninger of Joshua & Co.
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With the Winter Olympics coming up, you may be inspired to hit the slopes yourself. From the best après-ski hangouts to the prettiest peaks, here is Sunset’s list of best ski towns in the West.

Most relaxed: Rossland, British Columbia––Not a fan of the resorts? With only 112,000 visitors to the slope per year, Rossland manages to maintain that unaffected, small town charm.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Most Old West charm: Steamboat Springs, Colorado––Surrounded by 400 cattle ranches, skiers can mingle with the spur-clad locals.

Prettiest town: Telluride, Colorado––13,000 foot peaks and Bridal Veil Falls, what more could you ask for?

Most under the radar: Sandpoint, Idaho––In the panhandle between glacially formed Lake Pend Oreille and the Selkirk Mountains, Sandpoint has remained relatively unknown. Highlights include: MickDuff’s Brewing Co., Pend D’Oreille Winery tasting room, and Bistro Rouge Café.

Most food-focused: Bend, Oregon––There’s nothing better than a good meal after a long day of skiing, and this former logging town certainly delivers. Try the sandwiches from Jackson’s Corner; Spork, a cart that serves Thai curry and tacos; Zydecom for New Orlean’s flavors; 900 Wall, for a pasta/pizza/steak menu that truly delivers; and Joolz, an Oregonian take on Lebanese food.

Most charm: Crested Butte, Colorado––Expect to see anything from a hand painted bus to ski-toting bike riders.

Best après-ski scene: Jackson Hole, Wyoming––From the Mangy Moose to the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, the locals in Jackson prove they are as hard-partying as they are hard-skiing.

Teton Village in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Most well-rounded: Truckee, California––Just 13 miles north of Lake Tahoe, this ski town has something for everyone from cafés, to jazz lounges, to tasting rooms.

Easiest ski weekend: Park City, Utah––Just a quick plane flight away, Park City mixes small-town charm with a swanky celeb scene during Sundance Film Festival.

Best for non-skiers: Taos, New Mexico––Though the steep slopes atop a 9,207 foot base beckons experts, the town of Taos has everything for the non-skier from the 1,000-year-old Taos Pueblo, El Monte Sagrado’s spa, and an art museum.

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Looking for a snowy, winter getaway? We may have found the perfect home for you.

This 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom home in Aspen, Colorado provides stunning views of Independence Pass with the convenience of being only a few miles from downtown. The 8,196 square foot home includes a great room with soaring ceilings, a formal dining room, chef’s kitchen, 1,000 bottle wine room, home theater, elevator, 8 fireplaces, and patios to enjoy the surrounding views.

185 Popcorn Lane is listed by Laura Maggos and is on the market for $8,450,000.

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