Live Close To The Slopes

By Alyssa Morrison |

Winter is here and the powder is fresh, it’s time to hit the slopes! Our beautiful Washington abodes are wonderful for many reasons and among them is that a trip to the mountains for a bomb down the slopes is never too far away. But what if it could be even closer?

We’re looking at five homes that put you that much closer to a few ski resorts in the Cascades. Whether you’re looking for a full-time relocation change or a vacation getaway near the lifts, these homes boast features for ski and snowboard enthusiasts and lodge-lovers, alike.

750 Yellowstone Trail Road, Snoqualmie Pass 

Travel time to Summit at Snoqualmie: 7 min.   |   Represented by Marianne Francis

Harkening to a traditional ski lodge atmosphere but in the comfort of your own private sanctuary, this exquisite luxury log home was designed by architect Richard A. Fisher, and fuses a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere with beautifully appointed spaces. It’s perfect for ski weekends and holiday celebrations, and the enjoyment of nature through every season. Located on the historic Yellowstone Trail Road, this 10-and-a-half-acre property is adjacent to the Snoqualmie National Forest.

9345 Mountain Home Road, Leavenworth

Travel time to Leavenworth Ski Hill: 10 min.; to Stevens Pass: 53 min.   |   Represented by Brad Vancour

If you didn’t know you were in Washington, you might think you have been transported to the edge of the Bavarian Alps: This storybook European chateau is situated on 21 acres with world-class views overlooking the lush Icicle Valley in Leavenworth and the Enchantment Mountains. This home’s prime location in Chelan County assures snowy winters, allowing the nearby ski hill to fulfill whims of nearby skiers, while larger resorts like Stevens Pass are only a short drive away.  

131 Leaden Queen Lane, Cle Elum

Travel time to Summit at Snoqualmie: 42 min.   |   Represented by Eddie Chang

This new construction in Tumble Creek at Suncadia crafted by D Mitchell Homes is prime for golf course living as it backs up to the Tumble Creek Golf Club driving range. But when the temperatures dip and you want to get outdoors, it’s just a 46-minute jaunt to the slopes at the Summit at Snoqualmie. Entertain friends and loved ones on a ski weekend in the 4,990-square-foot, four-bedroom home, which happens to boast a 1,000-bottle conditioned wine cellar with Sapele racking among many other state-of-the-art features and appliances.

37405 323rd Avenue SE, Enumclaw

Travel time to Crystal Mountain: 46 min.   |   Represented by Brian Hopper and Rocky Poulin

A custom Northwest craftsman home that’s ideal for entertaining is just a short drive from the slopes of Crystal Mountain. There’s ample room for you and your fellow ski bums to stretch out at the end of a long day, après-ski, in front of the two-story rock fireplace in the living room. Or, combat those brisk temperatures by stepping outside in your trunks to take a dip in the in-ground hot tub set among a beautifully landscaped yard full of lush greenery, lit to highlight the home’s perfections.

428 289th Place NE, Carnation

Travel time to the Summit at Snoqualmie: 48 min.   |   Represented by Ev Winningham and Kimberleigh King

A “Best in Show” on the Street of Dreams, this elegant Carnation home is less than an hour from the Summit at Snoqualmie. The luxurious estate is located in the Blakely Woods community and is adorned by a grand circular drive, wrought iron fencing, and professionally manicured grounds. Fuel up for your runs on the hill in the chef’s kitchen featuring Viking appliances, subzero, and a butler’s pantry, and upon your return relax among the soaring 20-foot ceilings, travertine and granite, rich woodwork, arches and coves, that make this home restful as well as grand.

Cover image 750 Yellowstone Trail Road