A timely topic on this snow day is skiing and its proximity to Colorado ranches for sale. Did you know that seven ski areas are near Glenwood Springs? This includes Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Beaver Creek, Snowmass, Sunlight and Vail. The resort town, counted as the No. 5 “Best Ski Town” and “Most Fun Small Town” in the US by Rand McNally, is known for its famous hot springs and affordable lodging.
“Our positioning is a big factor in their designation. When you look at where we’re located, right between all these world-class ski resorts, and with Sunlight in our backyard, we are a real gateway community,” explains Lisa Langer, Glenwood Spring’s tourism marketing director in a recent Glenwood Springs Post Independent article.
Adjoining Sunlight Ski Area is the Sunlight Ranch, one of the largest Colorado ranches for sale in the Roaring Fork Valley. The 1,115-acre property includes over one mile of creek frontage, water rights, irrigated hay fields, stocked ponds, nice improvements, tended gardens and manicured landscaping. In addition to Sunlight Ski Area, the ranch also adjoins the White River National Forest. Whether skiing, horseback riding, or enjoying the hot springs, there’s something to do for everyone.
Nearby is the off-the-grid hunting retreat, Black Bear Ranch. This 902-acre recreational ranch, with its lush alpine woodlands, offers a wilderness setting adjoining public lands. Fed by two streams, the 20-acre private lake has valuable water rights and is a sanctuary for wildlife including the resident swans, moose, trophy elk and deer. The home provides southern exposures and panoramic views of Mount Sopris and the Raggeds Wilderness, affording direct access to thousands of acres of forested lands for summer and winter recreation.
The next time you’re skiing in the area, think about how nice it would be to own one of these Colorado ranches for sale.