Buying a ranch near a resort town is a whole different kind of ranch investment than buying ranch properties located elsewhere. As we have noted recently, there has been unprecedented sales growth near resorts in the past year, and there are certain attributes about these kinds of properties that you need to know. Easy access to skiing, other winter recreation, shopping, and fine dining are all compelling to buyers, and many of our clients seek this proximity to a world-class ski resort.
Sit back with some warm cocoa in front of that picturesque fireplace and watch the snow quietly blanket the countryside, as we recount the top ranches near a ski resort towns that are on the market today. You’ll be dreaming of fresh powder in no time.
Top Colorado Ranches Near Aspen and/or Vail
NEAR VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, ASPEN/SNOWMASS, & SUNLIGHT SKI AREA
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
1,123 +/- Deeded Acres
Of course, this area is renowned for downhill skiing, so skiers will appreciate all the options one has within 75 minutes of the ranch at Aspen/Snowmass and Vail. In addition, Glenwood Spring’s Sunlight Ski Area is only 30 minutes away. Snowmobiling and snow-shoeing can be enjoyed on the property, while in the summer other recreation includes hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting in nearby Glenwood Canyon, and boating (Ruedi and Rifle Gap Reservoirs are less than 45 minutes away). The Farm is also home to a unique 10-acre, 1,750’ long lake that can be used for water-skiing or SUP or be stocked for fishing.
NEAR KEYSTONE, BRECKENRIDGE, COPPER MOUNTAIN, ARAPAHOE BASIN, & VAIL/BEAVER CREEK
1,292 +/- Deeded Acres
An easy hour from the metro front range, Summit County is Denver’s premier weekend mountain community. Home to four world-class ski areas, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone Resort, and Arapahoe Basin, and offering the full spectrum of activities and resources one would expect of better-known luxury resorts. With access to a wide variety of hotels, restaurants, and both big box as well as boutique retail shopping, Summit County has much to offer almost any visitor with a diverse mix of service levels and types across the spectrum. In addition, the destination ski resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek are less than an hour away.
616 +/- Deeded Acres
An intriguing trophy assemblage opportunity just down the road from world-class skiing in Aspen, Full Throttle Ranch is a turnkey 222-acre horse ranch with a luxury home and working infrastructure, while Turnberry Ranch, located above Full Throttle, is where awesome Mt. Sopris and Elk Range views, additional water rights, and 394 more acres can be had.
NEAR VAIL/BEAVER CREEK
80 +/- Deeded Acres
Situated at the top of Lake Creek, one of the most coveted locales in the Vail Valley, Eagle’s Nest Ranch offers the opportunity to own an end-of-the-road, exceedingly private mountain retreat within 25 minutes of world-class skiing, dining, and resort life at Beaver Creek and Vail, Colorado.
Ragged Mountain, Colorado
113 +/- Deeded Acres
With world-class skiing and amenities in only 80 minutes away in Aspen, Huntsman Reserve is one of the most pristine alpine building sites in the entire Rocky Mountain West offering unparalleled privacy, views, and solitude
A Southern Colorado Gem Near Ski Resort Towns
NEAR MONARCH & WOLF CREEK
$2,850,000 NOW $2,500,000
1,770 +/- Deeded Acres
While a classic San Luis Valley cattle ranch with irrigated hay ground, spectacular views, and water rights, world-class skiing at both Wolf Creek Resort and Ski Monarch are both equidistant from the ranch and a short hour’s drive.
Northern Colorado Ranches Close to Skiing at Its Best
NEAR WINTER PARK, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, BRECKENRIDGE, & KEYSTONE
680 +/- Deeded Acres
The only parcel available at the exclusive Grand River Ranch, Canyon Creek Ranch is located in the heart of Colorado ski country. Members have access to numerous ski areas only an hour away, including Winter Park, Steamboat, Breckenridge, and Keystone.
NEAR STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
Ideally located on the doorsteps of the Flat Tops Wilderness and Routt National Forest, Ute Trail Ranch, Red Hawk Ranch, and High Point Ranch all afford authentic high country living and outdoor recreation within the comforts of the Ranches at Five Pine Mesa. Centrally located between the resort destinations of Steamboat Springs and Vail, Colorado, this high country property is ideal for a mountain lodge.
Properties Outside of Colorado Near a Premier Ski Resort
NEAR ANGEL FIRE
Cimarron, New Mexico
50,685 +/- Deeded Acres
This massive northern New Mexico gem is less than an hour away from skiing, fine dining, and shopping in Angel Fire, as well as the quant communities and ski areas of Eagle Nest and Red River to the West. Taos and Taos Ski Valley are a scenic drive of under two hours.
NEAR SNOWBASIN, NORDIC VALLEY, & POWDER MOUNTAIN
$7,900,000 NOW $7,150,000
185 +/- Deeded Acres
Situated in a quiet region of the Cache Valley, the Diamond J represents one of the largest undeveloped properties at the eastern base of the Wellsville Mountains. Bordering the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, the ranch is accessible year-round and located just minutes from Logan and close to skiing along the Wasatch range.
NEAR MT. ASHLAND
1,946 +/- Deeded Acres
Just minutes from the Shakespearean town of Ashland, and adjoining the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, this resource-rich ranch offers important conservation values and endless recreational opportunities. Only a half-hour down the road, Mt. Ashland Ski Area has 44 runs and averages 300’ of snowfall a year.
NEAR POMERELLE MOUNTAIN
(Cassia County, ID & Box Elder County, UT )
4,400 +/- Total Acres
Located in both northern Utah and southern Idaho, Hat Springs Ranch is a working cattle and equestrian ranch. Only 20 minutes from Pomerelle Mountain Resort in the tiny town of Albion, the resort claims to have the deepest snow in Idaho.