The Ski House of the Day is President Ford's former ski house in Beaver Creek, Colorado:
So how did a president come to have a ski house in this location anyway?
During his presidency (1974-77), Ford had a condo at Vail, and was a frequent skier there (Vail 1974):
But around that time Beaver Creek, Vail's sister resort just 7 miles down the road, was being developed. In 1979, the year before Beaver Creek opened, President Ford was offered first choice of the ski-in ski-out lots there -- as a gift. This presidential house sits on the lot he selected. The former president and his wife moved into this house in 1983. (The house was listed for sale for $9.8 million).
Although it's been renovated since President Ford skied and lived here (until his passing at age 93 in 2006) here's a rare opportunity to see inside the ski house of a President:
I love this indoor pool which President Ford is said to have used on a daily basis until he was in his 90's!...
...and elegant wine cellar:
World leaders and other US Presidents have been guests in this house, and I can't help wondering how many of them put on their skis with President Ford and went out back for a ski run or two on "President Ford's Run," the trail right out back. With historical significance, this elegant ski house is very presidential indeed.