Check out this fantastic bathroom where you can gaze at the fireplace or out the window at the mountains:
The heart of the house is a centrally located massive 50-foot high ancient cedar pole around which the magnificent spiral wooden staircase is built:
...what an amazing piece of Whistler ski heritage built right into the heart of this ski house!
By the way, this house is on the market (originally listed for $14.9 million, it's been reduced to $9.75 million), and is also available as a rental.
As for apres-ski? There's an incredible choice between wine cellar, pool and hot tub!
(I could find room for a few bottles of Castle Creek's Kid Red in here!):
The indoor pool is amazing...the totems (each representing a direction of the Salish Medicine Wheel) surrounding this unbelievable 30-ft. pool are all hand-carved by a local Native carver:
And this back-to-nature outdoor hot tub, built right into the heated stone terrace, is truly something special:
All this at a place where the ski season is so long (Whistler is still open...until May 28th). How is there possibly enough time in the day for all this...plus skiing?
I think this house is really spectacular...beautiful and luxurious. But the fact that this house also has a tangible connection to skiing, and also has a tangible as well as spiritual connection to nature-- give this house a soul -- and that takes it beyond luxury to make it a truly special ski house!