Thursday, October 25, 2012

Powder Mountain Log Home

I heard on the national news yesterday about the early season snowfall in Utah...and according to today's Salt Lake Tribune, 30 inches fell on Powder Mountain yesterday, where, as they quoted someone who skied there, "it looks like a full overhead mid-winter powder day!"  As of today, Powder Mountain reports a 7-day snowfall total of 42 inches...and says "Yeah's on!"  So, it's obvious to me that the today's ski house has to be one in that early snow at Powder Mountain.  

The Ski House of the Day is this impressive and beautifully hand-crafted, ski-in ski-out (rental) log home which sits right on the slope at Powder Mountain.  Check out the spectacular winter sunrise view of the trails from the living room window:

Beautiful warm wood is everywhere inside this large, but very cozy log ski home:

There's a nice, modern kitchen that's open to the rest of the living area...a perfect place for a skier's breakfast, or an apres-ski gathering:

Among the nicely furnished four+ bedrooms are the master...

...and this colorful and comfy-looking twin:

And, I can't resist an outdoor hot tub like the one perfectly situated on the deck of this ski house ...overlooking the ski slopes and under the sun or stars:

And, of course, this log ski house has some of the "greatest snow on earth" right outside the door:

Hooray for the early season snowfall in Utah...and for this beautiful ski house, too!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Whistler Ski Chalet

In honor of Canadian Thanksgiving, which is today, the Ski House of the Day is, of course, in Canada!  It is this beautiful Horstman Estates chalet located in Whistler:
This ski house is located right on Blackcomb Mountain;  and from the house it's just a few minutes walk to the ski lift.  With Whistler's average of 39 feet of snow per year, this chalet is probably blanketed in white for a good part of the year, so that unique roof over the back steps is surely a very nice feature.

I love this chalet's open concept living area, with its warm, inviting fireplace, woodwork and furnishings...and I especially love the artistic, decorative wooden skiers up on the white walls above the seating area:

The chalet has a really spacious and attractive kitchen.... it looks the perfect place to prepare that big turkey dinner tonight:
...and there's even an additional kitchen there's plenty of oven space to bake those pies for dessert!

With a dining room table that has very comfortable-looking seating for 10....this seems like it would be a beautiful setting to gather for Thanksgiving dinner!

Perhaps best of all is the setting for this ski chalet's private, outdoor hot tub in the snow...absolutely fantastic!

I'd say this is something to be thankful for, eh?   Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Quebec Ski House

I spent some time in Quebec last weekend.  The autumn color show is gorgeous, and the air is beginning to chill.  It won't be long until it starts to turn white again.  So, with Quebec lingering on my mind, The Ski House of the Day is this beautiful Quebec chalet, in the wilderness yet near Old Quebec in Quebec City:

The exterior of this "ultimate mountain house" is field-stone, and there's a beautiful and functional red metal roof under all that snow.  In fact, the lines of this roof really seem to symbolize a Quebec ski house to me.  The interior of the chalet is all wood which adds to the quaintness of this chalet.  The cozy, relaxed living room has a very nice stone fireplace, which looks like a wonderful gathering spot for apres-ski:

I like the Quebec ski posters displayed throughout this chalet, like the one above the long dining table for 12:

The surprisingly spacious chalet has six bedrooms and three bathrooms; the all-wood decor continues for slightly rustic, but cozy, simplicity in the bedrooms:

 The game room features a red pool table -- to match the roof, and (although not fully shown in this photo) has a nice display of hockey memorabilia on the wall...after all, it is Canada, eh?

Skiing is a short drive away at Stoneham Mountain, Mt. Saint Anne, and Le Massif.  And for something a little closer:  dog sledding (!) and snowshoeing are both within walking distance.

The chalet is located on private road...and is secluded in the woods among the tall evergreen trees: a beautiful Quebec setting!

And here's what I think is the icing on cake of this sweet Quebec ski house...the private hot tub out on the deck in the snow and among the tall trees...

Perfectly beautiful!