11/26/2014 03:37 EST | Updated 11/26/2014 03:59 EST

The Most Epic Ski Homes For Sale In Canada (PICTURES)


It’s that time of year again, when Canadians head to the ski hills, passing along the way some fancy mountain homes they wished they owned.

Anyone who’s fought winter traffic on Autoroute 15 or the Sea-to-Sky Highway knows just how much easier the ski life would be if they had a home at the base of the mountain.

There are, of course, hotels, time-shares and lodges but there’s something about owning your own ski home that just spells “success,” Canadian style.

Many of Canada’s slickest ski homes are in Whistler, not surprisingly, but that also happens to be Canada’s priciest winter wonderland; you’d need to spend less than half in the Laurentians north of Montreal to get a similar property there.

And there are some pretty nice ones in Quebec’s ski country; check out this five-bedroom $4.9-million “Colorado style mountain home” that features pillars that look almost convincingly like tree trunks. Gives the house an “elves in the woods” feel for sure.

Or how about just buying a whole chunk of mountainside? This four-bedroom, 5,400-square-foot property in the Most-Tremblant area comes with an entire slope of the area’s tallest hill. Price tag $2.5 million.

If owning the side of a mountaintop doesn’t suit you, then how about a modernist classic (some might say monstrosity) that harkens back to the loud colours and soft angles of 1960s modernism?

This four-bedroom, $2.5-million house in B.C.'s East Kootenays seriously looks like it’s about to break out in an Austin Powers dance party. If Stanley Kubrick was a ski bum, he’d live here. But there is something strangely compelling about this place...

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