Long a magnet for winter sports enthusiasts, Breckenridge, Colorado, is a year-round destination with a historic Main Street, an annual film festival and an active second-home market.
Among the most sought-after residences are ski-in and ski-out houses such as this slope-side three-level along Peak 8, where the mountain first opened runs in 1961.
Set at the end of a road, the wood-and-stone mountain home was designed with oversized spaces for entertaining a crowd.
The rotunda entry contains a sweeping circular staircase with wrought-iron railings. An elevator also provides access to the three floors.
The main living area is the great room with a double-sided stone fireplace, vaulted wood-beam ceilings and a wall of glass that opens to a deck and looks out on a ski run and open space.
The windows in the adjacent dining room, which can easily accommodate a table for 10, look up at the Breckenridge Ski Resort.
A barrel-vaulted ceiling delineates the living and dining areas of the open-plan space.
The kitchen has bar seating at the island as well as room for a breakfast table. It opens to an adjacent sitting room surrounded by windows.
The seven bedrooms contain such features as ensuite bathrooms, fireplaces and walls of windows.
A walk-in wine cellar, a raised bar with a tin hood and a billiards room with a fireplace and patio access are on the lower level. The tiered theater room has eight seats.
Including the boys’ and girls’ bunkrooms there’s enough space to sleep 25 or more within the more than 9,500 square feet of living space.
A coat, ski boot and snow board room off the rotunda entry has heated floors.
Denver International Airport is about 95 miles east of Breckenridge.
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