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Skiers dream, a Crystal Mountain ski cabin

Ski-in/ski-out, does anything else matter? Price.

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After “fresh powder” some of the most magical words for a skier are “ski-in/ski-out”, that glorious situation where you get to the slopes, park the car, and forget about it until after your vacation, or the season. A cabin on Crystal Mountain has hit the market. It will be interesting to see how long it takes some skier to notice the For Sale sign.

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This is the Pacific Northwest, so a cabin is more appropriate than a chalet. The large, 3,016 square foot A-frame was built in 1969, back before the area got busy. Be prepared for a retro life because the living room looks like it has a sunken pit group, very popular at the time.

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With four bedrooms split across three levels, expect to make good use of the spiral staircase (with a rope handrail); and maybe be prepared for lines or a schedule for the one bathroom.

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Two fireplaces sound quaint, but considering when the cabin was built, they’ve probably seen lots of cords of wood go up the stone chimney. Fortunately, the cabin is now equipped with radiant heat, so the fires are good for ambiance or backup heat.

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Enjoy the views from the bedrooms. Scenery is exceptional, but there is no better snow report than looking outside from partway up the mountain. While the cabin is ski-in/ski-out, it is also only accessible by CAT or ski lift. Those who don’t mind the climb can probably find a way to climb up in a very aerobic workout. Imagine the effort required to get the pool table delivered.

A cabin in the mountains sounds remote, which this is, but it is also in a neighborhood, a very exclusive neighborhood of a few dozen homes. The rarity of being able to live at Crystal Mountain helps set the price at $1,298,000.