The United States of America is home to dozens of ski towns. Many of these towns cater to the top 1% of its citizens while others fall below national averages when it comes to median home prices. Realtor.com brings us this look at the most affordable—and least affordable—ski towns in America.
“Using information from onthesnow.com, our fleece-clad data analysts examined more than 300 ski resorts and the housing markets in their nearest towns. We filtered out resorts with fewer than 500 acres and ranked each town by its median list price.” – realtor.com
Top 10 most affordable ski towns
No. 1 Kellogg, Idaho
“This is a town founded by a jackass and inhabited by its descendants,” says a sign at the town limits of Kellogg. Don’t be put off: It just means hello!
Spanning two mountains, the Silver Mountain resort in Kellogg offers 1,600 acres of skiable terrain with a 2,200-foot vertical rise, which is accessible by the world’s longest single-cabin gondola ride (3.1 miles). With a median list of only $99,000, Kellogg fits nicely into the budget of many a ski bum-turned-home buyer.”
No. 10 McCall, Idaho
Top 10 least affordable ski towns
No. 9 Sun Valley, Idaho
No. 10 Olympic Valley, California