Top 10 Most Affordable Mountain Towns in the USA

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The village at Taos Ski Valley, NM. Credit: Taos Real Estate

Living in a mountain town is the best way to achieve the ski-bum dream, but unfortunately, mountain homes don’t tend to fit a ski-bum budget. Worry not though, magazine House Beautiful has listed the most affordable mountain towns in the USA to make that dream a reality.

Obviously, you’re not going to get that condo in Aspen, that house in Park City, or a cabin in Telluride, but each of these areas offers some epic skiing right on your doorstep. What matters most to you, a luxurious home with a three-car garage and sauna, or being able to shred right out of your front door?

10. Mammoth Lakes, CA – Average Home Cost: $438,686.

  • Nearest resort: Mammoth Mountain

9. Silverthorne, CO – Average Home Cost: $428,367.

  • Nearest resorts: Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin, Loveland, Copper

8. Taos, NM – Average Home Cost: $401,864.

  • Nearest resort: Taos Ski Valley

7. South Lake Tahoe, CA – Average Home Cost: $400,288

  • Nearest resorts: Heavenly, Kirkwood, Sierra-at-Tahoe

6. Durango, CO – Average Home Cost: $397,124

  • Nearest resort: Purgatory
Durango, CO.

5. Granby, CO – Average Home Cost: $354,721

  • Nearest resorts: Ski Granby Ranch, Winter Park

4. Big Bear, CA – Average Home Cost: $312,662

  • Nearest resorts: Big Bear Mountain Resort, Snow Summit

3. Maggie Valley, NC – Average Home Cost: $253,851

  • Nearest resort: Cataloochee Ski Area

2. Conway, NH – Average Home Cost: $237,708

  • Nearest resorts: Cranmore Mountain Resort, Attitash, Wildcat

1. Poconos, PA – Average Home Cost: $199,797

  • Nearest resorts: Blue Mountain Resort, Camelback Mountain, Big Boulder Ski Area

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