California’s Pick – Luxurious Mountain Masterpiece

The Lake Tahoe area has the largest concentration of ski resorts in North America. Visitors and locals alike wait all summer and fall for the lifts to open at Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Heavenly, Kirkwood and more. When it comes to majestic mountains, spectacular lake views, and pristine slopes, Lake Tahoe, California, has it in spades. But how does California stack up to Utah and Colorado? Presenting Versus: Spring Ski Getaways. We’ve scoured each region for the best ski getaways and now it’s up to you to pick your favorite.

Picking a California contender was no simple task. There were so many to choose from! But this mountain home designed by Ward-Young Architects stole our hearts. Located in one of the most magnificent and secluded communities in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas, this luxurious home enjoys natural light, southern exposure and beautiful mountain views. This exquisite home features four bedrooms, a great room, a den and a playroom all situated in the main house with a separate one bedroom, one bathroom guest house. Hickory and sierra antique flooring, chisel-cut granite counters, impressive granite fireplaces and custom iron light fixtures complete the mountain ambiance. Return home from a day at Squaw to relax on the back patio and take in the breathtaking mountain and creek views while warming your toes by the gas fire pit.





This home is nestled in Lahontan, a 906-acre community in spectacular Martis Valley just moments from the shores of Lake Tahoe. Lahontan offers two golf courses, both designed by legendary golf professional, Tom Weiskopf. For ski enthusiasts, the home’s North Shore location is convenient to several ski resorts, including Sugar Bowl, Alpine and Squaw Valley (Outside Magazine’s pick for Best Spring Skiing). The most convenient resort being Northstar California, located just a couple miles away. Combining California cool with laid-back luxury, Northstar offers 97 ski trails spread across 3,170 acres. Since 2004, Northstar has invested over one billion dollars in enhancements, making it a premier snow sports resort. Offerings include unmatched tree skiing, world class terrain parks, a 9,000-square-foot outdoor skating rink, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. It’s even home to Olympian Shaun White.

Photo Taken by Doug Letterman, flickr

Photo Taken by Doug Letterman, flickr

A private community, the ultimate in luxury and all that Lake Tahoe has to offer. Sounds like perfection to us!

Check out the two other contenders in this edition of versus:

Click here to view Utah’s Pick – Park City Perfection

Click here to view Colorado’s Pick – Winter Park Apres Chic

Once you’ve viewed each of the contenders, head over to Facebook and select your favorite ski getaway. We can’t wait to see which home you crown king of the mountain.

Property photos taken and contributed by Tahoe Real Estate Photography.