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Luxury Ski-in/Ski-out Slopeside Treehouse Chalet!

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6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
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Gorgeous Ponderosa Chalet, located ON the slope at Whitefish Mountain Resort, sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms/ 2 baths. With everything from plush robes, high-end appliances and luxury finishes, to privacy and a killer “treehouse” vibe, you’ll want to stay forever! 100% ski-in AND ski-out - ski to Chair 3 in 30 seconds. In the summer, you’re just steps from prime mountain biking and hiking trails and close to spectacular Glacier National Park! Selected as one of TIME Magazine 100 World's Greatest Places!

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TIME Magazine honored Snow Bear Chalets as one of the 100 WORLD'S GREATEST PLACES- 2018!

We're also the World's First Ski-in/Ski-out Luxury Treehouses!

We welcome you to Ponderosa at Snow Bear Chalets! This beautiful luxury treehouse chalet, literally ON the slope at Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, sleeps 6 with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths over three levels. With everything from jaw-dropping architecture, private hot tub, high-end appliances and luxury finishes, to privacy and a killer "treehouse" vibe, you'll want to stay forever! Plus, you're ON the slope, so ski-in/ski-out is literally just walking out your front door.

Ponderosa is 100% ski-in AND ski-out - you can ski to Chair 3 in 30 seconds when you're ready to hit the slopes and then ski straight to the chalet when you're ready to come home. (Don't worry, you can still drive your car right to the front door of the chalet, regardless of the season)

And in the summer, you're just 15 feet from miles of prime mountain biking trails, hiking trails and photo opportunities galore!

Welcome to the unique world of Snow Bear Chalets!

Not only are our chalets truly ON the slope, they’re also exquisitely magical. From the first glimpse of them through the trees, to the feeling you'll experience as you're relaxing in your own private hot tub on the deck, Snow Bear will spoil you with luxury, privacy and beauty. You won't find the quality, the high-end finishes, the gorgeous balcony, the winding staircase and viewing turret, nor the beautiful windows that soar with spectacular breathtaking views at any other rental on the mountain.

The thoughtful design begins before you even walk in the front door, with a keypad-locked cabinet for your skis or snowboard conveniently located on the porch. As you enter the chalet, you’ll find the turret stairs and our welcoming entry area to your left, which has a native Ponderosa pine bench to let you put your ski boots on in comfort as well as shelves and cubbies to store all your gear. There’s a full bathroom to your right, for ease when you’re hustling in from the slopes.

As you continue into the chalet, the jaw-droppingly spectacular great room with a cathedral ceiling will unfold in front of you. With a beautiful gas fireplace graced with Montana Moss rock and a native Ponderosa pine mantle, the great room’s cozy ambiance also creates a toasty atmosphere throughout the chalet. And if after a long day of skiing or hiking you just need to relax a bit, you’ll find a large television with Netflix and Amazon. Suspended above the forest floor, with floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides, you’ll feel like you’re living in the trees every moment of your stay.

Those trees are what will draw you outside, as you slide open the twelve-foot window wall and step out onto your 400 sq. ft. deck wrapping around the back of the chalet, high above the forest floor. With a Polywood table seating six and a quality Weber grill, you can cook and dine alfresco as much as you’d like. And when those aching muscles need a little love, your own private hot tub awaits you, perched high amongst the trees.

Returning inside, you’ll find the gourmet kitchen – a chef’s dream! – to the right. With a gourmet Bosch gas range, a convection oven with microwave, dishwasher, and french door refrigerator/freezer, you’ll have all the conveniences of home. The gorgeous Cambria Quartz countertops add the finishing touch for a jaw-dropping WOW factor. The chalet is stocked with place settings for 12, including Riedel wine glasses, as well as cooking essentials such as oil, salt, pepper, and spices. To help you get going in the morning, we have an easy to use coffee maker with a separate kettle for tea.

The dining island seats seven at mealtime and also functions as an additional prep area or workstation. With high-speed wifi throughout the chalet and plenty of outlets underneath the island countertop, you’ll be able to get things done and keep all your devices charged when you just can’t escape that pesky inbox.

Opposite the island, you’ll find the master bedroom. The comfy king bed, with a memory foam mattress and luxurious down comforter, is cantilevered out into a window area, so you’ll feel like you’re hanging from the treetops. You’ve got to see it to fully appreciate the amazing architecture! The master is divided from the great room by 3 floor-to-ceiling sliding barn doors that allow great flexibility. By day, leave the doors open for an even more open feel and by night, simply close them for privacy. The main level bathroom, complete with washer and dryer, is just around the corner.

The loft above, accessible via the turret staircase and open to the great room below, features a king and two twin beds and is perfect for small families as it has its own full bathroom as well. Every bed in the chalet has high thread count linens, a cozy bed warmer, a toasty down comforter and luxurious hypoallergenic pillows. We provide oversize bath sheet towels in each bathroom and for the hot tub.

From the loft you can take a ship’s ladder to the top of the turret – a favorite place to be. This cozy 8′ round room is perfect for viewing the slopes with its 7′ round Xorbee microfiber cushion. For a really killer experience, turn off the lights and enjoy the 600 fiber optic twinkle lights in the ceiling!

No matter what you’re feeling like, each chalet has something for everyone. In addition to the television in the great room and a Sonos system for music throughout the chalet, we have cards, some popular board games, and a small selection of books.

And when you’re ready to head out, you're located right on the slope at Whitefish Mountain Resort, so feel free to bring your own skis or snowboard during winter or your mountain bike during summer, to enjoy the miles and miles of mountain biking trails. You can also rent whatever equipment you need from one of the shops in the resort’s main village no matter the season. All resort amenities, summer, and winter are within easy walking/skiing distance. Just a few blocks away, you’ll find bars, restaurants, and shopping in the main village at Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort!

Snow Bear Chalets is a brand new, unique property with THREE "treehouse" chalets - high above the ground - ON the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. There's nothing like it on any ski mountain anywhere! From the front door to the snow, you'll be shushing down the mountain within seconds of leaving your private chalet!

Ponderosa is slopeside and is our highest in demand. Tamarack (VRBO #4249602) is identical to Ponderosa and less than 30 feet from the slope. Cedar (VRBO #4249603) is our largest chalet and great for groups. Each Snow Bear Chalet is available for rent with a 3-night minimum (7-night minimum for holidays). Book one, two or three chalets and sleep up to 22 guests!

Snow Bear is not for everyone. It's literally the ultimate in luxury living for those who choose a unique, decadent holiday experience. If you're ready to be spoiled on a gorgeous mountain escape, you've found the right place!

Guest access
Guests have full access to the entire chalet, except for the owner closet.

Other things to note
Ponderosa is slopeside and is our highest in demand. Tamarack is identical to Ponderosa and less than 30 feet from the slope. Cedar is our largest chalet and great for groups. Each Snow Bear Chalet is available for rent by the week, Saturday to Saturday. Book one, two or three chalets and sleep up to 22 guests!
Gorgeous Ponderosa Chalet, located ON the slope at Whitefish Mountain Resort, sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms/ 2 baths. With everything from plush robes, high-end appliances and luxury finishes, to privacy and a killer “treehouse” vibe, you’ll want to stay forever! 100% ski-in AND ski-out - ski to Chair 3 in 30 seconds. In the summer, you’re just steps from prime mountain biking and hiking trails and close to spectacular Glacier National Park! Selected as one of TIME Magazine 100 World's Greatest Places!

The space
TIME Magazine honored Snow Bear Chalets as one of the 100 WORLD'S GREATEST PLACES- 2018!

We're also the World's First Ski-in/Ski-out Luxury Treehouses!

We welcome you to Ponderosa at Snow Bear Chalets! This beautiful luxury treehouse chalet, literally ON the slope at Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, sleeps 6 with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths over three levels. With everything from jaw-dropping architecture, private hot tub, high-end appliances and luxury finishes, to privacy and a killer "treehouse" vibe, you'll want to stay forever! Plus, you're ON the slope, so ski-in/ski-out is literally just walking out your front door.

Ponderosa is 100% ski-in AND ski-out - you can ski to Chair 3 in 30 s…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 2 bunk beds

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Hot tub
Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
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Washer
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Whitefish, Montana, United States

You're located right on the slope at Whitefish Mountain Resort, so feel free to bring your own skis or snowboard during winter or your mountain bike during summer, to enjoy the miles and miles of mountain biking trails. You can also rent whatever equipment you need from one of the shops in the resort’s main village. All resort amenities, summer and winter, are within easy walking/skiing distance - just a few blocks away, you’ll find bars, restaurants, and shopping in the resort's main village.

Downtown Whitefish itself is only 15 minutes away. Whitefish's laid-back atmosphere makes our tight-knit community a happy and warm place to visit. You’ll find abundant snow and warm smiles, setting the scene for a unique vacation experience—a five-star town in the heart of the Rocky Mountain wilderness.
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My name is Gail Lynne Goodwin, and I'm best known as the founder and Ambassador of Inspiration for the website Inspire Me Today. I live in Whitefish, Montana and through my company, Montana Bear Properties, share my unique properties with guests from all over the world. Glacier Bear Retreat, a 5-star private rental, was built INSIDE Glacier National Park in 2013. Snow Bear Chalets is my latest project, with Ponderosa, Tamarack and Cedar bringing ski-in/ski-out treehouse chalets to Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. Life is too short to be ordinary - especially vacation time. I strive to build and operate properties of exceptional quality, that provide ultimate luxuries to create an unparalleled holiday experience. I can't wait to share the magic of Montana with you!
My name is Gail Lynne Goodwin, and I'm best known as the founder and Ambassador of Inspiration for the website Inspire Me Today. I live in Whitefish, Montana and through my company…
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