Five of the most expensive winter homes in the U.S.


    Winter sports aren't cheap, and neither are the places you need to buy to play them.

    Skiing and snowboarding in the top spots in the U.S. are expensive to visit, but some of the homes for sale in the areas will truly break the bank. Massive, sprawling estates dot the mountainsides in places all along the Rocky Mountains, and many are not full-time residences for their owners. These are the places the ultra-wealthy go to unwind and enjoy the snow -- for a hefty price tag, sometimes topping $30 million.

    While there are plenty of available, more median-priced homes, these are 5 of the most expensive, and impressive, winter mountain homes on the market now.  

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