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Pay (A Lot) for an Exclusive Experience
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Pay (A Lot) for an Exclusive Experience

Alta Lakes Observatory, Telluride, Colorado

This luxurious, funky house sits at 11,300 feet, in an old mining claim tucked in an out-of-bounds bowl below Palmyra Peak. To get there, you ski in via a backcountry gate at the resort. Once you arrive, the owners take care of everything, from lugging in your gear and cooking meals to scheduling a backdoor pickup by Helitrax snowcat for a day of shredding virgin pow. (From $750 per night for up to six guests.)

Eleven Experience, Crested Butte, Colorado

After crashing in the saloon-style Scarp Ridge Lodge, climb into one of Eleven Experience's custom BisonX snowcats — tricked out with leather seats, XM radio with surround-sound speakers, and gourmet snacks — for a day in its exclusive Elk Mountain skiing concession. It's full of alpine meadows and short, rocky couloirs, and there's even a fleet of Wagner Custom skis to suit any condition. ($17,325 per night for up to 10)

Icelandic Mountain Guides, Greenland

East Greenland is one of the most isolated, pristine places on Earth, and the best way to experience it is by ski touring. Icelandic Mountain Guides take you from mountaintop to ocean, dropping you into powder-covered fjords with icebergs floating in the distance. You'll stay in mountain huts and eat home-cooked meals with local families, so no other ski trip will feel more like a real expedition. Book a private tour or sign up for a preset departure. (Starting at $5,500)

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