Not quite ski-in, ski-out Jackson Hole condos driving resurgence

Berry Patch condos in the Aspens are now listed below $300,000 after selling for more than $500,000 in 2007. These 1-bed units built in the 1970s offer a lower-priced opportunity to own ski property.

Currently there are 37 condos listed below $1 million in the Aspens/Racquet Club and Teton Village, with 20 listed below $500,000. While there are another 26 Jackson Hole condos listed above $1 million to nearly $4 million, the lower half of the market has driven the resurgence of ski properties in the last several quarters.

Through the first three quarters of 2011, Teton Village unit sales increased 78 percent to 50 while decreasing in sales volume 4.3 percent to $43.4 million. Since October there have been 12 sales in the Aspens and Teton Village, with all but one below $1 million.

Of course the closer to the lifts the better if skiing or snowboarding is a person’s main reason for owning property near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. However, a condo doesn’t have to be ski-in/ski-out to earn solid rental income or be more than just a few minutes from lift service. Contact me for actual and/or estimated rental figures for these properties.

After a price reduction this week on a 1-bed, 1-bath, 736-square-foot condo in the Aspens to $289,000, there are now six such units listed for sale below $300,000. Located approximately three miles south of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, these properties have for decades represented a popular entry-level ski property ownership opportunity. In 2007 these same units sold for more than $500,000.

Rather schuss right to your door in Teton Village? The only option below $300,000 is a 441-square-foot Teton Mountain Lodge studio. The next full ownership opportunity in the Teton Village core is a 1-bed, 580-square-foot condo in Snake River Lodge and Spa at $372,750. There are seven ski-in/ski-out condos listed for less than $500,000.

The only condo sale in Teton Village since October above $1 million was in Four Seasons in Jackson Hole.
The only condo sale in Teton Village since October above $1 million was in Four Seasons in Jackson Hole.

A closer look at the 63 active listings for condos on the West Bank of the Snake River includes these additional highlights:

  • The least-expensive Teton Village condo remains a 1-bed, 1-bath, 757-square-foot unit in the Gros Ventre building after 173 days on market. This is about a 5-minute walk (or quick shuttle ride) to the lifts.
  • The least-expensive Hotel Terra unit is a 1-bed, 782-square-foot unit listed at $399,000.
  • The least-expensive 2-bed condo is a 1,174-square-foot Aspens unit listed at $399,000. The least-expensive 2-bed condo in Teton Village is a 1,000+-square-foot unit in the Sleeping Indian building in South Teton Village on Michael Drive.
  • The highest sold price for a 1-bed, 1-bath Aspens condo was $620,000 in October 2008. Nine sold for more than $500,000 between 2006 and 2008.

Planning a visit to Jackson Hole this winter? Let me know when and I’ll make sure you are up to speed on area properties before you hit town. We can even have a showing itinerary arranged ahead of your visit. Initial meetings held on ski lifts will be given scheduling preference!

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