Though it's technically a house, Travel + Leisure wasn't afraid to name the perma-on-the-market Resort West SKI Magazine 'Dream Home' as having one of the best aprs-ski hotel hot tubs in the land.

The 12-person stone hot tub (time machine not included) offers views of Jordanelle and all that being perched atop Little Baldy Peak watching the sun set over the Wasatch Back affords.

The backyard also has a Playboy Mansion-esque heated outdoor pool (complete with grotto) with snow-may-never-touch-your-tootsies radiant heated concrete around the water.

The home itself is 14k square feet of ridiculous (6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 3.5 levels - what's with the .5 level? For that kind of scril - almost $20 mil. - I want a full fourth story dammit) adjacent to the Jordanelle Express Gondola or the Deer Crest chair, yours for only ...ready:


The upside: It rents for $13.5k a night. Week-minimum stay for 16 people during Sundance would cover a portion of your $78,720 monthly payment (assuming you put 20 percent down or $3.7 million on a 30-year fixed).

The downside: $4k/month heating bills during the winter; $3k/month service/upkeep/gardening HOAs though. You know, and then there's the whole notion of this home, built in 2007 - the height of corporate takeover of America, rampant deregulation, Wall Street gone mad, Madoff's last stand and the end of the middle class all slapping you in the face one granite countertop and mahogany beam at a time - is a reminder of that vitriolic and disconnected time of voluntary wars with no end, oil spills on the Horizon and the rise of Tom Joad 2.0, the misplaced middle manager, king of foreclosure, cashed-out 401k: The Great Recession Years.


Say your estranged Uncle Haliburton does die and leaves you with $19 mil. to only spend on housing or to donate; you could buy your Deer Valley 'Dream Home' ...or donate a cool $15 mil. to charity and still come away with these three mighty fine, (and historic) properties (ski home, beach home, city home); combined price, under $3.75 million:

1) This Old Town Park City pad right across from PCMR's main lot: Three-bedroom, three-bath, one-car garage. 2,200 square feet, $1.2 million

2) This Stinson Beach, Calif uber-famous historic beachfront property, 'The Red House': Three-bedroom, 1.5 bath, 2,300 square feet, $1.8 million

3) Restored 1910 two-story Craftsman in the heart of Seattle's sought-after Montlake neighborhood: four-bedroom, two-bath, 2100 square feet, $754,000:

So, how's it going to be folks: $19 million for Deer Valley spread or a $15 million check to Oxfam and three sweeeeeet properties; what's your call?