Love golf and skiing? Buying a second home doesn't have to mean choosing one passion over the other

Stratton Mountain Resort, March 2010
Stratton Mountain Resort
Stratton Mountain Ski Resort has 27 holes — and more than 90 ski trails.

Golf and skiing may seem like odd bedfellows, but they in fact share many similarities: both are solo pursuits set in the great outdoors; both challenge beginners and experts alike; and best of all for mogul-mad golfers, both are frequently offered in the same scenic locations. If you're in search of a retirement home that offers easy access to both trails and tee boxes, here are five good places to look.

Glacier Club
Durango, Colo
theglacierclub.com
$750K to $4 million*

The Golf
Three scenic 9-hole tracks designed by Todd Schroeder and Arthur Hills are set at 7,600 feet above sea level.

The Skiing
The club neighbors some of the state's most renowned slopes, including the Durango Mountain Ski Area.

Cool Perk
The annual Durango Film Festival screens some of the region's best independent flicks.

Spanish Peaks
Big Sky, Mont.
spanish-peaks.com
$2.2 mil. to $8 mil.

The Golf
Tom Weiskopf carved 18 drama-filled but member-friendly holes from rustic terrain just north of Yellowstone.

The Skiing
Enjoy a ski-in, ski-out parcel linked by a private lift to Big Sky Resort, which is bigger than Vail.

Cool Perk
The world-class fly fishing on the nearby Gallatin was featured in the movie, "A River Runs Through It."

Eagle Rock Resort
Blue Mountains, Pa.
eaglerockresort.com
$200K to $800K

The Golf
This Arnold Palmer design features streams, sparkling lakes, and — what else? — some killer mountain views.

The Skiing
The mountain offers 14 lighted slopes for all skill levels, and snowboarders will love the half pipe.

Cool Perk
Saddle up for a leisurely horse ride — you can even take riding lessons through Eagle Rock's woods.

Kahler Glen Ski & Golf Resort
Leavenworth, Wash
kahlerglen.com
$275K to $1.2 million

The Golf
Lying at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, this Randy Pelton design is defined by tree-lined fairways and uneven lies.

The Skiing
The groomed slopes at Kahler are connected to almost 20 miles of Lake Wenatchee State Park's trail system.

Cool Perk
Who said practice couldn't be fun? The driving range at Kahler has two floating island greens.

Stratton Mt. Ski Resort
Stratton Mt., Vt.
stratton.com
$110K to $3.2 million

The Golf
The three separate 9-hole courses (Forest, Lake and Mountain) have water in play on 22 of the 27 holes.

The Skiing
Start from the top of the highest point in the Green Mountain range for the best views.

Cool Perk
Go back to school at Stratton U., where top instructors give lessons on all aspects of the game.

* Home prices

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