Also located in Gunnison County, Marble, Colorado, still offers the feel of a sleepy 1880s mining town in a peaceful, unspoiled mountain valley perfect for those that might put Nordic skiing, ice skating, sledding, horseback riding and back-country skiing on their wish list. It’s about an hour away from the world-class alpine skiing and snowboarding options of the Aspen area. Lift ticket prices at Sunlight Mountain Resort, just south of Glenwood Springs and with terrain for all ability levels, are about half that of Aspen. All alpine skiing options are a bit of a drive, but that may help Marble stay more pristine. If you’re planning to use your home for more of a summer getaway, putting down roots in or near Marble might make sense.