12 High-Tech Ski Homes to Nurse Your Olympic Fever

Forget athletes and endorsements; here are 12 medal-worthy winter getaways.

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are starting to wind down. All of the skiing, skating, snowboarding, biathlon and other wintry sports have made us long for the slopes and maybe even a bit of spandex.

Of course, you don’t need to go all the way to Sochi to take in some of the last-minute sights — and you probably don’t want to. Instead, there are plenty of posh places all over the world that are worthy of an Olympic event.

OK, it’s possible that you could only medal in “napping,” but we found 12 homes complete with nearby slopes, rinks, and everything else that you’d need to train like an Olympian. Even better, each of these places has tons of super-cool technology inside.

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Take a peek at our slideshow of 12 High-Tech Ski Homes to Nurse Your Olympic Fever.

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  • The Automated Lifestyle to install a Control4 system. After a hard day on the slopes, the owners can use one of the home's many iPads to fire up the under-floor radiant heating, dim the lighting, close one of the 30 connected blinds, or prepare the eight-person automated hot tub. Other features include streaming audio, a 3D-capable plasma TV, and snow sensors for the roof, driveway, and ground heating systems.

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  • Hood Branco Innovations put seven Control4-connected cameras into this smart ski home, all of which are pointed right at the slopes. Once the day is done and the homeowner starts loosing feeling in their toes, the home's 18 zones of hydronic heating and six zones of forced air heating/cooling can get the house to a comfy temperature. Other features include remote-start gas fireplaces, automated shading, 16 zones of audio with Tannoy speakers, Marantz electronics, and a Panasonic plasma on a motorized lift. After ski season is over, the homeowner can keep checking conditions remotely, via Control4's 4Sight remote access feature.

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