7 affordable slopeside condos

Taos Valley

St. Moritz Condo #102
Taos, New Mexico
$336 per square foot

The St. Moritz was built in 2012, making this the newest condo in our slide show. After looking at a lot of buildings dating from the '70s and '80s, the difference really shows, inside and out. The exterior is modern and attractive. The one-bedroom, one-bath, first-floor unit has 890 square feet and lots of upscale amenities. The kitchen is equipped with stainless-steel appliances, including a large French door refrigerator, granite counter tops and breakfast bar. The living room has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with a built-in flat-screen TV. Stone fireplace and breakfast bar round out this condo's rustic yet modern feel. It's a two- to three-minute walk to the Taos Valley base area where you can catch the No. 1 and No. 5 lifts up the hill. Homeowners association fees are $265 per month, which will be waived for the first year. You can't beat the view, either: You're looking at the slopeside right out your window.

Contact: Keith Dowell of Taos Ski Valley Realty, 575-776-0600

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