Your second home should be even better than your primary one; it should make you want to return again and again. Lake Tahoe, on the border of California and Nevada, offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the revealing landscape year round.

Can you imagine owning a home with an attached ski hut that takes you directly onto the ski run? “This home was designed for the family that appreciates the rare ability to ski, hike and bike directly from their doorstep,” PR agency C&R Communications said in an email about the home.

This six-bedroom, seven-bath luxury home is in the Mountainside at Northstar community, a location simultaneously bustling and relaxing. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America, and the surrounding area offers homes enjoyed by those who spend a lot of time behind computers in California’s Bay Area.

According to C&R, “Perfectly positioned at the center of it all is Mountainside at Northstar, an exclusive residential community that is witnessing a surge from Silicon Valley’s circle of ‘tech industry elite.’ This is where execs from Apple, Barracuda, eBay and Google are spending their summers and winters.” And what can be more enlightening for a skier than having easy access to the ski run?

With built-in ski storage, this amazing residence was built with the wild at heart in mind. Offered at $9.3 million, this luxurious home spreads over nearly 8,000 square feet. There are seven fireplaces in this imposing home, one of them double-sided. We found out about the home from an email revealing the astonishing landscape framed by floor to ceiling windows.

Walnut flooring and landscape-worthy expansive windows, featuring views of Castle Peak and the Carson Range, alongside details that make your heart skip a beat make this a family dream home.

And it gets even better. C&R says: “Ownership at Mountainside at Northstar includes privileged access to The Ritz-Carlton [resort], where residents can dine, apres ski, apres hike, and utilize the spa and spa services. Residents also have access to the recently unveiled Tree House, equipped with a pool, game room, lounge and sport court.

“Tree House will serve as the new central hub for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, with a team of concierge outfitters to guide owners in accessing all that Tahoe has to offer. In addition, new amenities geared toward adventurous families, including extensive hiking and biking trails, glamping in architecturally stunning huts and outdoor adventure parks for all ages, are in the works.”