Nice house! Trust me, some people love to be gawked! But they went a little too far and now somebody's taking a BIG hit!
I just hope it's them and not the trades/vendors.
Hey with those kind of bucks, maybe it's one way glass.
Coming late to this party but I must say that our experience was that most mountain towns have a lot to offer. Steamboat is a good sized community without the resort, Park City is closer to SLC than most suburbs are to their downtown, Aspen is great if you can afford it and down valley may be better than in town, the Vail valley also has a world of activity year 'round. We bought and live part time in Big Sky. It's small enough that it is easy to make friends. There are a lot of folks your (our) age there. If you like to ski it is hard to beat. No lift lines, lots of mountain and a few other ski areas nearby. No problem getting a good meal most any night of the week. Lots of small parties and interaction with other locals. No water real close in the summer like Whitefish but it's great if you like the mountain outdoors, fishing and horses. On top of that Bozeman is a great town with one each of all the big box stores plus a great downtown and main street.