Adjacent to the Eastern Slope, this ski resort area on the mountainside is a popular vacation rental area. The area features many condominiums, Swiss/Tyrolian PUD's or freestanding homes with panoramic lake views at the upper end of the road. Ponderosa Ranch was recently purchased by a private owner, and the area is surrounded by forest and trails. Average elevation here ranges from 6,600' to 7,200' with moderate snowfall. The median home sales price for the neighborhood in 2012 was $320,000.