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Colorado’s Ski Areas & Ski Resorts

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Find more than 30 ski areas and resorts throughout the state.

Colorado offers some of most incredible slopes around. These Rocky Mountain retreats offer snow-filled fun for all levels – from the easiest bunny slopes to experts-only backcountry trails.

Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin features a longer-than-usual ski season (typically mid-October to early June). It’s also one of the highest elevation terrain parks in North America, capping out at 3,977 meters.

Aspen Highlands

Known for getting loads of Colorado’s famed light-and-dry powder, Aspen Highlands is beloved for truly epic ski days.

Aspen Mountain

This winter getaway is filled with high-end restaurants, art museums and performance venues, but more skiers than ever are taking to Aspen Mountain’s challenging trails.

Beaver Creek Resort

It’s the amenities that help Beaver Creek stand out: Get up early for untouched powder with the first-tracks program, try wine-and-snowshoe excursions, or warm up with freshly baked cookies.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Breckenridge has trails for everyone, from steep chutes for pro-level skiers to bunny slopes for toddlers. No wonder it’s one of the most popular ski resorts in the country.


One of four resorts in the Aspen area, Buttermilk is an ideal venue for beginner skiers and snowboarders. It’s also where professional snowboarders compete in ESPN’s Winter X Games.

Copper Mountain

The natural beauty of Copper Mountain keeps skiers coming back each season. Separate clusters of beginner, intermediate and expert slopes make it easy to transition to the next level, too.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte is a hidden gem, complete with crowd-free runs and pristine slopes. Take advantage of the CB Backcountry Guide program for next-level backcountry skiing, hiking or mountain biking.

Echo Mountain Resort

A few kilometers south of Idaho Springs, you’ll find Echo Mountain, an affordable, 24-hectare ski area with great Front Range snow for skiers and snowboarders alike.

Eldora Mountain Resort

Less than 80 kilometers from Boulder and Denver, Eldora’s proximity makes it a favorite mountain for locals. Visitors are welcome too and can take on a 4.8-kilometer run, one of Colorado’s longest.

Granby Ranch

For a family-focused ski trip, head to Granby Ranch. You’ll find beginner-friendly lesson programs and a slew of green circle runs at an affordable price.

Hesperus Ski Area

The small-scale Hesperus Ski Area is ideal for those looking for a low-key but thrill-filled escape. There are 26 trails to explore on a beautiful 64-hectare footprint.

Howelsen Hill Ski Area

Opened in 1915, Howelsen is the oldest ski area in the state. It also boasts the largest natural ski-jumping complex in North America, making it a popular training location for Olympic athletes.

Kendall Mountain Ski Area

One of the smallest ski areas in Colorado, Kendall Mountain flies under the radar, but its beginner-friendly trails, ice skating rink and affordable prices has families coming back each season.

Keystone Resort

Consisting of three mountains and five bowls, there’s no shortage of varied runs at Keystone Resort. Don’t miss out on the lift-served tubing hill and popular, fun-focused ski school.

Loveland Ski Area

Loveland Ski Area averages more snow each season than any other Front Range ski area. Add in 728 hectares of diverse, skiable terrain, and you’ve got yourself a must-visit.

Monarch Mountain

Many ski areas supplement fresh powder with machine-made snow – but not Monarch. Sitting nearly 3,700 meters atop the Continental Divide, Monarch’s snow is 100 percent natural.

Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Looking for surprising views? Powderhorn Mountain Resort near Grand Junction is on the Grand Mesa, the largest flat-top mountain in the world, providing vistas that resemble the Grand Canyon.

Purgatory Resort

Bring the whole family to Purgatory Resort in the San Juan Mountains, where you’ll find approachable slopes, majestic views, and plenty of kid-friendly terrain and activities.

Silverton Mountain

As Colorado’s highest and steepest ski mountain, Silverton is an old-school, no-frills ski experience with ungroomed, expert-only terrain.

Ski Cooper

Once the training site of the 10th Mountain Division’s World War II-era ski troops, Ski Cooper now boasts 64 uncrowded, laid-back slopes covered in some of the softest powder in Colorado.


Adjacent to Aspen, Snowmass is massive in every sense, boasting that 36 Disneylands could fit within its boundaries. It’s also renowned for its small-town charm and ski-in, ski-out resorts.


Steamboat’s snow is so special that it trademarked the term Champagne Powder®. This light, dry, smooth snow is found only in this Yampa Valley town that feels straight out of the Wild West.

Sunlight Mountain Resort

With affordable prices and varied terrain, Sunlight is a fantastic ski spot. Add in the world’s largest hot springs pool at nearby Glenwood Hot Springs, and you’ll have an unforgettable vacation.


Surrounded by 4,000-meter peaks, Telluride welcomes expert and beginning skiers alike. After days of racing down fluffy powder, spend your evenings exploring the eye-catching, Victorian-era town.

Vail Mountain

One of Colorado’s most famous resorts, Vail boasts 2,140 skiable hectares and 193 trails. High-end accommodations, trendy shopping and delicious dining round out this amazing getaway.

Winter Park Resort

Looking to test your skills? Winter Park’s bumpy conditions are a welcome challenge for many expert skiers and snowboarders. Relax and recover with high-end lodging and dining.

Wolf Creek Ski Area

While many Colorado ski areas boast massive snowfalls, Wolf Creek Ski Area tops the list, getting a staggering 1,000 centimeters of snow on average each year. Its season also starts early.