A ski trip to Colorado is a fantastic idea for anyone looking to experience some of the most popular ski resorts in the country and tallest mountains. Plus, deciding to go skiing in Colorado means you’ll be able to experience everything from skiing resorts with epic Rocky Mountain vistas and some of the highest elevation ski terrain in the United States.
From Breckenridge to Aspen, Telluride to Steamboat, the Rockies offer unparalleled Colorado ski resort options for skiers and riders of every age and ability. Those looking for easy access and tons of variety will be blown away by Summit County, which is home to Keystone, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin, all resorts within a 15 mile radius of Frisco, Colorado. From the Denver International Airport, these resorts are just a little over an hour and a half ground transfer from baggage claim to chairlift.
All of our partner ski resorts in Colorado all have something unique to offer, deciding which one to visit all depends on what you’re looking for. For our U.S. residents, a ski trip out West is a no-brainer, but Colorado stands up as a noteworthy ski destination for international travel, too. Curious about what a vacation itinerary may look like at one of these resorts? Read our blog posts about a five day trip to popular Colorado resorts like Telluride, Crested Butte or Aspen Snowmass for ideas on how to spend your time there. We’ve also written posts like A Kid’s Guide to Breckenridge, which are great references if you’re planning to visit a resort for the first time with the whole family.
Don't ski or snowboard? Not a problem. Ski.com has the inside scoop on plenty of other activities that happen both on and off the mountain when you’re along for a trip to ski Colorado. They include snow tubing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, zip lining, fat biking, ice skating, shopping, spa treatments, fine dining and much more.
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Part of the draw of skiing in Colorado is the Rocky Mountain Range that runs through the state and the majority of ski resorts with higher elevations offering consistent snow and long winter seasons in comparison to other regions. For those looking to ski Colorado, there are a multitude of options and a variety of experiences offered at 32 ski resorts across the state. From closer proximity to Denver visitors have easy access to Arapahoe Basin and Eldora, or further south Telluride offers great terrain in one of the most scenic ski towns in the state, or north to Steamboat Springs, and west to Aspen Snowmass, there are a multitude of views and ski vacations experiences to consider when deciding where to go when skiing resorts in Colorado. Connect with a Ski.com Mountain Travel Expert today to figure out where you want to travel in Colorado.
Denver locals looking to ski for a day typically take off to Eldora, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Vail and Beaver Creek. If they time their departure right when heading out on I-70, they can maybe spend 1-1.5 hours driving before arriving and having a chance to enjoy the snow. To ski Colorado is a privilege in itself. The resorts know this and partner up with pass companies like Epic or Ikon to make the sport more affordable for those who are local to the mountains or only a short drive away from skiing resorts.
Breckenridge's terrain parks offer a wide variety of features for all levels. From Heaven's Wench to Freeway, to Park Lane and The Impulse, there's something for first-timers and thrill-seeking skiers and riders alike. Copper Mountain also has its own series of terrain parks: Union Peak Progress Park, Copper Bowl Terrain Park, and Tucker Mountain Terrain Park have an array of jumps and rails for riders to let loose and send it. Keystone Resort’s A51 Terrain park you can find the superpipe which is always a crowd pleaser, or travel over to Buttermilk Mountain and check out the X-Games terrain park, including their massive 22-foot tall half pipe!
"To save on a Colorado ski vacation, opt to fly into Denver International Airport and rent a car. That way you'll be able to experience multiple ski resorts in one trip, especially if you have Epic Pass or Ikon Pass."