Colorado

Ski Colorado this winter! Known for the large amounts of snowfall, Colorado has been a top ski vacation state for decades. Many of the popular ski resorts in Colorado are close to Interstate 70 and a scenic drive from Denver International Airport, making them some of the most convenient and easy-to-get-to ski resorts in the country.

What Makes Colorado Skiing So Unique

With 28 resorts, it's not hard to understand why Colorado is known for its winter sports and vacations. And many of the resorts share their lift tickets and season passes, so you can enjoy different ski and snow sport atmospheres on the same vacation. Lodging at Colorado resorts range from at-resort and slope-side lodging to yurts, cabins, ski chalets, cottages, to standard hotel and motel accommodations, to luxurious accommodations like vacation rental mountain homes and luxury condominiums. Ski-in / ski-out lodgings are common, especially in areas like Vail, Beaver Creek, and Summit County, where an entire village area and network of small villages is designed for skiing and snow sports, offering shuttle services for your convenience.

Major Ski Resorts

The top ski resorts in Colorado include the cluster of four Summit County resorts known as Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin. Each of these resort areas are located in resort towns, with restaurants, lodging, and more things to do all right in a small village area.

Colorado's top quality ski resort network of Aspen \ Snowmass, Beaver Creek, and Vail (with transportation between them) have shared lift tickets and passes. These resorts are usually a little more expensive, however, you should ski here during your lifetime. They are that epic.

Additional ski resorts in central Colorado include Crested Butte, Loveland, Echo Mountain, Monarch MountainSki Cooper, Granby RanchWinter Park, Sunlight Mountain, and to the north Steamboat Springs. Some of these smaller resorts will be less expensive, but no less unworthy than the rest.

On the Western slope, you'll find Durango Mountain Resort, Wolf Creek, Silverton, Powderhorn, and world-famous Telluride. We love these resorts because they are typically less crowded, less expensive, and you have no idea how beautiful western Colorado is until you see if for yourself.

Vacation Coupons—What We Do

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Colorado offers other activities like snowshoeing, sledding, sleigh rides, snowcatting, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, and a variety of ski racing competitions and festivals for vacationers of all ages to enjoy. Truly endless possibilities—browse through the ski resorts found on this site, all of which have deals and discounts. We have also included helpful information about the area, restaurants and dining experiences, tours and activities, weather, and directions.

Featured Blog Posts

A-Basin Claims First Runs and Launches Colorado’s Ski Season

The ski season has begun! Not to be outdone, Arapahoe Basin claims first runs and launches the opening of Colorado’s ski and snowboard season again this year. Starting at 9 AM on Oct 17, skiers and snowboarders can catch the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift to mid-mountain and slide down the intermediate High Noon […]

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The IntraWest Family Passport – The Mother of Family Season Ski Passes

You’ve made the commitment – this is the year that everyone in your troupe is skiing/riding together (or learning how)! And if you’re like most others, you’re not only dreaming about your upcoming powder days, but you may also be concerned about how it’ll affect your bank account. Taking everyone skiing with you may not […]

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Colorado Insider Tips for Families with Small Skiers

Hello ski fanatics (who also like a good deal)! My family of five has been skiing Colorado slopes for several years now after relocating from Texas. Over time, I’ve become pretty good at finding deals that make skiing multiple times a year plausible. Here are my insider’s tips for family skiing on the cheap. Granby […]

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Top Upgrades to 18 Colorado Ski Areas This Season

Last winter proved to be a record-setting year for Colorado mountain resort visitors, and the ski areas are throwing back the love with lots of improvements and upgrades. Here’s our breakdown of the top improvements that skiers will find at Colorado ski areas and resorts that we can all look forward to this year. A-BASIN […]

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Skiing More Than Four Days? The Epic Pass Will Save You Coin

The Epic Pass sale is on and the passes are selling fast for good reason: This mega ticket provides skiers with unlimited entry to ski and ride the slopes at 11 premiere US ski resorts and for five consecutive days at Niseko United, Japan. Offered by Vail Resorts, the all-season ski pass has no restrictions […]

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Incredible Views with Eats at the Lunch Rock in Winter Park

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, Winter Park Resort in Colorado is gifting itself with a new Lunch Rock Restaurant in the Mary Jane Territory. The (estimated) $8M facility will feature year-round outdoor and indoor seating and will stay true to the tradition of the Mary Jane culture by fitting within the environment atop of the […]

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Ski and Ride 14 Days at 7 Resorts with the Mountain Collective Pass

The Mountain Collective season ski pass deal has arrived and it’s even better than before with access to even more terrain for a fraction of the price. This year’s benefits provide skiers and riders with access to not six, but seven world class ski areas and two bonus resorts with winter seasons that run polar […]

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Family-Friendly Ski Vacation at Steamboat Resort Covers the Whole Clan

Vacations form the foundation for fond family memories. Though parents become adept at selecting a destination that appeals to all preferences within their group, skiing adds the extra challenge of accommodating for the various skill levels in the clan. Steamboat Resort in Colorado has raised family friendliness to new levels. Steamboat strives to be among the most […]

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Keystone Resort Levels Up Family-Friendly Skiing

Just 75 miles from Denver, Keystone resort continues to improve and revamp existing programs and amenities for next season. They’ve leveled-up family skiing with lots of perks built into its on-mountain experience. Kids Ski Free will be back for its third season in Winter 2014-2015. Only a two-night minimum stay is required, there are no […]

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6 Watering Holes that Locals Love in Summit County

After a day of skiing and playing on any of the big mountains in Summit County, Colorado you may be ready for some aprés ski. If you’re like me, you’ll likely talk with some local residents to secure the best food and drink as well as an authentic experience away from the touristy crowds. I’ve […]

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