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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

$10 M in Purgatory Collective Improvements for the Second Season in a Row

“With an additional $10 million for capital projects this coming year, we continue our commitment to transform the overall mountain experience for all our guests, at our four resorts,” managing partner of the largest mountain operators in the Southwest, James Coleman said. “Adding new lifts, trails, snowmaking, and improving the overall skier experience continues to be […]

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Which Resort Should You Ski and Ride on Your Epic Pass?

Setting the standard for multi-resort passes, the Epic Pass now offers unlimited year-round access to an unprecedented 13 world-class resorts in the U.S. and Australia! With each resort delivering its own unique ski experience and culture, this run-down may help you decide where you’ll be doing most of your epic swooshing this winter. Vail, CO: […]

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Ski & Ride Through Memorial Day and Beyond at Arapahoe Basin

The mild days and blue skies of spring take nothing away from the great snow conditions at the legendary Arapahoe Basin in Colorado. Known for its long ski season, often being the first ski area in the country to open for the season and the last to close, half the mountain is above tree line […]

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Colorado Celebrates 4 Major Ski Resort Anniversaries

It’s been a big year for Colorado ski resorts. Four of them held anniversaries across the state and skiers have had plenty of opportunities to celebrate and reminisce about the good old ski days.  Enjoyed by countless skiers and riders for generations, there are lots of reasons to revisit these classic resorts. Winter Park’s 75th Anniversary Winter Park ski resort origins are pretty […]

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6 Perfect Après Ski Spots in Breckenridge to Check Out

We all know the feeling after a great day of skiing– you’ve just lugged your gear back to the parking lot with shaky legs, stripped off each extra layer of clothing and tossed it into the trunk, and just as that wave of exhaustion from the day’s fun passes, the thought comes that the only things […]

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Amtrak Ski Packages to Winter Park or Sunlight Mountain

Skiing and riding with your group during spring break can make for good times. But driving to and from the mountain, especially during a snow fall, could put a damper on all the shenanigans. Now in Colorado, you can enjoy a scenic route directly to Winter Park or Sunlight Mountain without the traffic and or […]

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Ski 13 World-Class Resorts With the 2016-2017 Epic Pass, On Sale Now!

Vail Resorts, Inc. has outdone itself with the early spring release of their 2016-2017 Epic Pass, on sale now. With a more than a month left in this ski season, this is the earliest sale of the coveted pass to date, offering many enticing benefits to skiers and snowboarders who purchase their passes now. Anyone […]

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Skiing with my 5th Grader at Winter Park

Our family of five moved from Northern Virginia to Colorado in 2014 and I was excited to learn that my youngest child, a fifth grader now, was eligible for both the free 5th Grade Passport program and the Epic Schoolkids Colorado Pack. Both programs are free for students his age who live in-state, and both […]

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8 Must-Have Ski and Snowboard Apps

Skiing and riding any mountain is better with tech. Sure, snow reports are handy, but the latest ski apps help you to keep up with your friends, provide tips for mastering terrain, and will provide you with free discounts to help you save money on your ski vacation. Whether you’re an expert or novice skier, […]

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Going on a Family Ski Vacation? Save by Renting Your Equipment

If you are in the midst of planning a family ski vacation, you’re probably feeling super-excited about your upcoming trip. You might be anxious to go out and purchase all of the newest and best ski equipment so that you and your family will be prepared, but that is one thing that you might want […]

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