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

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 […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

5 Epic Vail Resorts Ski Area Improvements for the 2014-2015 Season

Vail Resorts, Inc. had a great year and its investing $85 M back into its U.S ski areas – great news for you and me. This summer’s upgrades will total a whopping $492 M invested back into the resorts in five years. Here’s the lowdown on what’s being done in time for next year: More […]

Read more...

Colorado Weed Wars: Marijuana vs. Ski Country

If you mention anything about Mary Jane on the slopes you’d better be talking about the mountain and not Cannabis. Mary Jane Mountain at the Winter Park Resort in Colorado is named after the pioneer Mary Jane – a lady of ill-repute in those days – and is also one of the major ski attractions […]

Read more...

9 of the Snowiest Ski Areas in the United States

Ask any skier or boarder what they want the most each year and they’ll tell you – more snow! Being snow enthusiasts, we thought you’d appreciate the low-down on which ski areas in America consistently get tons of powder. This unofficial list is based on rough annual snowfall averages over the last decade so don’t […]

Read more...

Climate Change and Snow Business

The big dogs of the ski industry never stop thinking about snow. The warming trend of recent years brings concern of how climate change will impact the future of skiing. Ski journalist Porter Fox states in his book Deep – The Story of Skiing and The Future of Snow, that the warmest years on record […]

Read more...

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. . . Spring Snow & Skiing!

Although we’re just days past Mother’s Day, some of the country’s experiencing Christmas-like snow. This doesn’t dampen a skier’s spring but instead evokes the hope of getting even more runs in this season. For inquiring skiers that may be so inspired, we’ve put together a run-down on some areas that are accessible for late and […]

Read more...

Plan Early: 6 Ways to Save on a Christmas Ski Vacation

With Christmas well into the ski season, booking a holiday getaway in advance isn’t much of a gamble—conditions are good and so is the scenery. All you need to figure out then is when to book and where. If you’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas since you first believed in Santa, then here’s that […]

Read more...

A Backcountry Guide to the Loveland Pass

When the ski lifts turn their lights off come late spring, it signals something more in Colorado. Backcountry skiing during the winter consists of a stagnant wave of snow set in motion by a skier’s turn. But come spring, the melt-freeze cycle turns that snow into something as dense as your grandma’s fruitcake, and much […]

Read more...