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

January is the Best Time to Learn to Ski and Snowboard

Never skied before? Don’t let that stop you. Are you a skier who would like to try riding? January is the perfect time to learn a new snow sport because it’s National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month all across the nation. This month kicks off is a special time in the season when many […]

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Copper’s Olympic-Sized Superpipe is Open for Business

  Riders rejoice! Copper Mountains’ 22-foot Main Vein Superpipe is looking good. Once again, Mother Nature and Cooper’s snow groomers have worked hard recently to produce conditions to allow for the gargantuan pipe to be the first one in North America to open this year. The superpipe is surprisingly deep when you get into it, and […]

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3 Thrilling Snow Sports for Adrenaline Junkies to Try

Winter lovers, rejoice! Whether it’s the polar vortex descending, or awakening of La Nina, this winter is off to a good start. And with it comes the opportunity to try all kinds of exciting snow sports. Skijorking, snowkiting and snowbiking are some exhilarating but less commonly known activities you’ll see offered around ski areas. If […]

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Mountain Threads Ski Clothing Outfitter That Rents

Buying ski clothes can be an expensive investment, especially if you only go up a few times a year, or if you have children that outgrow their clothes faster than you can keep up with. Or, what if much like the skis and snowboards you demo, you’d like to try some ski clothes before you […]

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4 Holiday Gift Ideas for Skiers or Snowboarders

The turkey is long gone and the holiday shopping in on! Although some of us are in denial that in order to give gifts, we must go get them. If you’re in the latter group, why not give gifts that will increase your leisure time spent with your loved ones? Perhaps your people already love […]

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GetOutfitted Rents Ski and Snowboard Clothing

Snowboarding was one of the first things I did when I relocated to Denver. It took me a while to get the right gear for the new sport (Chicago is a whole different kind of cold), and the money I invested could’ve covered the down payment on a new car. Add two kids who outgrow […]

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Look to Frias Properties for Ski Lodging in Aspen

Taste a little of Aspen’s legendary skiing and riding, and you’ll be hooked. Spread over four majestic mountains, the resort’s snow-packed trails provide the perfect environment to experience ski nirvana. And more than just the skiing, Aspen’s warm, friendly hospitality and sophisticated nightlife will make you want to come back often and stay longer. Where […]

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Monarch Celebrates 75 Years and Beyond

It’s no secret that Monarch Mountain is a favorite ski area for Colorado natives and visitors, and for good reason. For 75 years, Monarch has been known to provide quality and highly accessible skiing with a smile. They’re known for their staff’s friendliness and down-to-earth hospitality on and off the mountain. Monarch has a rich […]

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Ski Resort Opening Dates for the 2014-2015 Season

Now that A-Basin in Colorado has officially opened the North American ski season this year, we’re all fired up for the remaining resorts all over the country to follow suit. The start of the ski season means planning for all things winter. To help you to plan your ski break, we’ve compiled a rundown of projected […]

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How to Get Your Skis & Boards Ready to Ride

The snow is flying in high country and that means that it’s time to check your skis and snowboards to see if they’ll hold up this season. For those of you savvy enough to have tuned and waxed your equipment before storing it last spring, have fun on the first run! For the rest of […]

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