5 Top Ski Resorts in Colorado

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When it comes to amazing ski vacations, Colorado will certainly not disappoint. It is not only home to some of the best resorts in the country, but the world as well. No matter your budget, level of skiing ability or preferred atmosphere, there is something for everyone here. If you are tasked with finding the spot for your next ski holiday, here is a bit of information on some of the top resorts in the state.


Vail is not only the biggest ski resort in Colorado, it is the biggest in the country. With over 5,000 acres—5289—to be exact, there is plenty of space to get your ski on. There is a wide range of slopes to hit, and if you fancy a more upscale experience and atmosphere, the downtown area is teeming with luxurious shopping and fine dining establishments. If you are searching for a Vail hotel, make sure you check out booking sites like Expedia to find great deals on luxury accommodations.


Breckenridge is one of the most visited resorts in the country and with good reason. Its 146 trails are spread over four interconnected mountains. It is home to 5 terrain parks, easy cruisers, steep chutes, and for those of you who enjoy backcountry style skiing, wide open bowls. It has great slopes for children new to the sport, making it a top pick for families. There is something for all levels of ability, making it a good destination for beginners and experts alike. Some other worthwhile activities in Breckenridge include dogsledding with Siberian Huskies or touring the Country Boy mine.

Arapahoe Basin

If you enjoy a good party atmosphere, Arapahoe Basin may be a good choice for you. Free parking makes tailgating a popular activity after a day of hitting the slopes, and will find people relaxing, socializing and taking in the amazing views. It gets more than 350 inches of snow a year, giving it one of the longest ski seasons of any resort. This area also boasts the highest skiable terrain on the continent. Here you will find hundreds of expertly-carved trails and some of the most beautiful views around.

Winter Park

If you do not want to travel too far, Winter Park is a good choice, being only 67 miles northwest of Denver. It holds the distinction of being the state’s longest continually operated resort. It has a variety of slopes great for kids and adults alike, no matter what your ability. One of the largest in Colorado, it offers up over 3,000 acres of mountain, six terrain parks and a super pipe. If you accompanied by anyone who will not be hitting the slopes, there is plenty on offer, such as free ice skating lessons.


Steamboat, well known for its champagne powder and Strawberry Hot Springs, is one of the most visited Colorado ski resorts.  It was the training ground of many Olympians—69 to be exact–and you can find a small museum onsite outlining their accomplishments. It is a great spot for intermediate skiers and snowboarders, and offers a low-cost pass that allows you a first run on the mountain at 8 each morning.

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