Resort Categories

Choose a ski resort category below and find the best ski resorts for any type of ski vacation.


Ski Resort Info

Mountain Stats Comparison

Compare elevation, chairlift, and other mountain statistics.


Snowcat Skiing

Guide to snowcat skiing operations in the State of Colorado.


Lift Ticket Prices

Compare seasonal prices for all of the ski resorts in Colorado.


More Ski Resort Categories

Luxury Ski Resorts

Where to bring your family for a luxury ski vacation in Colorado.


Beginner Ski Resorts

Find the best ski resorts for beginner skiers and beginner ski terrain. You will find plenty of green circle trails at these mountains.


Family Ski Resorts

These are all of the best ski resorts for a Colorado family vacation.


Budget Ski Vacations

Which ski resorts should you visit if you are traveling on a budget?


  • Arapahoe Basin

    Arapahoe Basin

    Arapahoe Basin is located near the continental divide in Summit County, Colorado. This ski area has a wide variety of intermediate and advanced ski terrain. Although this is one of the smaller ski areas in Colorado, it has carved out its own niche among local skiers and earned the nickname; "The Legend".

  • Aspen


    This is one of the best ski resorts in Colorado for skiing steep groomed runs. With more than 3,000 feet of vertical skiing that is accessible from the gondola, there is enough terrain at Aspen to give anyone a work out.

  • Aspen Highlands

    Aspen Highlands

    The Aspen Highlands Ski Area is located in the Roaring Fork Valley; between Aspen Mountain (Ajax), and the Buttermilk Ski Area. Aspen Highlands is part of the Aspen/Snowmass corporation. Lift tickets here are valid at all of the Aspen/Snowmass resorts. A free bus is available to shuttle skiers and snowboarders between all of the ski mountains of the Roaring Fork Valley.

  • Beaver Creek

    Beaver Creek

    This is one of the finest and fanciest ski resorts in the country. Quaint and classy shopping and lodging that compliments top-notch skiing.

  • Breckenridge


    Breckenridge is known for having great nightlife and great skiing. There are plenty of high-quality restaurants in Breckenridge and there is a wide variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.

  • Buttermilk


    Buttermilk built its 50-year legacy on wide-open and gently rolling trails that cater to beginners and families. Today it’s famous for hosting the X Games through 2014 and being voted #1 by Transworld Snowboarding Magazine Reader’s Poll for best pipe. The 22-foot superpipe in the legendary terrain park does not disappoint, as many X Games winners, Olympians and up-and-comers can attest.

  • Copper Mountain

    Copper Mountain

    Phenomenal boarding and skiing without the price tag of Vail and Beaver Creek. Stay and ski in three different base areas. You will love it here. Everybody does.

  • Crested Butte

    Crested Butte

    Tucked under all the traffic and crowds on I-70, Crested Butte Ski Resort in a one-of-a-kind oasis in Colorado. Once you get back here, you won't want to leave.

  • Eldora


    Eldora Mountain is a fierce little hill, little known to those from outside the state, and one of the best kept secrets in our skiing community. But as more skiers look for alternatives to I-70 traffic, the secret is no longer safe.

  • Granby Ranch

    Granby Ranch

    Granby Ranch ski resort is a smaller hill and four season resort next door to Winter Park and Fraser. There are several condo blocks, as well as individual homes. A great beginner's hill with a tons and tons of terrain park area and a steeper, tougher north face. Come here with the kids and escape the crowds.

  • Keystone


    Keystone Ski Resort was made popular by great skiing terrain and vertical drop, but it became a legend for its long trails and night skiing. You won't be disappointed.

  • Loveland


    Loveland Ski Area is a locals hill that has plenty to offer. It is the closest skiing to Denver, and the cheapest. Come see why the locals love it.

  • Monarch


    Monarch is a great hidden spot between Gunnison and Salida with highly agreeable lift ticket prices, which makes this place excellent for family skiing.

  • Powderhorn


    Powderhorn Resort is a local's hill on the Western Slope of Colorado near Grand Junction. There are a few condos for a ski vacation, but most who ski here come up for the day and enjoy the very fast runs, long terrain parks, and do apres ski at one of the two sunset grills.

  • Ski Cooper

    Ski Cooper

    Ski Cooper is located on Vail Pass and offers a beginner's terrain park, snowcat skiing, as well as great cross country and backcountry access.

  • Snowmass


    The Snowmass Ski Resort is part of the Aspen/Snowmass area. This includes 4 ski areas that are all located within about 15 minutes of each other; Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass.

  • Steamboat


    Steamboat is a skier's heaven. Nestled on the north side of I-70, at lower altitude but with an incredible vertical drop, and it just dumps tons of powder here. And rehab in the Springs apres ski ain't bad either.

  • Sunlight Mountain

    Sunlight Mountain

    Topping out at almost 9900 feet above sea level with 2010 feet of vertical drop, this salty little 470 acre hill skis way bigger than it looks. Plus the prices are some of the lowest around, and the people just can't be beat.

  • Telluride


    This is one of the best expert ski resorts in Colorado and there is enough tough ski terrain here to make even the best skiers think twice.

  • Vail


    Vail is a goliath mountain with almost twice as many skiable acres as the next biggest. People who don't ski have heard of Vail. And not without reason.

  • Winter Park

    Winter Park

    Winter Park Resort is a very balanced ski area with a little bit of everything and not too much of anything. From hard stuff to terrain parks, disabled skiing, apres ski, and on-mountain lodging. A truly all-around resort.

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