Popular Colorado Backcountry Skiing Routes
This page lists several areas for good backcountry skiing. Before you head into the backcountry, be sure to check out the page on avalanche safety for backcountry travelers.
This page covers all of the backcountry skiing in the Loveland Pass area. This includes Loveland Pass and the ridge line from the pass to Arapahoe Basin which has some of the steepest skiing in Summit County.
There is a large amount of difficult terrain that is accessible from the backside of the Vail Ski Resort. This page has photos and information for skiers and snowboarders who are heading into the East Vail backcountry. In addition to close lift access to this terrain, you can take the free Vail bus back to the base area after you have completed a run.
Vail Pass is a popular winter recreation area for everyone ranging from skiers and snowboarders to snowmobilers and snowshoers. Us this page to find info for recreationists and travelers going over the pass.
Berthoud Pass can be found on rt. 40 just to the south of the Winter Park ski resort. This is the former site of the Berthoud Pass Ski Area; the chairlifts have been torn down but the great skiing remains.
This mountain is located above the town of Silverthorne and this is part of the Gore Mountain Range. This mountain also contains part of the Eagle’s Nest trail system.