The Best Colorado Ski Resorts

In Colorado Skiing by Doug Phelps

The Lodge at Vail

Vail Ski Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in the world, with over 5,289 ski-able acres. In addition to the great skiing at Vail Mountain, you’ll want to be sure to explore and enjoy the high-end shops and fine dining in Vail Village as well.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Breckenridge Ski Resort has five separate peaks and the highest chairlift in America. Runs are well-groomed, lined with trees and high alpine bowls and you can enjoy on-hill dining, including Sevens (which sits at an elevation of just over 10,000 feet!). Be sure to explore the downtown arts district as well as local shops and restaurants.

Arrowhead Ski Resort and Beaver Creek Resort

Arrowhead Ski Resort and Beaver Creek Resort are both worth visiting, and can be a great place to take the whole family. You’ll enjoy the well-groomed runs and a friendly atmosphere. Kids will love the fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies each day at 3 p.m. served by staff in chef’s hats. The town of Beaver Creek also features an outdoor skating rink, as well as fun shopping and dining.

Aspen Snowmass

If you’re looking to really treat yourself, Aspen Snowmass is the place for you. Aspen Snowmass consists of four ski areas around the town of Aspen and Snowmass Village. The upscale culture is a major appeal, especially for frequent celebrity visitors. The shops, arts, and culture in downtown Aspen are also top notch.

Telluride Ski Resort

Telluride Ski Resort provides world-class skiing in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado. Enjoy over 2,000 acres of terrain with a base elevation of 8,725 feet and maximum elevation of 13,150 feet. Be sure to ride the free gondola between Mountain Village and Telluride to check out great restaurants and art galleries.