Skiing is quite popular in this state, arguably even more so than our pastime of “marijuana smoking”. So if you've got a penchant for sliding down the side of a mountain on two sticks, then Colorado is one of the states you'll want to make some tracks in. But where will you choose to lay your skies down?
There are so many resorts in Colorado for Skiing that it makes it difficult to choose; fortunately, we're here to offer some guidance as to where you should go.
Best Resorts in Colorado for Skiing You Must Visit
Colorado is home to some of the best ski resorts in the world, and it's easy to see why. The state offers more than 500 miles of trails at 14 ski areas and four terrain parks. Here are seven of our favorite resorts in Colorado for Skiing:
Vail is a ski resort town, and the Sonnenalp is one of its finest properties, a cozy Alpine-style lodge with more than 100 rooms and suites overlooking the ski area's upper slopes. The lobby has a fireplace, and the lounge has a big stone fireplace as well. Rooms have balconies or patios, and some have fireplaces or whirlpool tubs. There's also an outdoor pool and hot tub, plus a restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Snowmass Base Village Condos
Snowmass is another Vail-area resort located on the slopes of Mt. Elbert — Colorado's tallest peak — with views of both the Sawatch Range to the west and Collegiate Peaks to the east. You can stay right in the heart of Snowmass Village at these condos, which come with full kitchens and private entrances, so you can come and go as you please without disturbing other guests. Some units also have washers/dryers, while others have fireplaces or balconies with mountain views — ask when booking!
Grand Colorado on Peak
Grand Colorado on Peak is a ski-in, ski-out resort with a spa, fine dining, and more. This luxury resort offers access to the Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Beaver Creek Ski Resort. Guests have access to private ski concierge services and a private shuttle to the slopes.
This luxury resort in Colorado for Skiing offers guests private balconies with views of Snowmass Village or Elk Mountains. The hotel has an outdoor heated pool and spa tub, as well as a fitness center overlooking Aspen Mountain. Guests can ski or snowboard at the nearby Snowmass Ski Area or Snowmass Village Ski Area.
The Grand Hyatt is a four-star resort in the heart of downtown Denver. It's not the most luxurious hotel in town, but it's one of the best-value properties.
From its location to its amenities, this hotel is a winner. As far as location goes, you can't beat being right across Union Station and connected to the 16th Street Mall by Skybridge. All of Denver's main attractions are within walking distance, including Coors Field and the Pepsi Center (where you'll find concerts, sports games, and other events). The hotel also has an indoor pool, fitness center, and restaurant/bar.
The rooms are standard for this category of the hotel: They're not huge but have all the basic comforts like WiFi access, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges. For an extra fee, you can upgrade to a suite with additional space and amenities like robes and DVD players.
Steamboat Ski Resort
Steamboat is one of the largest resorts in Colorado for Skiing, with an elevation of 10,000 feet and more than 2,800 acres of skiable terrain. The resort has four separate mountains, 300 inches of annual snowfall, and 35 lifts. Because it's located in the Rocky Mountains, Steamboat gets much more snow than other resorts in the area.
The resort has five terrain parks: the Terrain Park at Elk Camp Gondola; the Cliffhouse Terrain Park; the Coaches' Corner Terrain Park; Kokomo; and Mayflower. There are also two halfpipes (one for beginners and one for advanced skiers).
There are three restaurants at Steamboat: the Bistro (lunch); Copper Mountain Grill (dinner); and The Big Easy (dinner).
Keystone is located in Summit County, about 40 minutes from Denver International Airport. It offers skiing and snowboarding on 565 acres of terrain spread across seven peaks. Keystone has three terrain parks: North Peak Park; South Peak Park; and Spillway Park. There are also two halfpipes (one for beginners and one for advanced skiers).