Colorado is known for many things: breathtaking scenery, amazing outdoors (to run, hike, balloon, cycle and more) fantastic food, and wonderful cultural experiences.
It’s also known for having the world’s largest flat top mountain in the world, more microbreweries than any other state, and last but not least- world class skiing.
If you like to ski, love to ski, want to ski- Colorado is where you need to be. Inside this post, you will find some of the best places to do it.
Vail is one of the biggest ski resorts, covering more terrain than any other one in the state. You’ll find a lot of variety here, but it’s also known as being one of the friendliest in terms of beginners and families. Check out the Sourdough and Lost Boy Trails in particular.
Sourdough flows directly under the chairlift and offers plenty of room to practice your wide turns on its gentle pitch.
Over on Lost Boy, you will start with a flat pitch and widen out into your own highway separate from the rest of the bowl. Fun fact: It’s actually named after a Boy Scout who went missing on the mountain in the ’60s. But don’t worry- he turned out to be completely fine, and it’s pretty hard to get lost there.
Aspen consists of four standalone ski resorts: Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands. Together, they span over 5,550 acres of spectacular ski terrain.
But one of these places is not like the others.
While the first three are known more for their glitz and glamour, Aspen Highlands has its own good thing going on. Visitors say it’s a little more down to earth with fewer crowds and lines. And while there are slopes for all ability levels, it’s known for having expert runs. The Highland Bowl, which boasts a 13,000 ft drop is said to give even the most experienced skiers some palpitations.
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Telluride is consistently voted one of the top ski resorts to check out. Not just in Colorado but in all of the United States! And once you’re there, you’ll know why; with its 2,000 acres of terrain and spectacular views of the mountain peaks -known as “fourteeners”- plus 148 trails to discover.
Are you looking for the most snow? Lowest skiing prices? Shorter wait lines? And even free parking?
Well, you just described Wolf Creek near Pagosa Springs. How the secret isn’t entirely out by now is anyone’s guess. But it remains one of Colorado’s best-hidden gems. So if you want to experience Colorado the way Coloradan skiers did “back in their day,” you will get a pretty good feel for it here.