By Skill Level
Although its the smallest of the four Aspen resorts (the others being Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Snowmass), size is alwaysrelativewith 470 skiable acres and a vertical rise that extends over 2,000 feet, Buttermilk still demands respect as some of the regions ...
Copper Mountain, CO
If the Gods of Winter were looking for the perfect model for future ski resorts, Copper would be their template. The stats listed below paint part of the picture, but the geographical composition of the mountain itself, which naturally segregates skiers of different levels, really elevates ...
This friendly resort in southwestern Colorado is a charmer with a reputation for the mildest, sunniest weather, but still with good snow. The beguiling terrain ranges from a separate beginner area to mogul-dotted steeps. The delightful town of Durango offers economical lodging and plenty of ...
If nearby Arapahoe Basin is a streamlined alpine experience with nominal infrastructure and very little to get in the way of you and the mountain, Keystone is Colorado skiing on steroidsonly sans the haute vibe typical to Aspen and Vail. Its statistic pedigree tells only part of the tale, ...
As a ski area, Snowmass is the giant among the four Aspen options—and one of Colorado's biggest, with the nation's second-greatest vertical. It is huge, sprawling over a complex landscape of peaks, ridges, gullies, and open slopes that offer the greatest range of terrain, from the gentle ...
Steamboat Springs, COTucked into Colorado's northwest corner, some three and a half hours from Denver and an hour's drive north of Summit County, Steamboat is a world unto itself. The mountains here are rounded peaks, not the jagged Rocky Mountain slopes you'll find farther south. But the snows still come in ...
Winter Park, CO
Winter Park, the closest ski resort to Denver, has long had the reputation as Colorados favorite ski area. It's understandable that lucky locals who have the best skiing on earth on their doorstep appreciate a ski area with grandiose and varied terrain, constant upgrades to lifts and day ...