Colorado Cream: Best Ski Resorts in Colorado and which mountain is best for you.
For many winter sports enthusiasts, Colorado has become synonymous with great skiing. The state’s ideal location within the Rocky Mountain region makes it a hotspot for snow lovers, and several ski resorts have earned outstanding reputations among locals and tourists alike. Here is a list of the best ski resorts in the great state of Colorado and what they offer different types of skiers and snowboarders. Make some of these your next winter destination this year with these resort ideas.
Beaver Creek Resort
Visitors to Beaver Creek Resort rave about the exceptional customer service offered there. From the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies served every afternoon to the helpful attendants who help exhausted skiers carry equipment back to the hotel, Beaver Creek Resort offers skiers attentive and personalized service. It’s an upscale experience you won’t get anywhere else, and you might even glimpse a celebrity or two here.
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa
Located at the base of the famed Vail Mountain, Vail Marriott Mountain Resort combines the quaint charm of a European ski chalet with all the modern amenities today’s top skiers expect. This resort is within walking distance of the Eagle Bahn Gondola and world famous skiing trails. Guests also appreciate that the resort is close to Aspen Ski Rental where ski equipment rental and other items may be rented for the duration of their stay. These slopes can be challenging for amateur skiers with the powdery runs and various black diamond paths so make sure you have an experienced skier in your group to keep everyone on the right hills.
Telluride Ski Resort
The San Juan Mountains are home to Telluride Ski Resort, one of the most popular ski resorts in Colorado. With 2,000 acres of skiing terrain and a maximum elevation of 13,150 feet, Telluride is a favorite destination for avid skiers. It is also great for intermediates looking to improve. The easy beginner slopes offer some wide and fun ways to learn and with every level run in between, there is plenty of opportunity to advance here.
Breckenridge Ski Resort
The popularity of Breckenridge can be attributed to the many options it offers skiers. From beginner trails to steep chutes and massive mogul runs, Breckenridge has something for everyone. Another favorite among those who love winter sports is the resort’s Freeway Terrain Park. It’s a perfect getaway for families with it’s homey, western style feel, and with hills for all levels of skier, you’re sure to please everyone in the group.
Eldora Mountain Resort
One of the more favored resorts among locals, Eldora Mountain Resort is conveniently located near both Denver and Boulder. Families enjoy the variety of options available there, from downhill skiing to 25 miles of cross-country and snowshoe trails. The smaller resort means a more intimate experience which is great for beginners.
Loveland Ski Area
Loveland’s claim to fame is its amazing annual snowfall. The area averages 400 inches of snow every year, which is why it is not uncommon to find fresh powder throughout the season. With two separate bases, Loveland caters to beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers. It’s more secluded which makes for a fun day out on your own, and for more experienced skiers to enjoy the mountain without the see and be seen crowd.
There is no shortage of great ski resorts in Colorado. Visitors to this beautiful state may have a hard time picking which is best for them, but they are sure to have a great time no matter which option they choose.
About The Author: Eileen O’Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy.
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