Colorado… is anywhere in America more known for skiing? Of course not! But what are the very best ski resorts for your Colorado ski trip? It’s a tough call. Colorado is home to a lot of really great ski resorts, but here are the top resorts in Colorado that you simply cannot miss out on:
• Aspen Highlands Resort: This skier’s paradise usually tops the list for Colorado natives. The local’s favorite mountain is just three miles outside downtown Aspen. The slopes offer constant challenges to even the best skiers and snow boarders. For your convenience, you can ride right from your hotel to the mountain via a free shuttle service. The shuttle departs fight from downtown Aspen. It’s really convenient and fun all in one package.
• Vail Resort: Vail, Colorado is known as a skier’s heaven on earth and that’s an understatement. This ski resort has been honored as America’s best ski resort 14 years of the last 19 years. Try and imagine over 5,000 acres of ski slopes and ski-ready terrain and you are beginning to think of Vail. The town of Vail is located only 100 miles west of Denver and its large international airport. The Vail Resort is open year around and should be on every skier’s “must do” list.
• Winter Park Resort: Winter Park Resort is known for both its sun and skiing, yes that’s right, sun. It has golden sun throughout about 70 percent of the ski season. This makes it possible to gaze upon the area’s perfect views, while enjoying great visibility down the hill. Winter Park receives over 350 inches of snow per year, so these slopes are never at a loss for thrills. The luxurious and inviting Winter Park Mountain Lodge is located a short walk from the mountain for convenience.
• Durango Mountain Resort: Don’t miss the San Juan Mountains just 25 miles north of Durango. With 260 inches of snow each year, this resort has ideal skiing. You can experience wide open runs and half-pipes, so there’s always lots of action. If you like to stay in condominiums, the ‘Alpine Village’ offers an upscale experience, but it’s sure to be the experience of a lifetime.
Colorado has many, many great ski resorts, but these resorts top the list. If you like great skiing or snowboarding marvelous food, and luxury lodging, you can’t do better than these fantastic Colorado destinations.