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Colorado ski vacations are one of America's most popular when it comes to alpine sports. Set amidst the spectacular Rocky Mountains that contain the highest peaks in central North America, Colorado is the ideal destination to relax, have fun and enjoy the spectacular scenery.
The base stations at all the ski resorts are pretty high and range between 2400m at Steamboat up to an incredible 3286m at Arapahoe Basin. At these altitudes, skiing in Colorado almost guarantees snow.
|Colorado Ski Facts|
|No. of Resorts||26|
|Altitude (ft)||6900 to 13050|
|Highest Mountain||Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet|
|Ski season||Nov - May|
Skiing Around Colorado
The ski area enjoys exceptionally good snowfall from mid-November to the end of April, with an average of nearly 8m of powder every year.
The extent and variety of the beginner terrain across Colorado is superb. Snowmass, for example, has long, gentle beginner slopes for learning the basics. Buttermilk is also a firm favourite for beginners with plenty of wide trails and being just 3 miles from Aspen, is easily accessible.
The wealth of terrain means that intermediates will find plenty of suitable trails across all the Colorado resorts. Vail Mountain is the largest ski area and has enough terrain to last a life time whereas Telluride and Steamboat have fantastic intermediate pistes. For an upmarket experience, around 43% of the trails at Beaver Creek are designed for intermediates meaning you can ski around the whole mountain.
Expert skiers are in for a treat in Colorado as the high peaks provide some of America's best steeps. From the Bergman, Erikson and Independence bowls at Keystone that are typically skied as part of a guided cat tour, to the shutes and back-country terrain on Vail mountain, Colorado certainly caters for the extreme skiers and boarders.
All the main ski resorts have one or more terrain parks that cater from beginner to expert so there is plenty of choice...
- Breckenridge - 4 terrain parks and a 22-foot halfpipe
- Keystone - Area 51 - 60 acre terrain park
- Winter Park - 6 terrain parks, superpipe and 85 features
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Featured Ski Resorts
Offering a warm and very friendly stay, the main Colorado ski resorts are excellent value and provide nothing less than the highest quality in service and fantastic lodging for you to enjoy your vacation. From the traditional cosy villages such as Dillon, Silverthorne and Frisco to the cosmopolitan resorts of Beaver Creek, Aspen and Vail, there is something for all budgets and tastes.
Colorado offers so much variety in its apres ski. Pretty much anything, from quiet family holidays to partying round the clock is possible. Generally speaking, you will find lively, vibrant après-ski in resorts such as Copper Mountain and Telluride whilst in Vail and Beaver Creek, you can experience refined and sophisticated evening entertainment with cocktail and piano bars.
Our view on Colorado Ski Vacations
Colorado is a year round destination with warm summer months for hiking, mountain biking and watersports whilst the winter is a mecca for snow sports. With 26 ski resorts dotted around the Colorado Rocky Mountains, there is superb skiing for all abilities. With uncrowded pistes, forest trails, rolling pastures and panoramic views, a ski holiday in a Colorado vacation rental takes some beating.
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