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Buttermilk | Guide to Colorado Ski Resorts

Aspen/Snowmass is really four interconnected ski areas, which are Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. Each mountain has its own feel. They make it fairly easy to check out the different mountains, with shuttles available. And of course there is the town of Aspen itself. Famous for its glitz and glamour and for its rich history. The ski resorts of Aspen and the town of Aspen are largely intertwined and the town is usually part of a ski vacation here, especially Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. Snowmass is a bit farther away and has more of a ski village feel. Great skiing and great nightlife make Aspen one of the most famous ski resorts in the world.

Buttermilk is generally known as the beginner ski area of the Aspen/Snowmass group of resorts. In addition to its gentle rolling trails, it has a famous terrain park and has hosted the ESPN Winter X Games. Buttermilk is just a few miles from downtown Aspen and is serviced by shuttle.

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Winter Park | Guide to Colorado Ski Resorts

Winter Park Resort is one of the closest resorts to Denver. It is a popular resort for Denver Metro residents because of its location and great skiing. It is one of the larger ski resorts in Colorado and is composed of a few interconnected areas. The Winter Park section has most of the beginner runs and Vasquez Ridge has plenty of intermediate runs. Mary Jane is famous for its moguls and is connected to Parsenn Bowl and the expert only Vasquez Cirque. There’s lots of great terrain for various skier levels whether you’re looking for a quick getaway from Denver or a full resort experience.

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Wolf Creek | Guide to Colorado Ski Resorts

Wolf Creek Ski Area is situated at Wolf Creek Pass in southwestern Colorado. Known for its abundant snowfall, average 465″ a year, it very often has great powder skiing conditions throughout the winter. Somewhat out the way compared to other resorts, it is popular with locals, although various major airlines fly to the Durango-La Plata County Airport, which makes it more accessible. With its great snow and reasonable lift tickets, it’s worth the trip for many skiers.

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Loveland | Guide to Colorado Ski Resorts

Loveland Ski Area is one of the closest ski resorts to Denver. It is located by Loveland Pass on the Continental Divide. It gets lots of snow and has one of the longest ski seasons in Colorado. It is popular with locals because of its proximity to Denver, its long season and its relatively inexpensive lift tickets. There’s lots of terrain here, with a beginners area for those just starting out. Loveland is not a full scale resort with lots of lodging and a ski town attached to it, but there is plenty of great skiing to be had and can be a quick ski getaway for locals and visitors to Denver.

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Ski Cooper | Guide to Colorado Ski Resorts

Ski Cooper is a smaller, less crowded and more affordable alternative to the bigger resorts in nearby Summit County. Sitting atop Tennessee Pass, it receives abundant fresh snow. It doesn’t have all the amenities of the bigger resorts but there is plenty of lodging, restaurants and shopping 10 miles away in historic Leadville. There is varied terrain for different ability levels and backcountry snowcat skiing is also available. Ski Cooper is a nice choice for those looking for a slower paced ski experience.

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Ski Granby Ranch | Guide to Colorado Ski Resorts

Ski Granby Ranch, formerly known as SolVista Basin, is a midsized ski resort within a couple hours drive of Denver. As the name suggests, it is associated with Granby Ranch, a four season mountain resort. Ski Granby Ranch is known as a calmer and quieter place to learn to ski, without the crowds of some other resorts. There is terrain for every level though, as well as terrain parks. Lift tickets are reasonable as well. There is lodging including slope side condos. This smaller resort has beautiful scenery and will be just the right speed for some.

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Steamboat | Guide to Colorado Ski Resorts

Steamboat is one of the largest ski resorts in Colorado. It is farther away from Denver than some of the other major resorts and has a more laid back feel. It is known for its great snow and powder skiing. Throughout its 2965 acres there is lots of different terrain, with many tree lined runs. The town of Steamboat Springs, with many amenities and events, is adjacent to the resort and is connected by a shuttle. There are lots of other activities to enjoy in the town, resort and surrounding areas.

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Crested Butte | Guide to Colorado Ski Resorts

Crested Butte Mountain Resort sits at Mount Crested Butte and is a full scale ski resort. There’s lots of groomed beginner and intermediate runs as well as some famous expert terrain. There is everything you would expect from a ski town here, from slope side lodging to the historic downtown. Besides skiing, there are tons of activities to enjoy. The Adventure Park offers a climbing wall, mini golf, bungee trampolines and a tubing hill. Crested Butte has a unique snowcat driving experience where you can actually drive a snowcat! There are cross country skiing and other winter activities nearby. There is a free shuttle to get around. It goes to and from the historic town. Crested Butte has lots going on to suit many different interests.

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