- Great skiing, low lift ticket prices, relaxed atmosphere and close proximity to the Denver area make Arapaho Basin popular with Summit County locals Colorado's Front Range skiers.
- Located just three miles from downtown Aspen, Aspen Highlands features stunning views, long groomed cruisers, and some of Colorado's most challenging terrain.
- Aspen Mountain rises imposingly out of the heart of downtown Aspen to 11,212 feet. For over fifty years, skiers have looked to the steep slopes above town for some of the most challenging skiing in the world.
- Beaver Creek is an upscale resort west of Vail. Although groomed runs are one of their specialties, Beaver Creek offers terrain for all abilities and a quaint Village.
- Breckenridge offers over 2,350 acres of skiing, a charming Victorian town and easy access to Denver. Breckenridge supplanted sister resort Vail as the most popular ski resort in the U.S., logging 1.6 million skier visits during the 2006-07 ski season.
Browns Pass Trail #369
- Browns Pass Trail leads from the Texas Creek Valley to Cottonwood Pass Road. The trail is approximately six miles long, most of it lies within the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness.
- Located just outside of Aspen, Buttermilk has plenty of beginning and intermediate terrain. Perfect for beginners and young children.
Castle Pass Trail #441
- This is a difficult trail to access, because Castle Creek Road is private property. Castle Pass Trail leads west from Lowline Trail over Castle Pass to Cliff Creek Trail.
Coal Mesa Trail
- The trail climbs from Soap Creek to West Elk Creek. It follows a ridge for a distance with excellent views.
Conundrum Trail #1981
- This trail lies within the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness and uses Copper Creek as an access to Conundrum Hot Springs.
Copper Creek Tail #1983
- Copper Creek Trail, 1983, leads from the Judd Falls Trailhead near Gothic, north to East Maroon Pass. The entire length of this trail is located within the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.
- Located at the base of Vail Pass, Copper Mountain is a favorite for skiers from Denver and out of state alike.
- Crested Butte offers 1,116 acres of excellent skiing including some of the most challenging terrain in Colorado. The Historic Town of Crested Butte is one of the most charming towns in the Rockies.
- Durango Mountain Resort sits north of the town of Durango in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. It is a quiet but excellent ski area that offers ample snow and abundant sunshine.
- Eldora Mountain Resort, located just 21 miles from Boulder and 52 miles from Denver, offers the closest skiing and riding to the Denver area.
Holy Cross Wilderness (Eagle District Section)
- The Eagle Ranger District portion of the Holy Cross Wilderness lies to the southeast of Eagle. The different trails are accessed from either East Brush Creek or Lake Creek.
- Howelsen Hill Ski Area is the oldest ski area in continuous use in Colorado. It is a small but very affordable ski area in Steamboat Springs offering night skiing and a halfpipe.
- Keystone is a family-oriented, self-contained, year-round resort only 70 miles west of Denver. Each season Keystone is one of the first ski resorts in the country to open.
Lake Irwin Cross-country Ski Trail
- The Lake Irwin Ski Route can be used as an addition to the Kebler Pass Route. If you plan to eat lunch at Irwin Lodge call in advance for accommodations.
- Great snow, reasonable prices, and easy access to Denver have made Loveland a favorite of Front Range skiers. The nearest lodging is in Georgetown or Silverthorne.
- Uncrowded and affordable, Monarch is a little known gem located on Monarch Pass in south-central Colorado. This year Monarch opens a new bottom-to-top quad chairlift.
Oh-Be-Joyful Road #754
- This road provides access to Oh-Be-Joyful Creek and the Raggeds Wilderness.
Ohio Creek Road
- Ohio Creek Road leads 23.5 miles north from Gunnison to Kebler Pass. Its a great place to see the Colorado wildflowers in bloom during the summer and the golden hue of aspen trees in autumn.
Paradise Divide Road
- Paradise Divide Road connects Slate River Road with Gothic Road. It travels through scenic Paradise Basin.
Poverty Gulch Four-Wheel Drive Road
- Poverty Gulch Road is an abandoned mining road that leads northwest from Slate River Road to the Augusta Mine.
- Located on Grand Mesa in western Colorado, Powderhorn is a favorite for skiers and snowboarders from Grand Junction. Powderhorn is an affordable, family-friendly resort.
- One of Colorado's lesser-know downhill resorts, but a favorite of locals, as well as of the Denver skiers wanting to avoid the crowds, Ski Cooper offers some great affordable skiing.
Slate River Road #734
- This road follows Slate River and then continues to the White River National Forest.
- Snowmass is the largest of the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area. It is a massive 3,128 acre mountain offering incredibly varied terrain for skiing and snowboarding.
- SolVista serves as a good and affordable beginner and intermediate area catering to families and others wanting to get away from the crowds. In addition the area offers over 40 km of groomed cross-country ski trails.
Splains Gulch Cross-country Ski Trail
- This route leaves Kebler Pass and follows Splains Gulch into a mountain park that leads to Ohio Creek Road. Mileage for this route is five miles in addition to time spent on Kebler Pass.
- Located in northwest Colorado, Steamboat is a world class resort. Visitors wild find extensive intermediate and beginning terrain. Those looking for more adventure can try the excellent glade skiing.
- Located near Glenwood Springs, Sunlight is a fun and quiet mountain with a western flavor and plenty of terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.
Taylor Pass Road #761
- Taylor Pass Road climbs from Taylor Park to Taylor Pass (11,928 feet). Access to the pass may be obtained from Ashcroft or Taylor Park.
- Telluride is an historic mining town set in a scenic box canyon. The legendary ski area rises above the town and Mountain Village, offering miles of excellent and diverse terrain.
- Vail is the largest single-mountain ski area in North America. Its back bowls are legendary. The town offers outstanding dining, shopping and lodging.
Washington Gulch Road #811
- Washington Gulch Road follows Washington Gulch to the abandoned town site of Elkton. It may be combined with Slate River Road to make a loop back to Highway 135.
Winter Park Resort
- Winter Park is a favorite for visitors from Denver and around the country.
- Wolf Creek receives the most snow in Colorado! This quiet ski area in southern Colorado offers a great affordable alternative to the larger resorts.
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