Best of the Rockies
Information for Colorado's Rocky Mountains

Ski Areas

Links below will take you to the ski area's websites for more information on the slopes.

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Arapahoe Basin
Denver is a 2-3 hour drive from Denver International Airport. Best bet is the shuttle since there is great free transportation in Summit County to get you to any of the 4 ski areas.
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We believe in Sun, Snow and Fun. Our motto is "Ski Above All"™. For the past half century snow-sports enthusiasts have been flocking to A-Basin because of its natural attributes.
Aspen
Aspen is 220 miles from Denver, it makes sense to fly into Aspen Sardy Field if you want to spend all your vacation on the slopes.
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Glamour and a great place to ski in one place.
Copper Mountain
Denver is a 2-3 hour drive from Denver International Airport. Best bet is the shuttle since there is great free transportation in Summit County to get you to any of the 4 ski areas.
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AFTER COMPLETING THE FIRST SURVEYS OF COPPER MOUNTAIN THE US FOREST SERVICE SAID... "If there were a mountain that had terrain for skiing it would be Copper Mountain. It is probably the most outstanding potential ski area in the Arapahoe National Forest, and possibly Colorado."
Crested Butte
Denver International Airport is 231 miles (5 hours min in the winter) but Gunnison Crested Butte Airport is only 28 miles, that is just 20 minutes even in the winter.
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"The Last Great Colorado Ski Town"
Steamboat Springs
157 miles Northwest of Denver, an easy 3 hour drive or fly into Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden
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Not only a great "cowboy" ski town, this is a wonderful outdoor paradise year round.
Summit Breckenridge, Keystone
Summit County is a 2-3 hour drive from Denver International Airport. Best bet is the shuttle since there is great free transportation in Summit County to get you to any of the 4 ski areas.
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Where else can you find 5 world class ski areas to ski in one vacation in the winter and so many activities to do in the summer you could spend a month and still not experience it all.
Telluride
Considering that Denver International Airport is a 7 hour drive from this ski area you will want to think about flying into Telluride Regional Airport - only seven miles from the Towns of Telluride and Mountain Village
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A long, long time ago...there was a storybook town without highways and outlet stores. A resort free of crowds and inflated egos—a real-life mountain town of rugged charm, blue skies, and simple values—live and play. Today, nothing's changed. Welcome to Telluride. A land where people come to play.
Vail & Beaver Creek
Vail is a 3-4 hour drive from Denver International Airport. If you plan on staying in Vail there is no need for a car, everything is within walking distance. If you want to try Beaver Creek there are local buses running all day into the evening.
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Considered by many to have the ambiance of the European ski town.
 
Winter Park
A short drive or take the train from Union Station. It's basically in Denver's backyard.
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More information on ski areas by "skibums" at Colorado State Education site
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