Top 5 ski resorts in Colorado
- Aspen Mountain Ski Resort
Located in the White River National Forest with its 11,212 ft, Aspen Mountain ski resort offers the best ski experience in the western United States. The mountain has become a preferred destination for skiers with its unique and natural atmosphere. The foundation of the ski area in the mountain dates back to 1946 when the installation of the single-seat chairlift, Lift-1 was constructed. Over the years, Aspen hosts a lot of championships, including the first world championships that is held outside of Europe. Though it is somewhat small compared to the other ski resorts in the area, you can see a matchless cultural structure with its 673 acres skiable area and 8 lift system.
- Snowmass Ski Resort
With its 5,500+ acres of terrain and unique Ski & Snowboard Pros, Snowmass ski resort will not let you down! You can freely ski there for days and still discover new trails to see. Snowmass is an enormous mountain with its three terrain parks and pipes, bowls, cliffs, cruisers and cornices. No other mountain has the variety of experiences you can find at Snowmass. If you are extremely tired, the resort offers places, including restaurants, to rest and eat.
- Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Colorado’s Crested Butte resort is rather fantastic for many reasons. Firstly, Crested Butte is famous for its 1,434 acres of skiable terrain, half of which is for experts. It also offers an extreme skiing experience for snowboarding enthusiasts. The resort is the first in the U.S. to launch an extreme skiing contest to which people from all over the nation come. Adrenaline addicts can also try ice climbing and dog sledding. When it comes to families, you can come to your family and enjoy horse drawn sleigh rides or fun afternoons of ice skating.
- Silverton Mountain Ski Resort
Getting consistently windloaded and located in Silverton, Colorado and opened in 2002, the peak of the mountain is 13,487 and top of the chair is near 12,300. The resort with its steep, tree-lined and open bowl style terrain is for extreme-addict experts. One double chairlift accesses 1,819 acres of the steepest. Therefore, the skiing experience of Silverton is rather extreme with its extreme backcountry adventure.
- Loveland Ski Resort
With its 1,800 acres of every kind of terrain and 2,210 feet of vertical, Loveland Ski Resort offers an incredible ski experience. A lot of skiers prefer Loveland for some reasons: Free Snowcat skiing along the Continental Divide, an innovative lesson program, natural habitat and landscape. That is, it is one of the best places for those who want to ski or ride.