Ski Colorado

 

The ski resorts in Colorado all have something spectacular to offer and a unique story to tell.  If you feel extremely adventurous Silverton Mountain has 22000 heli/hike-to acres, recently established in 2002 with the highest and steepest ski area in North America admitting about 80 skiers per day.  Ski Cooper, established in 1942 as a training site for ski troopers in WWII, won’t disappoint.  If you visit Howelsen you may come across an Olympian athlete in training.  This slope has sent 79 athletes to the Olympics since its opening in 1915.  Steamboat is home to Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge, and Christie Peak.

 

The following Colorado ski resorts, the length of their season, their annual snowfall, the number of skiable acres, and their trails (beginner, intermediate, difficult, advanced, and expert) are broken down by county.

 

 

Archuleta:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert  
Wolf Creek Ski Area Nov-Apr 430” 1600 20% 35%   25% 20%

 

Boulder:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert
Eldora Mountain Resort Nov-Apr 300” 680   20% 50% 30%  

 

Chaffee:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert
Monarch Mountain Nov-Apr 350” 800 27%   30% 43%  

 

Garfield:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert
Sunlight Mountain Resort Dec-Mar 250” 680 20% 55%   20% 5%

 

Grand:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert
Ski Granby Ranch Dec-Apr 220” 406 30% 50%   20%  
Winter Park Resort/Mary Jane Nov-Apr 348” 3081 8% 18% 19% 52% 3%

 

Gunnison:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert
Crested Butte Mountain Resort Nov-Apr 300” 1547 27% 57%   16%  

Lake:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert
Ski Cooper Dec-Apr 260” 400 31% 35%   34%  

 

La Plata:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert
Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort Nov-Mar 260” 1360 20% 45%   35%  

 

Larimer:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert
Loveland Ski Area Oct-May 422” 1800 13% 41%   46%  

 

Mesa:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert
Powderhorn Mountain Resort Dec-Mar 250” 1600 20% 50%   30%  

 

Pitkin:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert
Aspen Highlands (Aspen Snowmass) Dec-Apr 300” 1040 18%   30% 16% 36%
Aspen Mountain (Aspen Snowmass) Nov-Apr 300” 675     48% 26% 26%
Buttermilk (Aspen Snowmass) Dec-Apr 300” 470 35%   39% 26%  
Snowmass (Aspen Snowmass) Nov-Apr 300” 3332 6%   47% 17% 30%

 

Routt:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert
Howelsen Hill Ski Area Nov-Mar 150” 50 20% 60% 20%    
Steamboat Nov-Apr 349” 2965 13% 37% 6% 40% 4%

 

San Juan:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert
Silverton Mountain Dec-Apr 400” 23819       100%  

 

 

San Miguel:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert
Telluride Ski Resort Nov-Apr 309” 2000 23% 36%   41%  

 

Summit:

Resort Season Snow Acres Beg Int Dif Adv Expert
Arapahoe Basin/The Legend Oct-June 350” 960 10% 30%   37% 23%
Copper Mountain Nov-Apr 269” 2465 21% 25%   36% 18%
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