Narrowing down the 10 best Colorado ski resorts is a subjective endeavor and really based on what you’re looking for in a ski vacation. That said, our writers who have skied most, if not all, of the resorts in Colorado have come up with a list of ten ski areas which are definitely worth visiting!


PROSOne of the earliest resorts to open supported by extensive snowmaking

Ideal resort of intermediates

Free snowcat Friday-Sunday to provide access to above-treeline skiing, when there’s snow

CONSSlightly less snow than other Summit County ski resorts

Solid ski area, but with no real standout runs

KNOWN FOR: Great all-rounder resort; terrain naturally divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced sections

on mountain chief looking into copper bowl at copper mountain

Even with an impressive 2,601 ft of vertical drop and a respectable 2,465 ac of ski terrain, Copper Mountain’s biggest draw lies in its natural topography. The mountain, for the most part, splits itself into three sections, dividing advanced, intermediate, and beginner terrain into three sections across the resort.

triple zero on spaulding bowl copper mountain
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