Colorado is rich with the best ski resorts in North America. Skiing in Colorado is a must do for any real connoisseur of the sport. Check out this map which shows interactive location details about all 25 ski areas in Colorado. If you are looking for a family minded area, view our list of recommendations.
Colorado's world-renowned resorts and accommodating ski towns beckon travelers of all backgrounds, ages and interests, with every ski resort offering something different. From the hardcore backcountry hike-it crowd to the family of four looking for lessons and a laid-back day on groomed runs, there's a resort that will exceed expectations.
Colorado has a premier selection of snowboard halfpipes and terrain parks. Some of our top picks include:
Nordic skiing, otherwise known as cross-country skiing is fundemental to Colorado's ski history and life in the mountains. Cross-country skiing is perfect for those who enjoy the cardio work out and taking some extra time to enjoy the surroundings. Nordic centers can be found near all major ski areas and beyond. Visit our cross country ski page to learn more.
For those off the beaten path types. Backcountry skiing is readily available. One thing all backcountry areas have in common is they are not managed terrain. Meaning you are on your own. Backcountry skiers need to be advanced in their knowledge of snow conditions, carry safety equipment, be able to read maps and navigate terrain. Most of all have the ability to ski safely in the chosen area. It helps to have a checklist of items you need to bring along.