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COLORADO SKI COUNTRY USA速

WINTER GUIDE


W H Y COLORADO? Boasting 21 unique resorts, consistent and abundant annual snowfall, and over 300 days of sunshine, it is clear why the world chooses Colorado as a top winter destination. The resorts of Colorado Ski Country offer visitors a wide range of options from world-class resorts with a high standard of amenities and luxury, to hidden “Gems” that are off the beaten path. Each resort has a variety of terrain suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels. Colorado truly offers A Mountain for Everyone.

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C OL OR A DO S K I C OUN T R Y BR A GGING R IGH T S

300 300”/762 cm 29,760 ac/ 12,043 ha 8,963’/2,732 m 11,398’/3,474 m 2,435’/742 m 1,808 216 49

DAYS OF SUNSHINE AVERAGE SNOWFALL TOTAL SKIABLE AREA AVERAGE BASE ELEVATION AVERAGE PEAK ELEVATION AVERAGE VERTICAL RISE

C S CU S A Overall Trail Ratings BEGINNER

16% I N T E R M E D I AT E

38%

TOTAL TRAILS

A D VA N C E D

TOTAL LIFTS

46%

TERRAIN PARKS

D ID YOU KNOW ? Colorado’s ski resorts are safe, family-friendly, public areas where consuming marijuana is not allowed. Those looking to purchase marijuana will find places in many Colorado communities to legally do so. Those looking to avoid marijuana will not find it to be prevalent at Colorado’s ski areas.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHY & CONTENT PROVIDED BY THE RESORTS OF COLORADO SKI COUNTRY USA.


THE RESORTS OF

COLORADO SKI COUNTRY OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY Phenomenal tree skiing and riding

Two heli-ski operations

Stashes of pristine powder

Miles of tubing lanes

Immaculately groomed corduroy

Thrilling night skiing operations

Nine snowcat operations

Countless memories

OTHER ESCAPADES Other Activities in Colorado Ski Country

SNOW SHOEING ICE SKATING CROSS-COUNTRY & SKATE SKIING DINNER SLEIGH RIDES SNOWMOBILE TOURS

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COLOR ADO SKI COUNTRY IS

W E L C OMING, A F F OR D A BL E , & A C CE S SIBL E Your holiday time is valuable. In Colorado Ski Country you can count on quality snow conditions, ample blue skies, and a welcoming western hospitality no matter where you choose to visit. Make the most of your time and vacation dollar and head to the slopes of Colorado.


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DESTINATION COLORADO In Colorado, the enjoyment does not end with the ski and ride experience. Top-notch service, cuisine to delight every palate, and a host of luxury hotels, spas, and cultural attractions can be found just steps from the slopes.


Colorado is home to some of skiing’s “Hidden Gems”. These are eight Colorado resorts that are off the beaten path, provide authentic experiences, are free of crowds, and boast affordable prices.

E X PL OR E T HE COL OR A DO GEMS A R A PA HOE B A S IN, C OOP E R , E L DOR A , L O V E L A ND, MON A R C H, P O W DE R HOR N, S K I GR A NB Y R A NC H, S UNL IGH T MOUN TA IN Purchase a Gems Card which provides discounted lift tickets at all eight resorts. COLORADOSKI.COM/GEMS

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WHY COLORADO? C OME F OR T HE W IN T E R . S TAY F OR T HE S UMME R .

Come visit in the winter and you’ll want to experience it again in the summer. Summer activities include:

Hiking & camping

Whitewater rafting

Zip lines & canopy tours

Wine & beer tastings

Mountain & road biking

Golf & fly fishing

Music festivals

Bar-b-q’s & food events


W H Y COLORADO? THE NUMBERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!

SKIABLE AREA (acres/ hectares)

NUMBER OF TRAILS

NUMBER OF LIFTS

960 ac 388 ha

109

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10,780’/ 13,050’ 3,286 m/3,978 m

A R A PA H O E B A S IN . C O M

Aspen Highlands

1,040 ac 421 ha

122

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8,040’/ 12,392’ 2,451 m/3,777 m

ASPENSNOWMASS.COM

Aspen Mountain

675 ac 273 ha

76

8

7,945’/ 11,212’ 2,422 m/3,417 m

ASPENSNOWMASS.COM

Buttermilk

470 ac 190 ha

44

8

7,870’/ 9,900’ 2,399 m/3,018 m

ASPENSNOWMASS.COM

400 ac 162 ha

39

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10,500’/11,700’ 3,200 m/3,566 m

SKICOOPER.COM

2,465 ac 998 ha

140

23

9,712’/ 12,313’ 2,960 m/3,753 m

COPPERCOLORADO.COM

1,547 ac 626 ha

121

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9,375’/ 12,437’ 2,858 m/3,791 m

SKICB.COM

680 ac 275 ha

53

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9,200’/ 10,800’ 2,804 m/3,292 m

ELDORA.COM

50 ac 20 ha

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6,696’/7,136’ 2,041 m/2,175 m

S T E A M B O AT S P R IN G S . N E T

1,800 ac 728 ha

93

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10,800’/13,010’ 3,292 m/3,965 m

S K IL O V E L A N D . C O M

SKI COUNTRY RESORTS

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BASE/PEAK ELEVATION (feet/meters)

RESORT WEBSITE


SKI COUNTRY RESORTS

Snowmass

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SKIABLE AREA (acres/ hectares)

NUMBER OF TRAILS

NUMBER OF LIFTS

800 ac 324 ha

63

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10,790’/ 11,952’ 3,289 m/3,643 m

S K IM O N A R C H . C O M

1,600 ac 647 ha

63

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8,200’/ 9,850’ 2,499 m/3,002 m

POWDERHORN.COM

1,360 ac 550 ha

88

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8,793’/10,822’ 2,680 m/3,299 m

P U R G AT O R Y R E S O R T. C O M

1,819 ac 736 ha

69

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10,400’/13,487’ 3,170 m/4,111 m

S ILV E R T O N M O U N TA IN . C O M

406 ac 164 ha

38

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8,202’/9,202’ 2,500 m/2,805 m

GRANBYRANCH.COM

3,362 ac 1,361 ha

94

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8,104’/12,510’ 2,470 m/3,813 m

ASPENSNOWMASS.COM

2,965 ac 1,200 ha

165

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6,900’/10,568’ 2,103 m/3,221 m

S T E A M B O AT. C O M

680 ac 275 ha

67

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7,885’/9,895’ 2,403 m/3,016 m

SUNLIGHTMTN.COM

2,000 ac 809 ha

127

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8,725’/13,150’ 2,659 m /4,008 m

T E L L U R ID E S K IR E S O R T. C O M

3,081 ac 1,247 ha

143

25

9,000’/12,060’ 2,743 m/3,676 m

W IN T E R PA R K R E S O R T. C O M

1,600 ac 647 ha

77

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10,300’/11,904’ 3,139 m/3,628 m

WOLFCREEKSKI.COM

BASE/PEAK ELEVATION (feet/meters)

RESORT WEBSITE


F L Y I N G T O COLORA D O is a breeze.

It is easy to fly into the heart of Colorado Ski Country. With Denver International Airport conveniently located 25 miles northeast of downtown Denver, it is easy to rent a car or take a shuttle to any of our 21 member resorts. See page 14 for a map with distances and drive times from the airport. Colorado also has a network of regional airports. Many offer flights from Denver or flights from other large domestic airports across the United States. Colorado Ski Country is just a short drive or flight from just about anywhere.

REGIONAL FLIGHTS INTO COLORADO SKI COUNTRY

STEAMBOAT STEAMBOAT/HAYDEN (HDN)

TELLURIDE MONTROSE (MTJ)

DENVER (DEN) X X ATLANTA (ATL) X X CHICAGO (ORD) X X DALLAS (DFW) X X HOUSTON (IAH) X X LOS ANGELES (LAX) X X LAGUARDIA (LGA) X LAS VEGAS (LAS) X MINNEAPOLIS (MSP) X NEWARK (EWR) X X PHOENIX (PHX) X SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) X X SEATTLE (SEA) X WASHINGTON D.C. / DULLES (IAD) X

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ASPEN ASPEN/PITKIN (ASE)

CRESTED BUTTE GUNNISON (GUC)

PURGATORY/WOLF CREEK DURANGO (DRO)

POWDERHORN GRAND JUNCTION (GJT)

X X X X X X X X X X X X X

X

X X X

X X X X X


Steamboat/Hayden

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS

40

Steamboat

Howelsen Hill

SKI RESORTS GEMS RESORTS DIA REGIONAL AIRPORTS 70

HIGHWAYS 9

Eagle County

70

GLENWOOD SPRINGS 70

Copper Mountain Sunlight Mountain

91

Cooper

82 Aspen/Pitkin

Snowmass

Grand Junction

Buttermilk

Aspen Highlands

65

LEADVILLE

ASPEN

Aspen Mountain

GRAND JUNCTION Powderhorn

24

Crested Butte CRESTED BUTTE

135 50

Monarch Mountain

Montrose

GUNNISON

MONTROSE

Telluride

50

Gunnison/Crested Butte

Telluride TELLURIDE

Silverton Mountain

SILVERTON

DURANGO

Purgatory 550

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PAGOSA SPRINGS

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Durango/La Plata

Wolf Creek

SA


FORT COLLINS

STERLING

25

ESTES PARK

76

Ski Granby Ranch

FORT MORGAN

BOULDER

Eldora Winter Park

DIA

GEORGETOWN

GOLDEN

DENVER

Loveland Ski Area

70

Arapahoe Basin

285

25

LIMON

24

COLORADO SPRINGS

ALIDA

50

PUEBLO

ROCKY FORD

LAS ANIMAS

LA JUNTA

DE N V E R IN T E R N AT ION A L A IR P OR T Flying to Colorado is not your only option. Depending on where you are starting from and what part of Colorado Ski Country you want to explore, many resorts are just a day’s drive from Texas, the Southwest, and Midwest.

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IMPERIAL

TRAVEL TIMES WAUNETA

WRAY

RESORT

DISTANCE FROM DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

BENKELMAN

HAIGLER

87 Miles, 1 H, 35 Min

ARAPAHOE BASIN

ATWOOD220 Miles, 3

ASPEN/BUTTERMILK SAINT FRANCIS

H, 45 Min

BIRD CITY

221 Miles, 3 H, 49 Min

ASPEN HIGHLANDS

131 Miles, 2 H, 19 Min

COOPER COPPER MOUNTAIN

COLBY

101 Miles, 1 H, 42 Min

GOODLAND SEIBERT

STRATTON

253 Miles, 4 H, 40 Min

CRESTED BUTTE

BURLINGTON

63 Miles, 1 H, 20 Min

ELDORA MOUNTAIN HOWELSEN HILL

WINONA

LOVELAND

79 Miles, 1 H, 20 Min

MONARCH

178 Miles, 3 H, 11 Min

SHARON SPRINGS

CHEYENNE WELLS

268 Miles, 4 H, 19 Min

POWDERHORN EADS

SHERIDAN LAKE

PURGATORY TRIBUNE

386 Miles, 6 H, 52 Min

LEOTI

353 Miles, 6 H, 54 Min

SILVERTON MOUNTAIN

109 Miles, 2 H, 2 Min

SKI GRANBY RANCH LAMAR

219 Miles, 3 H, 45 Min

SNOWMASS

HARTMAN

177 Miles, 3 H, 10 Min

SYRACUSE STEAMBOAT

SUNLIGHT

LAKIN

WINTER PARK JOHNSON

ULYSSES

RICHFIELD HUGOTON

ELKHART

90 Miles, 1 H, 39 Min 258 Miles, 4 H, 28 Min

WOLF CREEK

CAMPO

192 Miles, 3 H, 26 Min 387 Miles, 6 H, 31 Min

TELLURIDE

SPRINGFIELD

180 Miles, 3 H, 16 Min


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