The Ultimate Guide To Epic Colorado Skiing Near Denver

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This ultimate guide includes a variety of the most popular ski resorts and highest mountains located in the Rocky Mountains. Interstate Seventy traveling west from Denver, Colorado is an expressway to world class skiing destinations. Arapahoe Basin, Loveland Ski Area, Keystone Resort, Breckenridge Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Vail Resort and Beaver Creek Resort, located in Clear Creek, Summit and Eagle Counties, have a location providing a great selection of ski slopes easily accessible when flying into Denver International Airport. Denver’s airport is a hub for both United Airlines and Frontier Airlines and is one of the largest operating bases for Southwest Airlines. The airport also receives many flights from other large carriers like Delta and American Airlines. Most of the resorts are less than a two hour drive west of Denver and are relatively near the interstate providing an array of lodging options, from major four star resort ski out properties, home rentals or Denver based lodging with transfer options to the slopes.

Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin boasts having one of the longest ski seasons for skiing in Colorado. It has the highest skiable terrain in North America with a summit elevation of 13,050 feet. Set at the base of the Continental Divide on Loveland Pass, A-Basin offers over a hundred expertly carved trails, above timberline bowls and deep powder stashes.

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Arapahoe Basin

Loveland Ski Area

Loveland Ski Area is located near the town of Georgetown. The area is comprised of Loveland Basin and Loveland Valley ski areas with access to both by shuttle bus. Its location atop the Continental Divide along with the volume of natural snow makes Loveland one of the best places in Colorado to ski powder.

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Loveland Ski Area

Keystone Resort

Located 90 minutes from Denver, Keystone is comprised of 3 mountains with a summit elevation of 12,408 ft. This resort features one of Colorado’s largest terrain night parks. With an abundance of activities for every season, a host of restaurant options from casual to fine dining, and plenty of lodging options, Keystone has it all.

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Breckenridge Resort

As one of North America’s top visited resorts, Breckenridge offers 146 trails span through four interconnected mountains, making Breckenridge Summit County’s largest ski area. Features 25 acres of innovative terrain parks (5 in all), steep chutes, wide open bowls for backcountry style skiing, and easy cruisers. Breckenridge is sure to please experts and beginners alike.

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Copper Mountain Resort

About 75 miles west of Denver in Summit County is Copper Mountain Resort. It’s nicknamed Colorado’s Friendliest Resort. Frisco which is 8 miles east of the resort is the closest town. Copper Mountain is divided into three villages; East Village, The Village at Copper and Union Creek.

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Vail Resort

Vail is one of North America’s top ski resort destination with 5317 acres of skiable terrain. Features seven bowls, and gladded terrain in the new Blue Sky Basin area along with more groomed terrain than any other resort. Located about 100 miles west of Denver.

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Beaver Creek Resort

Colorado’s youngest resort easily accessible from Denver. The resort is comprised of three villages, the main Beaver Creek Village, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead. The towns of Avon and Edwards are located minutes from the resort and offer many lodging and dining options. The mountain hosts world class competitions.

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