Colorado is the snow mecca of North America so it doesn’t get much better than that! It caters for all, from fancy celebrities to local ski nuts, it’s got something for everyone. It is home to a number of world famous resorts you’ve no doubt heard of and more. It touts Aspen Snowmass and Vail as major tourist attractions but also boasts Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Winter Park and Steamboat as major resort destinations.
Vail and Aspen have the most ‘brand’ power so are the most expensive resorts by far and are focused on catering to high end clientele. Lodging, food and activities are going to be a pretty penny but if you want to pamper yourself and pay for comfort and service, these are the resorts to visit. Vail is known as a town for foodies and host food and wine festivals and events, so make sure you do your research and make reservations up front! Aspen on the other hand has four mountain choices and is a top destination for celebrities and the world’s best professional skiers and boarders being home of the Winter X games.
If you’re serious about skiing and just want to take on the mountain, then you’ve no shortage of choice in Breck, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Winter Park. These resorts are all closer to Denver and offer exciting skiing and boarding terrain. Each of these mountains have their own distinct flavor - Breck is really family friendly and boasts highest chairlift in North America, Winter Park is known for its variety of terrain across its seven territories, A-Basin is more of a ‘locals mountain’ with a great après scene and parties in the parking lot! The list goes on.