Now that we
are starting to see the weather change, it is time to start really planning for
the snow. In Colorado, as we all know
skiing and snowboarding are extremely popular activities. For all of our new members of the Denver community who have moved during the
past few months, here is everything you need to know to take advantage of the
top resorts this winter.
hit the slopes, it is important to understand the different options that exist
regarding ski passes. When looking to
take advantage of the different mountain resorts that we have in Colorado it is
important to consider combining pass packages so you can get the most value for
your money. With multiple options out
there, depending how far from Denver you want to go, common multi mountain
passes include the Rocky Mountain Super Pass+ and the Colorado Ski Country USA
Gold Pass. It is important to take in to
account how much skiing will be done during the season and also how far you
want to travel. For example the Gold
Pass is expensive, at just over $3,000, however it is good for 20 resorts in
Colorado and is fully transferable. So
for the die-hard snow enthusiasts this can be a good deal. If you are more of the recreational
ski/snowboarder looking into the Rocky Mountain Super Pass+ will get you access
to Winter Park, Copper Mountain, and Eldora for around $600. Check out the links for more information on the
different passes. As the ski
season begins, it is highly recommended that you check out the below, highly
rated ski resorts close to Denver. Copper
Mountain- Copper Mountain is famous for its naturally divided terrain that has
distinct sections of trails for all skill levels. The resort provides visitors with spectacular
views and world-class facilities.
Located in Summit County, about 75 miles west of Denver, Copper Mountain
is a Colorado favorite. The resorts is
also home to Woodward at Copper, which is an indoor freestyle training facility
that is open to the public. In addition
to the ski and snowboarding, Copper Mountain includes numerous activities
including zip-lines, snowmobiling, and other outdoor adventure. Winter Park- Winter Park Resort is a
Colorado favorite located about 67 miles northwest of Denver. Originally built
by the city of Denver as a winter park for its residents, Winter Park Resort
has continually operated since 1939. The ski area is known for being a very
family friendly resort and has terrain for all ability types. Winter Park
contains over 3,000 skiable acres that span across two distinct mountains and
is home to a majority of beginner and intermediate trails. Mary Jane Mountain
is home to amazing tree skiing, world-class moguls, and wide open alpine bowls.
The resort contains modern amenities with an extensive well developed trail
system. The village base contains multiple lodging, dining and shopping
Basin- Arapahoe Basin sits high
along Loveland Pass in Summit County, Colorado and home to great steep skiing,
long groomers and a friendly vibe that welcomes guests of all ability levels.
The ski area has been in operation since the winter of 1946 and is continually
one of the first resorts to open and one of the last to close. Located
approximately 60 miles from Denver, the mountain is a great option for skiers
traveling from the Front Range, and with 109 different runs there a plethora of
options for all difficulties.
As the weather becomes
colder, many Coloradoans become happier, as they know its Ski/Snowboarding
time! Get out there and enjoy what
Colorado has to offer this winter.
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