Colorado Ski Season Is Upon Us

Colorado Ski Season Is Upon Us

Colorado Ski Season is Upon Us

Curious to know when you’re favorite place to ski is open for the season.  Well, here are the dates for some of the best ski spots Colorado has to offer.

Arapahoe Basin opens mid-October.  They are known for typically having one of the longest seasons in North America. Their daily passes range from $67-$82 depending on the time of season that you go. Their season pass for adults is $269, youth is $199, and kids are $139 which is a great deal considering how long they are open during the season. Their season passes also include discounts for their shops and restaurants and discounted ski lessons. To learn more you can check out their website at

Loveland is another resort that generally opens in October. Their passes start at $379 for new pass holders and $359 for returning pass holders. The youth passes are $269-$249 and the children passes are $169-$159. Kids 5 and under ski free. Their passes include some free passes to other resorts such as, Monarch Ski area and Durango Mountain Resort.  Check out their website at

Copper Mountain and Wolf Creek generally opens the beginning of November. They are ranked in the top 10 ski resorts in Colorado.  Copper Mountain is known for having the best beginner and intermediate terrains. Wolf Creek is popular for having the best tree slopes and not being too crowded. They are also known for the best powder and fresh snow in the region.  Copper Mountains’ passes are $369 for adults, $299 for teens and $209 for children. Wolf Creek is a little pricier starting at $786 for adults, $608 for students, and children are $338.
Steamboat, Snowmass and Telluride are few more ski resorts ranked in the top 10. They generally open at the end of November.

Steamboat is one of the largest ski resorts in Colorado. It is also voted the best for its tree skiing. They offer a variety of different passes from a night skiing pass to 15 day passes and family ski free passes. Check out their website for more info  Snowmass is the largest of the four Aspen Snowmass ski areas. It is one of the top family friendly resorts. Their slopes offer terrain for all ability levels from the family friendly runs, to beginner and intermediate to an abundance of ‘double black’ runs. Their passes are definitely on the higher end starting around $1000 up to $2000. Their passes do include day passes to other great resorts as well. Their website is Telluride is a beautiful historic mining town. It finds the perfect balance between sophistication and unpretentiousness. Their ski resort is ranked at the top for best overall terrain and their lift infrastructure. Their adult ski pass is $1098, youth is $225 and children are $175. You can check all the benefits to owning one of their passes at their website

There are many other ways to get discount passes and season passes. One of the sites I found They have a Gem Pass, which offers: BOGO-Buy one adult full day lift ticket get one free. Each card is good for different resorts, including a few that I mentioned above. They also offer a Gold Pass that gives you access to 20 Colorado Ski Country USA Member Resort. All of the resorts I mentioned above are included in those and many more. There are no blackout dates and are valid every day all season. Definitely check those out; they are also transferable to friends and family. Epic is another season pass to look in to. It covers a lot of the major Ski resorts in Colorado. They offer 7 day passes, Local Passes, and their Epic Pass. It includes unlimited access to some of the top resorts in Colorado, including Vail and Breckenridge. Vail is one of the largest skiing areas in the world. Vail scores the “best skiing in the USA” awards from Powder hounds for the
·         Advanced piste terrain
·         Off-piste terrain
·         Lift Infrastructure
·         Shopping
·         Nightlife
·         Evening Restaurants

Breckenridge is known for being one of the most popular resorts in North America. Breckenridge has varied terrain for all ability level. They are also rated very high for their shopping and night life. To check out the Epic passes go to their website Epic Pass
  There are so many amazing resorts that Colorado has to offer, it would take all day to list them all. These are just a few of the best. If you are thinking about moving to Colorado then I am your agent.  I also have a great broker network of agents in all of these ski towns so feel free to contact me today.  Thinking of selling check out our FREE online valuation tool to see what your home is worth click here.

Kirstin Moore is part of the Carr Peck & Associates at Keller Williams. They have been recognized locally and nationally as experts in real estate. Locally 6th in Denver Metro home sales out of 5,000 agents and have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as one of the top selling agents in America.  For more information feel free to 
contact her or call 720-515-0382.   

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