Colorado skiing and snowboarding

Colorado's Skiing and Snowboarding

     With the Rocky Mountains in our backyard, Colorado’s skiing and snowboarding is a fun activity enjoyed by many people this time of the year. Skiing can be the perfect family friendly activity as the lodges offer all sorts of amenities and it also provides a fun way to enjoy the outdoors during the cold winter months. There are many places to consider throughout Colorado if you’re looking to book a ski resort in the next few months. Whether you choose to drive or fly there, you are sure to have a weekend full of fun, snow, and adventure where you choose to go.

     Ski Cooper is considered one of the oldest ski resorts in Colorado that offers both affordability and accessibility for the whole family. Known as “The Heart of Skiing in the Heart of the Rockies,” you’ll find this resort to be super family friendly with less crowds and lines to help make your time here most useful and full of adventure. This resort is conveniently located about 150 miles from Colorado Springs airport, meaning it would only take you roughly 3 hours (with good weather and roads) to arrive at this beautiful resort. Currently, Ski Cooper is guesstimated to open around December 8th for the upcoming skiing season.

Another great option for skiing is in the beautiful Monarch Mountains. These are located about 125 miles southwest of Colorado Springs, so it should only take you and your family about 2 ½ hours to reach this skiing spot. Featuring 6 ski lifts throughout the area that take up the mountain to access 54 ski trails, you and your family will have options ranging in easy to extreme in level of difficulty. All trails lead back to their beautiful lodge where you can regain your energy from their delicious food offerings and more. As of this date, Monarch Mountain is not open for the season, but it won’t be too much longer before you can whip down this mountain.

Located about three hours away, you will find Summit County which boasts three fantastic options for skiing (and more!). Here, you’ll find the beautiful little town of Breckenridge, where ski passes are set to go on sale beginning November 12th.  Keystone resort is another great option for skiing, with passes going on sale beginning November 21st (at a reduced rate this year, too!). While you’re exploring this area, don’t forget to check out the Arapahoe Basin Ski area, where ski passes are already on sale. All three of these areas offer great lodging options and fun for the entire family. 

Skiing and Colorado go hand in hand as the Rocky Mountains receive an abundant amount of snow each winter that provides patrons the best opportunity to glide down the mountains while taking in all the glory that Colorado has to offer. Do you and your family have a favorite ski area in Colorado? Tell us about it on our Facebook page so we can share your opinion to all our readers! We hope you have a wonderful and fun winter season!