No two ski resorts are created equally and one huge differentiating factor can be top elevation. We created a list of all major Colorado ski resorts in order from lowest to highest elevation, measuring from their peak elevation above sea level. Note that some of these points aren’t lift accessible, though they are all in designated resort areas. You might just have to do a little hiking or snag a ride on a snow cat to get there.

26. Howelsen Hill – 7,136 feet

Howelsen Hill Ski Area and Nordic Center - Dean Laird - OutThere Colorado
Howelsen Hill Ski Area and Nordic Center, Colorado. Photo Credit: Dean Laird.

25. Granby Ranch – 9,202 feet

Granby Ranch
Granby Ranch

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24. Powderhorn – 9,850 feet

Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Photo Credit: Powderhorn Mountain Resort - OutThere Colorado.
Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Photo Credit: Powderhorn Mountain Resort.

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23. Sunlight – 9,895 feet

Sunlight Mountain Resort. Photo Credit: Katie Haefner - OutThere Colorado.
Sunlight Mountain Resort. Photo Credit: Katie Haefner

22. Buttermilk – 9,900 feet

Buttermilk - Aspen Skiing Company - OutThere Colorado
Buttermilk, Colorado. Photo Credit: Aspen Skiing Company.

21. Steamboat – 10,568 feet

Steamboat Resort. Photo Credit: ©2016 Larry Pierce:Steamboat Ski Resort - OutThere Colorado.
Steamboat Resort. Photo Credit: ©2016 Larry Pierce: Steamboat Ski Resort

20. Echo Mountain – 10,650 feet

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Echo Mountain Resort, Colorado. Photo Credit: Visit Colorado.

19. Eldora Mountain – 10,800 feet

Eldora Mountain Resort - John Waugh - OutThere Colorado
Eldora Mountain Resort. Photo Credit: John Waugh.

18. Purgatory – 10,822 feet

Purgatory Resort - Carlos Belmar - OutThere Colorado
Purgatory Resort. Photo Credit: Carlos Belmar

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17. Aspen Mountain – 11,212 feet

Aspen Mountain - Aspen Snowmass - OutThere Colorado.
Aspen Mountain – Aspen Snowmass

16. Beaver Creek – 11,440 feet

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Beaver Creek, CO.

15. Vail – 11,570 feet

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Opening day at Vail Mountain, 2015. Courtesy of Vail Resorts

14. Aspen Highlands – 11,678 feet

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Aspen Highlands, CO. Photo Credit: Jeremy Swanson.

13. Ski Cooper – 11,700 feet

Cooper Ski Resort. Photo Credit: Ski Cooper - OutThere Colorado.
Cooper Ski Resort. Photo Credit: Ski Cooperv

12. Wolf Creek – 11,904 feet

Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Photo Credit: Wolf Creek Ski Area2 - OutThere Colorado.
Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Photo Credit: Wolf Creek Ski Area

11. Monarch Mountain – 11,952 feet

Monarch Mountain - courtesy of Monarch Mountain - OutThere Colorado
Monarch Mountain, Colorado. Photo courtesy of Monarch Mountain.

10. Winter Park – 12,060 feet

Winter Park Resort. Photo Credit: Winter Park Resort - OutThere Colorado.
Winter Park Resort. Photo Credit: Winter Park Resort

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9. Crested Butte – 12,162 feet

Crested Butte - Tom Stillo - OutThere Colorado
Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Colorado. Photo Credit: Tom Stillo.

8. Copper Mountain – 12,313 feet

Copper Mountain Resort Photo Credit Tripp Fay courtesy of Copper Mountain Resort - OutThere Colorado
Photo Credit: Tripp Fay, courtesy of Copper Mountain Resort.

7. Keystone – 12,408 feet

Keystone Resort

6. Aspen Snowmass – 12,510 feet

Aspen Snowmass. Photo Credit: Tomas Zuccareno - OutThere Colorado.
Aspen Snowmass. Photo Credit: Tomas Zuccareno

5. Breckenridge – 12,998 feet

Breckenridge Ski Resort. Photo Credit: Christian Murdock
Breckenridge Ski Resort. Photo Credit: Christian Murdock

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4. Loveland – 13,010 feet

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Luvbyrd Speed Dating at Loveland Ski Resort. Photo Credit: Spencer McKee, OutThere Colorado

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3. Arapahoe Basin – 13,050 feet

Arapahoe Basin May 21, 2016 - Swimsuit Parade - Dave Camara - OutThere Colorado
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Swimsuit Parade, May 2016. Photo Credit: Photo by Dave Camara.

2. Telluride – 13,150 feet

Telluride Ski Resort. Photo Credit: Sophie Goodman - OutThere Colorado.
Telluride Ski Resort. Photo Credit: Sophie Goodman.

1. Silverton Mountain – 13,487 feet

Silverton Mountain - Spirit Fire - OutThere Colorado
Silverton Mountain, Colorado. Photo Credit: Spirit Fire.

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