More than 145 different lift-accessed ski areas have operated throughout the state since its establishment in the late 1800s. Today, the 26 resorts currently in operation include storied favorites such as Vail Ski Resort, Monarch Mountain Resort, and Beaver Creek Resort and Ski Area, home of the annual Birds of Prey World Cup ski races. The closed down areas are now most frequented by backcountry skiers and riders.

1. Ski Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, CO

2. Cuchara Mountain Resort – Cuchara, CO

Cuchara Mountain Resort – Photo Credit By: busydane (reddit)

3. Arapahoe East (Ski Golden) – Golden, CO

4. Conquistador – West Cliffe, CO

Conquistador Ski Map – Photo Credit by

5. Idlewild – Winter Park, CO

6. Stagecoach (under contract to be revitalized in 2017) – Steamboat Springs, CO

Stagecoach Ski Area – Photo By: Darlene Sandahl Via Instagram

7. Chautauqua Mesa – Boulder, CO

Chautauqua Ski Area at Boulder Flatirons – Photo By Andrew Hyde Via Instagram

8. Hidden Valley (Ski Estes Park) – Estes Park, CO

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