There’s no denying it, Colorado and its visitors are obsessed with skiing and snowboarding. The jagged Rocky Mountains with their abundance of natural snow make the perfect ski slopes, and the over 300 days of sunshine that Colorado experiences annually allows for mild temperatures and stunning bluebird sky days. From beginners looking for a comfortable resort experience to expert riders in search of steeps and mogul fields to backcountry explorers, the Colorado Rockies truly have something for everyone.
There are 12 resorts within three hours of the Denver Metro area, including iconic Vail Ski Resort, local favorite Winter Park Resort, and beginners’ paradise Ski Granby Ranch. If you’re willing to travel beyond the reach of the Front Range, Crested Butte Resort and Steamboat Resort are both located in culture-rich mountain towns with five star resort experiences.
Colorado is also a hub for ski and snowboard-related companies, their passion for the sport stemming from a love of Colorado ski mountains. Noted brands such as Icelantic Skis, Never Summer snowboards, Zeal Optics, and Obermeyer have all gotten their start here in the Centennial State.