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Colorado Means the Best in Ski Areas

From Breckenridge Ski Resort to Grand Mesa National Forest

It’s no secret Colorado is home to some of the best ski areas in the country – if not the world. The Centennial State plays host to well- known ski resorts such as the Winter Park Resort, and the Breckenridge Ski Resort – one of the most popular ski resorts in North America – Colorado knows a thing or two about going downhill.

Choose from both Alpine skiing and cross-country skiing at the 346,000-acre Grand Mesa National Forest, or find yourself enjoying other snow sports like snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. No matter how you choose to spend your winter, be sure to spend it on your feet – and be sure you’re in Colorado.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Dubbed the Breck by returning visitors, the Breckenridge Ski Resort is a popular getaway spot for skiing enthusiasts. As one of two of the most visited ski resorts on the continent, Breckenridge boasts of 2,358 skiable acres, with a top elevation of nearly 13,000 feet. Breckenridge is home to an eight-person gondola and 155 total runs in the park – the longest of which is the 3.5-mile “Four O'Clock” run.

Set smack-dab in the middle of the White River National Forest, the Breckenridge Ski Resort is surrounded by scenic Colorado towns like Frisco and Blue River. A total of 14 percent of Breckenridge’s runs are for beginners – ideal for a family vacation to Colorado’s ski country.

Winter Park Resort

Set in the majestic Rocky Mountains of the Centennial State, the Winter Park Resort is an alpine ski area within the Arapaho National Forest. The park is within the town of Winter Park along U.S. Highway 40 – set 65 miles west of Denver and 130 miles north of Colorado Springs. For winter fun in Colorado, it’s best to head to the Winter Park Resort.

Winter Park Resort occupies nearly 3,000 acres of skiable area, with a top elevation of more than 12,000 feet. You are welcome to ski or snowboard your way through 134 total runs – more than half of which is at an advanced level. Take a seat on one of 25 lifts in the park, and ride your way to the top of the breathtaking, snow-capped Rocky Mountains during your Colorado vacation.

Powderhorn Resort

Set on the edge of the Grand Mesa National Forest, Powderhorn Resort is an alpine ski area in western Colorado. Powderhorn Resort is a 55-mile drive west of the Colorado National Monument, a 40-mile drive east of Grand Junction, and 50-mile drive north of the southern Colorado town of Delta. Adjacent to the well-known Grand Mesa, Powderhorn offers a unique skiing experience during your time in the Centennial State.

Powderhorn Resort encompasses 1,600 acres of skiable acres, with a top elevation of nearly 10,000 feet. Take advantage of all 37 runs in the area – the longest of which is the two-mile “Bill’s Run” – evenly divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. With a total of four lifts, you can view up 20 miles of beautiful Colorado in any direction, all thanks to your time at the Powderhorn Resort.

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