This is a list of every alpine ski area I know of in Colorado. I’m sure I’m missing quite a few of the backcountry sites so let me know and I’ll add them. Click on them to go to the area’s web site.
The dollar signs: indicate approximate relative cost of the commercial areas. Five $$$$$ is most expensive and one $ is least expensive. Of course the resorts with more $ sometimes have more to offer.
The numbers: represent the approximate driving time in hours from Denver, typically rounded UP to the nearest hour.
Commercial Ski Areas / Resorts
|Arapahoe Basin $$$ 1||Monarch $$$$ 4|
|Aspen-Snowmass $$$$$ 5||Powderhorn $$ 4|
|Beaver Creek $$$$$ 2||Silverton Mountain $$$ 5|
|Breckenridge $$$$$ 2||Ski Cooper $$ 2|
|Copper Mountain $$$$ 2||Ski Granby Ranch $$$ 2|
|Crested Butte $$$$ 5||Steamboat $$$$ 4|
|Durango/Purgatory $$$ 7||Sunlight $$ 3|
|Echo Mountain $$ 1||Telluride $$$$$ 7|
|Eldora Ski Area $$$ 1||Winter Park $$$$ 1|
|Howelson Hill $ 4||Wolf Creek $$$ 5|
|Keystone $$$$$ 1||Vail $$$$$ 2|
|Loveland Ski Area $$$ 1|
The major free and backcountry Areas
|Berthoud Pass 1|
|Flattop Mountain (RMNP) *fee to enter park 2|
|Hidden Valley (RMNP) *fee to enter park 2|
|Loveland Pass 1|
|Ruby Hill Rail Yard 0|
|St. Mary’s Glacier (year-round) 1|
|Guanella Pass 1|