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Ski in Colorado: Top Destinations

Planning a Ski Vacation as Incredible as Your Colorado Destination

With 28 different ski areas and resorts, the only question when you're planning a Colorado ski vacation is where to go? Thanks to the Rockies, the state is the premiere U.S. destination for downhill lovers and snowboarders alike, and its prestige resorts are internationally respected. That said, whether you're planning a high-end holiday or a family getaway, you'll find that when it comes to skiing in Colorado, there are ski areas to suit every taste.

Ski in Colorado: Top Accommodations

Condo Keystone
$126 per night
Condo ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Keystone, Summit County, Colorado
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skyrun
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Condo Estes Park
$362 per night
Condo ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0/5.0 "Excellent"
(1 rating)
Estes Park, Larimer County, Colorado
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Condo Keystone
$251 per night
Condo ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Keystone, Summit County, Colorado
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The Best Ski Resorts in Colorado base64Hash The Best Ski Resorts in Colorado

The Best Ski Resorts in Colorado

Whether you're seeking a glamorous local mountain village or a chilled-out party scene to accompany your days on the slopes, you'll find what you need to make your ski vacation special in Colorado.

  • Telluride

    A 2018 survey by Ski magazine awarded Telluride the fifth spot in western U.S. ski resorts, and Vogue magazine has recognized the resort as one of their best places to eat on a ski vacation. Located at the southwestern edge of Colorado in Mountain Village, with a skiable area of some 2,000 acres, the resort offers year-round vacation possibilities. In winter, enjoy terrain with over 100 trails split almost equally between expert, intermediate, and amateur levels. Furthermore, you and your family can make the most of the town of Telluride itself, which is notable for its Victorian architecture. Even better, a free gondola connects the historic mining village with the mountain village above.

  • Vail

    Eagle County, Colorado is home to this pristine ski resort with a reputation for luxury. At over 5,000 acres and 193 trails, Vail is also the third largest alpine ski resort in America. The nearby Vail village lets you enjoy a balanced getaway, offering ample opportunities for dining, a night out, and retail therapy. In particular, Vail's spa facilities as well as its reputation for great après-ski are much beloved by repeat visitors.

  • Arapahoe Basin

    This laid-back resort, which recently added another 468 acres of terrain, offers over 100 well-maintained runs stretching the vast area covered by the basin. Although 60 percent of the runs here are rated and reserved for experts, you'll still find something for every level. The terrain is also served by efficient lift systems connecting all the resort peaks.

Ski in Colorado: Top Accommodations

Condo Telluride
$522 per night
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Telluride, San Miguel County, Colorado, United States
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Exceptional Stays
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Condo Telluride
$308 per night
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Telluride, San Miguel County, Colorado, United States
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Exceptional Stays
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Condo Telluride
$362 per night
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Telluride, San Miguel County, Colorado, United States
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Exceptional Stays
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Ranking the best ski areas in Colorado, based on affordability

Colorado Ski Price Index 2020


How much is a ski vacation in Colorado? From Aspen to Arapahoe Basin, HomeToGo has produced a special deep dive into the cost of skiing at the top 14 resorts in Colorado. By factoring in the latest prices for 2019/2020 at the top-rated resorts in Colorado, we're making sure that every skier finds a world-class mountain to match their budget!


Our Colorado Ski Price Index includes the price of renting ski equipment, a lift ticket, lunch on the slopes, and overnight accommodation. We collected up-to-date pricing for ski equipment and lift tickets from the resorts, and used online menus to calculate the cost of lunch in each resort. As a vacation rental metasearch engine, we used our own data to determine the average price per person to stay in a 4-person accommodation for one night between December 1, 2019 and April 20, 2020. For more information, check out the full methodology below!

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Telluride and Aspen Snowmass are close contenders for the longest vertical drop in Colorado at ~4,400 feet.

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Purgatory Ski Resort is a top pick for thrifty beginners. The resort has the cheapest prices for rental equipment this season.

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Vail has over 5,317 acres of skiable terrain, making it the largest ski resort in Colorado and one of the largest in North America.

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Monarch Mountain, a 20 min drive from Salida, has the most affordable accommodation prices for the ski season.

Colorado Ski Trip Prices for 2020

Rank
Ski Area
Ski Rentals
Lift Tickets
Lunch
Accom.
Total
1
Monarch Mountain
$39.00
$84.00
$15.00
$91.19
$229.19
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Purgatory Resort
$35.00
$99.00
$14.00
$131.47
$279.47
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Arapahoe Basin
$45.00
$70.99
$14.95
$151.38
$282.32
4
Eldora
$54.00
$129.00
$13.50
$104.75
$301.25
5
Crested Butte
$58.00
$119.00
$16.95
$133.34
$327.29
6
Copper Mountain
$46.40
$119.00
$17.00
$152.14
$334.54
7
Winter Park Resort
$41.60
$149.00
$15.95
$128.48
$335.03
8
Keystone Resort
$67.50
$139.00
$13.00
$151.38
$370.88
9
Steamboat Springs
$47.00
$169.00
$14.00
$172.40
$402.40
10
Telluride
$63.00
$149.00
$14.00
$211.04
$437.04
11
Breckenridge
$67.50
$173.00
$14.95
$192.38
$447.83
12
Vail
$71.10
$189.00
$22.00
$236.12
$518.22
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Aspen Snowmass
$56.95
$184.00
$21.00
$286.62
$548.57
14
Beaver Creek
$84.00
$189.00
$17.00
$342.02
$632.02

*accommodation prices are per-person per-night in a +4 person rental.

How We Created This Guide

Total Cost = Ski Rental + Lift Ticket + Lunch + Accommodation

Ski Rentals includes the equipment rental price for intermediate level skis, boots, and poles for one person to rent on 02.22.2020.

Lift Ticket is the price for a full day’s skiing for one adult on 02.15.2020. These prices were researched in fall 2019 and may include discounts that are offered to customers who buy in advance or online.

Lunch Price includes a regular cheeseburger and fries at a restaurant on the ski slopes in the Yelp $$ category. Yelp's online menus were used to obtain these prices.

Accommodation Price is based on HomeToGo's own metasearch data: It is the average price per person, per night to stay in a +4-person vacation rental found on HomeToGo close to the resort, between 12.01.2019 and 04.20.2020.

All prices are in USD. Please note that this is a forecast and that prices may change between now and the time of booking. Prices do not include sales tax. For any additional information, please email [email protected]

Family Friendly Ski Resorts in Colorado base64Hash Family Friendly Ski Resorts in Colorado

Family Friendly Ski Resorts in Colorado

Some Colorado resorts outdo themselves in the provision of family-friendly services and skiing opportunities for junior and beginner skiers. Everything from junior trainers, daycare facilities, and specialized kids' activities for the young ones are provided, much to parents’ delight. Here are three such resorts that are remarkably family-friendly.

  • Keystone

    Want to go skiing in Colorado and still have plenty to do with your whole family? Keystone's mantra is “skiing and snowboarding are just the beginning.” After you hit the slopes, take a day off and explore the largest known snow fort, or soar downhill on the resort's tubing hill as you take in magnificent views all around you. The vibrant nearby village offers dining and shopping. Furthermore, the resort offers childcare for little ones starting at two months old and going up to six years of age, and kid-friendly events through its Kidtopia program.

  • Copper Mountain

    Although expert skiers certainly frequent this resort, the trails and runs are clustered according to skill level. Your entire family can easily hit the more child-friendly slopes without worry. The Copper Ski and Ride School also offers award-winning instructors, so your little ones can get comfortable on the slopes in no time. Youth Lessons are offered for three to 17-year-olds, grouped by age, and limited in class size so your child gets plenty of individual instruction. You can also walk from the resort's lifts to the restaurants and shopping of the three nearby villages, where you'll find a spa, cardio center, and ball sports facilities, in addition to kid-friendly events.

  • Steamboat

    At this family ski resort in Colorado, great runs are dotted across the mountain for skiers of all skill levels. The many restaurants and other amenities in this historic Western town ensure your breaks are occupied by fun, food, and drink. What’s more, the established ski school provides great instructors that are trained to bond and help kids perfect their skiing skills. The Kids' Vacation Center offers group lessons for children aged 2.5 years to kindergarten. You can also book a private lesson for your whole family. Even better, skiing here covers a massive amount of terrain, as the resort is spread across six peaks and 3,000 acres.

Ski in Colorado: Top Accommodations

Condo Vail
$185 per night
Condo ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Vail, Eagle County, Colorado, United States
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RedAwning
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Condo Vail
$188 per night
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Vail, Eagle County, Colorado, United States
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Condo Vail
$397 per night
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Vail, Eagle County, Colorado, United States
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Resortia - Vail Beaver Creek
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What kind of prices can I expect when planning Skiing in Colorado?

On average, you can get an incredible rental for somewhere between $361 and $819 and find discounts up to 79%!

When is the weather good for a ski trip in Colorado?

Colorado ski vacations are likely best in January each year, when the average temperature is 3 degrees.

What kinds of rentals can I find for Skiing in Colorado?

There are many Hotel rooms and House rentals that are great for Skiing in Colorado.

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