What You NEED to Know Before You Go Skiing in Colorado

We compiled a list of a few things to know before you go, whether you’re a seasoned veteran or it’s your first time on the snow, this is a great place to start before planning your next ski trip out West!

Thrill seekers from all around the world come to Colorado for its skiing and snowboarding. With towering mountains, deep snow, and endless resorts there really is a mountain for everyone.

How to get to the Resorts

The resorts on the eastern side of the Rockies are great because you can fly into Denver and have a shuttle take you to almost any resort within 3 hours. Colorado Mountain Express, Peak 1 Express, and Prestige Worldwide Transportation are just a few options that offer online booking prior to your trip.

Once at the resorts, there is way more to do than just ski or snowboard. Resort villages often offer a variety of shops, restaurants, and other outdoor activities (ice skating, tubing, snowmobiling, etc.) for guests to try. The nearby towns also offer plenty of family-friendly, and more affordable options, for food, entertainment, and whatever else may pop up during your stay.

The Best Parts about Skiing in Colorado

The Location

Most resorts are only a few hours from Denver, perfect for a shuttle or rental from the airport! This also allows you to hop from resort to resort with ease, to try all the best Colorado has to offer.

The Scenery

It’s an unbelievable experience to look out and only see white capped peaks in every direction. Colorado is incredible because, no matter which resort you’re going to, you will undoubtedly be blessed with incredible views.

The Snow

Most resorts get between 300-350 inches a year, that’s almost 30 feet of perfect white powder! This ensures a solid base so you won’t ruin your skis on any rocks and a soft top perfect to cushion any falls.

The Weather

Yeah you heard right! Don’t be surprised to see temps in the 30’s even in the coldest months. Colorado’s prime position in the middle of the western US ensures relatively warm temperatures all year. It also helps trap in moisture which is perfect for more snow!

The Worst Parts about Skiing in Colorado

The Crowds

Colorado resorts report around 13 million visits every year, unfortunately this sometimes means long lines and large crowds. To help avoid this shoot for Monday-Thursday if you can fit it in your schedule as most locals are working or are in school.

The Cost

Colorado has some of the best skiing in the world, that also means you have to pay for it. This can be avoided by booking in groups or finding coupons for purchasing tickets online beforehand.

Having to Leave

This may sound like a cop-out, but soon enough you’ll see why everyone keeps coming back! With perfect snow and weather, amazing food and nightlife, and hundreds of shops to explore, its a miracle anyone ever leaves.

What you NEED to Know, Before you Go

Before planning your next trip to Colorado remember to aim for weekdays in the non-holiday season to avoid crowds, try to rally up a group or search online for coupons to cut costs, and drink plenty of water to avoid those annoying headaches. In the end it’s important to remember just a few things: take a camera, wear your helmet, and have fun!

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