Why You Should Plan a Colorado Ski Vacation This Winter

Keystone is a great place to go on a Colorado Ski Vacation ... photo by CC user Rudi Riet on Flickr

If you’re an avid ski enthusiast, one of the best destinations for you is Colorado. Whether or not you’re looking for slopes meant for beginners or some geared towards professional level skiers, you’ll find exactly what suits your needs. In addition to a scenic skiing experience, Colorado has so much more to offer. Come check out the trendy restaurant and bar scene, top-of-the-line shopping opportunities, and natural landmarks that bring tourists from all over the world.

Glenwood Springs

Just like much of Colorado, Glendwood Springs has an amazing ski scene that will have you never wanting to head home. One of the top places to hit the slopes is Sunlight Mountain Resort. Here you’ll find a ski school that will teach you everything you need to know about the sport. Sign up for private lessons, or head out on your own. You can book a room at the resort, or reserve a room in one of these popular Glenwood Springs hotels. In addition to the Sunlight Mountain Resort, check out tourist hotspots such as Hanging Lake Trail, Glenwood Hotsprings Pool, or Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

Fort Collins

Fort Collins is home to several popular ski resorts and hotels, the best being the nearby Eldora Mountain Resort. Here you’ll find some top-rated ski instructors that can give you one-on-one attention on the slopes. Another popular ski location near the area is Echo Mountain, as well as Snowy Range Ski Recreation Center. For a break from skiing, head to some of these popular tourist spots: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Horsetooth Reservoir, Lory State Park, and Arapaho National Forest.

Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek Ski Resort is by far the top ski resort in Beaver Creek. This is specifically an amazing destination for families with young children. The resort offers beginner courses for young kids, as well as other activities throughout the day. Adults will the blown away by the scenic views of the mountains. If you don’t wish to stay in one of the resort’s rooms or suites, book a room in one of these popular Beaver Creek hotels. For other sightseeing opportunities in the area, check out Beaver Creek Chapel, Beaver Lake Trail, and Walking Mountains Science Center.


Keystone Ski Resort is a popular destination for those traveling to Colorado on a Colorado ski vacation. The resort sits between three separate mountains, so you have plenty of slopes to choose from depending on your skill level. Keystone Lodge and Spa is also a great place to unwind and relax during your getaway. For more options on where to stay, consider booking a room at one of these budget-friendly Keystone hotels.


Though there are not a lot of options for skiing in Broomfield, Colorado, there are plenty of ski resorts and lodges within a short distance. Travel to towns that offers some of the best ski experiences in the whole state. You’ll find plenty of other things to do in Broomfield, however, including The Broomfield Bay Aquatic Center and Flatiron Crossing Mall. For an affordable and comfortable place to stay, check out these Broomfield hotels.