Every skier or snowboarder with a solid reputation has mastered all of the Colorado resorts. Although I have been skiing for the majority of my adult life, it seemed like I had been unable to experience this vital ski experience.
I’m mixing the classic Colorado road trip with a ski tour to four resorts throughout Colorado to learn the reasons why each one is unique as well as how they differ. the reason Colorado is home to passionate skiers as well as boarders from Australia who are eager to come back to explore some or all of the 28 winter resorts.
The whole thing begins (and ends) at Denver Denver, also known as the Mile-High City which is the ideal way to get used to altitude while eating, shopping, and enjoying Western art and culture in a fashion.
Steamboat’s Western history and heritage began with hot springs from nature on the Yampa River and a strong ranching community as well as a distinct distinctive identity. The ski resort was developed in the years following and is now the jewel of the Alterra Mountain Company’s IKON Pass. It has retained the authentic Western flavor and the traditions of the township and has also added a few special features of its own, such as an extensive training facility that has produced more than 96 winter Olympians. The town is more than every other in North America. For those who are just mortals, It has the most (and solely) known Champagne Powder and is famous for its unbeatable Glade and tree skiing. Get lost amongst the trees of Steamboat Resort
Visit the F.M. Light & Sons store in town for authentic gear from the cowboy era that is also loaded with historical facts. Take a look (but don’t try it on your own) the insane and wild skijoring events in town that combine skiing and cowboys riding speedy horses to thrills. You can also get an ear-to-ear seat to view the Olympian’s train. After you’ve sped or boarded on Steamboat’s groomers that are wide and open half-pipes, tree trails, or half-pipes until you’re done to go, you can relax with the locals in the idyllic Strawberry Park Hot Springs close to the town. Relax in the Strawberry Park Hot Springs after a big day of skiing
The best to real western flavor family, Olympic tragics, glade skiing. Access to the air via the regional Hayden (HDN) Airport.
The new HTML0 is one of the biggest resort revamps in its history, accompanied by an overhaul of the base area as well as an expansion of the on-mountain area in the coming two years.
Enjoy a stay in High Western-style at One Steamboat Place.
Eat Sleighride dinner Haymaker, Timber & Torch, Ore House. Horse riding in the snow at Steamboat © Alterra Mountain Company
Aspen & Aspen Snowmass
Four mountains, 2225 hectares of terrain, and a vibe that is as well-known in the same way as all the famous faces (and brands) you’ll encounter in town or at the ski slopes. Aspen Mountain, Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk One ticket is all that you require for skiing these Colorado resorts. They have slopes for all types of skiers. Look for, or find the numerous shrines throughout Aspen Mountain. The range of them is vast. Elvis and John Denver, the Grateful Dead to Hunter S. Thompson, from the cat up to the 9/11 attacks, this peek into the history of Aspen is an integral part of its charm. Steep peaks on Snowmass Mountain
The town was born out of the mining boom times of the 1880s and has since become the mecca of tourism and celebrity with a rich culture, art, and fashion blend seamlessly with historical accommodations, renowned eating establishments, and a melting pot of billionaires and famous people from all over the world. The buzz is real, energetic, and hypnotic, but If you are focused on snowboarding and skiing these four mountains offer everything.
Aspen Mountain rears impressively from the town’s center with sharp groomers and awe-inspiring gladed slopes for the higher levels of snowboarders and skiers. Aspen town © Aspen Snowmass
You can also stay in Snowmass for the luxurious choice of 95 percent ski-in, skiing-out accommodations. Snowmass is more than three other mountains with groomers available for all days as well as steeps, jumps, and bumps suitable for all ages. The village’s dedicated ski area is perfect for food, activities that aren’t ski-related as well as ski equipment and clothing requirements.
Aspen is ideal for Apres, culture lovers and motivation or anyone who has a floor-length mink that wants to do more than just boarding or skiing sustainable and green energy projects and community spirit.
Snowmass is best for groups of families and families as well as intermediate-level skiers/boarders. Variety and variety of terrain. It is easy to access Aspen & Snowmass from Denver International Airport (DEN).
A new version of HTML0: the iconic Aspen logo has been revamped. Get in the game with the new luxury AspenX skiwear brand. Recently renovated Viewline Resort, Snowmass.
Stay at the historical Hotel Jerome, Little Nell, Aspen; Limelight or Viewline Resort, Snowmass.
Dining: Meat & Cheese, Aspen; the newly-opened, The Alpin Room, Snowmass; Kenichi Snowmass Aspen has an average of 4.5 meters of snowfall per year © Aspen Snowmass
A 12,140-hectare cattle ranch that belonged to the famous US-style designer Ralph Lauren is the landscape’s rough red carpet that transforms into a fairy-tale Telluride Ski Resort. The resort is located in the jagged and recently formed the San Juan Mountains. Snowmobiles are a fun way to explore Telluride
Perhaps the most loved by Aussies in the U.S. ski resorts, Telluride is a bit like going to the promised ski land. It has a beautifully preserved historical town nestled in the canyon, and also a mountain Mountain Village which was developed higher up the slopes and connected to the town with the breathtaking gondola ride that is free.
As with its most well-known promoter and well-known resident the legendary “Telluride Tom” Watkinson the resort is character and charm at full speed. The small population of residents is determined to maintain Telluride for its locals and fortunate tourists who have been to the resort to experience what all the fuss is about and decide to remain. This is not surprising! Historical Telluride town sits at the base of a box canyon
The best for Telluride: Every lift or chair is equipped with advanced as well as green or blue runs that go towards the village as well as to the town, so access to the entire mountain is accessible to every ability level of skier/boarder. Get backcountry skiing without the dangers of backcountry skiing which is included within resort limits and patrolled. Take a snowmobiling trip up to Alta Mining Ghost Town. It’s the most enjoyable Gondola trip (and perspectives) ever. There is a wide selection of mountain dining. Easy access to air through Montrose (MTJ) local airport.
Updated: The Madeline Hotel Telluride has just completed the major overhaul and now offers the Timber Room, a new dining experience.
Stay Hotel Fairmont Heritage Place- Franz Klammer Lodge, Mountain Village. Alta Lakes Observatory cabin.
Eat Sidework, Telluride Town; Allred’s highest point on the gondola Alpino Vino, highest fine-dining in Colorado, Bon Vivant, French flair al in the open, on at the top of the Polar Queen Express.
More information: colorado.com