Colorado is known for its abundant outdoor adventures. From mountain biking in the summer to skiing or snowboarding in the winter, our state is a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts! Colorado is perhaps best known for its skiing opportunities. That’s no surprise when you figure that there are 32 ski resorts across the state. With so many ski areas at your disposal, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. Read on to discover four of the best ski resorts in Colorado. Even better, one of them is right here in Winter Park! 

Looking for more snow sports in our area? Browse our Winter Activities Guide for a comprehensive list of all the most exciting things to do during the most popular season in Colorado!  

of the Best Ski Resorts in Colorado 

Here are four of our favorite places to ski in Colorado. From Winter Park to Crested Butte, there are several ski towns worth visiting. Some are close enough for a day ski trip from Winter Park, while others are better suited as ski vacation destinations! Which will you visit?  

1. Winter Park Resort  

Winter Park Resort is our favorite place to ski in Colorado. It’s one of the top ski resorts in the nation and boasts more than 3,000 acres of diverse terrain. Winter Park Resort is open year-round, but it’s most popular for its skiing and snowboarding opportunities. There are seven territories on the mountain, so there’s a run for skiers of all skill levels. Before you visit, check out these Winter Park ski rentals! 

2. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area 

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is another great place to shred the slopes! This 1,400-acre ski area is strictly open for skiing and snowboarding. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is the ideal resort for novices, as it offers several snowsports lessons for adults and children!  

3. Beaver Creek Resort  

Beaver Creek Resort is an idyllic Colorado ski resort. This ski town resort has 150 runs, quaint shops, and delicious cafés all within Beaver Creek Village. It’s a great place to bring the entire family for a ski trip!  

4. Crested Butte Mountain Resort 

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is a bit farther from Winter Park than other ski resorts, about a four-hour drive, but it’s worth every mile. It’s the perfect weekend getaway destination! This Colorado ski resort has a total of 121 winter trails that are evenly divided among beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert skill levels. This makes it a great option for group ski trips!  

Homes for Sale in Winter Park, Colorado 

The best part of living in Winter Park is that all the best ski resorts in Colorado are within driving distance. All the resorts listed above are less than a two-hour drive from Grand County, except for Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  

Contact Real Estate of Winter Park when you’re ready to purchase a home in the mountains. Many of our listings boast easy access to Winter Park Resort and feature premier amenities like outdoor hot tubs, which are the perfect place to rest your tired muscles after a day on the slopes!