Colorado is known for the powdery white snow that attracts many tourists and locals to the hills during wintertime. Snowy activities like skiing and snowboarding are fun activity for all, whether you’re a beginner or an expert. AurTravel can help plan the best winter vacation for you and your family!
There are many ski resorts in Colorado, ranging in difficulty levels. Vail is a very well-known destination, as it accommodates every range of skill. Regardless of the weather, tourists can find something to satisfy them. Vail is known for 7 legendary back bowls, which attract both expert and intermediate skiers. Vail offers many great runs for beginners, too. Visitors can enjoy snowshoeing and snowmobile tours at the base of Vail’s Golden Peak.
Breckenridge is made up of over 187 trails that cover five giant peaks. In addition to that, Breckenridge also boasts the highest chairlift in North America. It is one of the best resorts for beginning skiers, as there are many family learning zones and trails that are comparatively calm. The resort at Breckenridge also offers childcare for children who are too little or young to ski.
Aspen/Snowmass is a compilation of four ski resorts that include Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, and Aspen Highlands. There are many activities for tourists to enjoy such as tubing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and even an alpine coaster. In addition, guests can climb a five-story indoor wall, ice skate, or check out The Collective art space. Buttermilk has a center that teaches kids how to ski.
Another great Colorado ski resort is the Beaver Creek Ski Resort, as it is an ideal location for beginners. There are easy runs, a beginner’s area, wide slopes, and even some practice lifts at the base. Beaver Creek is home to the Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School. From private lessons to a kid’s ski school, this is a great destination for families and those who want to improve on their skills.
Steamboat Springs is home to 88 United States Winter Olympics athletes, which is more than any place in the US. This ski resort is also known as “Ski Town USA” and has over 3,000 acres of terrain. There is a wide variety of activities in Steamboat Springs. While you aren’t hitting the powder, you can enjoy the hot springs, tubing, ice skating, fireworks on Friday nights, and many festivals. Steamboat Springs is a great winter destination for those with smaller kids, as there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Colorado has a lot of options for those wanting to ski. This is a great activity for families to bond over and make memories while exploring the slopes. AurTravel can assist in booking your trip to one of these great ski resorts, call them at 402.891.6909!
Jessie Curry graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and regularly stage manages for theatres in Omaha. She grew up as a Navy kid, living in Sicily and Japan, and traveling everywhere in between. Her favorite part of going to a new destination is trying new foods and taking lots of pictures. Jessie serves as AurTravel’s administrative assistant and runs their social media accounts.