Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding in Colorado

Colorado is rich with the best ski resorts in North America. Skiing or riding in Colorado is a must-do for any real connoisseur.  Check out this map which shows interactive location details about all 25 ski areas in Colorado. If you are looking for a family-minded area, view our list of recommendations, and check out what we consider Colorado's top ski area picks.

Colorado's world-renowned resorts and accommodating ski towns beckon travelers of all backgrounds, ages, and interests, with every ski resort offering something different.  From the hardcore backcountry hike-it crowd to the family of four looking for lessons and a laid-back day on groomed runs, there's a resort that will exceed expectations. 

View Live Webcam at major resorts for real-time snow conditions.

Be prepare to drive on Colorado's highways this winter, and check the live webcams of Colorado's major passes.

Colorado’s Top Snowboard Terrain Parks

Colorado has a premier selection of snowboard halfpipes and terrain parks. Some of our top picks include:

  • Arapahoe Basin - 5 terrain parks featuring halfpipes and terrain park features for all abilities.
  • Buttermilk Mountain - Home to the Winter X Games
  • Breckenridge - A variety of terrain parks from beginner to pro pipes.
  • Winter Park resort - 7 parks to choose from starter to very advanced.
  • Telluride - Over 100 features created for all ability levels.
  • Snowmass - A progressive lineup of terrain elements to challenge any level. Central location.
  • Vail - Choose from two terrain parks, pro-style features to beginner and kid-sized jumps.
  • Beaver Creek - Signature parks collection
  • Keystone - Home to the award-winning A51 terrain park, more than 100 features
  • Loveland - Something for everyone, new features every year. Two lifts access the park.
  • Frisco Adventure Park – just $29 per day

snowboard terrain park

Nordic Skiing

Nordic skiing, otherwise known as cross-country skiing is fundamental to Colorado's ski history and life in the mountains. Cross-country skiing is perfect for those who enjoy the cardio workout and the slower pace to enjoy the surroundings. Nordic centers can be found near all major ski areas and beyond. Visit our cross-country ski page to learn more.

Backcountry Ski Locations

For those off-the-beaten path types. Backcountry skiing is readily available. One thing all backcountry areas have in common is they are not managed. Meaning you are on your own. No groomed runs or ski patrol to help you out in case of emergency. Backcountry skiers need to be advanced in their knowledge of snow conditions, carry safety equipment, be able to read maps, and navigate terrain. Most of all have the ability to ski safely in the chosen area. It helps to have a checklist of items you need to bring along. 

A Short List of Popular Backcountry Ski Areas