Denver is a beautiful city to enjoy the winter months in, and we have our pick of some of the best ski resorts in the country. Sometimes there are almost too many good choices to make up our minds! So we’ve decided to narrow down a list of the best ski resorts in Denver for both tourists and residents alike.

Eldora Mountain Resort
Eldora usually gets about 300 inches of snow per year but also has Colorado’s best snowmaking system. This may be one of the favorite among Coloradoans, since it’s a quick 21 mile drive from Boulder and a short 47 miles from Denver. Not only is it a prime location, but it’s the only ski area accessible by public transportation. This is great for college students and tourists who may not have a car, and costs around $4.

Winter Park Resort
This ski resort is owned and operated by the city of Denver and is one of the most accessible resorts for tourists arriving at Denver’s International Airport. This resort sits at the base of the Continental Divide, just two hours away from the airport and suburban city life. The climate is perfect for beginner skiers, since there are on average 350 inches of snowfall, yet over 70% of the winter days are still sunny.

Loveland Ski Area
Even closer is the Loveland Ski Area, just 53 miles west of Denver. Loveland is a perfect spot for locals, and has been known for being one of the best skiing and snowboarding spots in all of Colorado. Loveland also boasts having the second highest chairlift in the world!

Echo Mountain Park
Another great spot for local Coloradoans or weekend vacationers is Echo Mountain Park, just 35 miles from downtown Denver. Another great perk of Echo Mountain Park is that they offer some of the cheapest rates for skiing and riding in Colorado. You can plan a last-minute ski trip with afternoon/evening tickets around $30, free parking, and a short drive.

Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park is a great park for the out-of-the-box adventurers. Not only can you enjoy the beauty and serenity of a National Park, but they also offer snowshoeing and cross country skiing options and you’re still close to Denver at less than an hour’s drive.

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