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The Best Ski Resorts in Colorado

If there’s one state that’s synonymous with skiing, it’s Colorado. Home to over 30 ski resorts big and small, the Centennial State has options for everyone, from the destination mega resorts with massive hotels at their bases to quaint, independent ski areas that still welcome school groups and dole out complementary passes to seniors.

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That said, the options are broad, and choosing the right destination is no easy task. It all comes down to the experience you’re seeking and who you’re traveling with. Got groms in tow? Green slopes and ski school programs will be more important than steep couloirs and hike-to adventures. The good news is that Colorado has some of the best resorts in the West when it comes to terrain diversity, learning areas, off-slope amenities, challenging steeps, and more. These are the top 12 ski resorts in the state, and a good place to start when planning your next Colorado ski trip.

The Best Ski Resorts in Colorado 12. Keystone Resort

A destination resort that feels manageable for the whole family, Keystone’s hallmarks are long, cruisey blues and excellent tree skiing, complemented by an accessible village and one of the best terrain parks in the state.

Keystone’s terrain parks are a huge draw for the park crowd. Photo: Ben Lindbloom What Readers Say

“Keystone has a great local vibe. The people on the mountain and working the mountain are all great. The mountain has a lot of variations in the terrain recognizing that not all skiers are beginners nor double-black-diamond qualified. It is great for families. I have never had a bad time at Keystone and look forward to returning every year.”

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