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Colorado Skiing


Skiing is one of the most popular vacation and recreation activities in Colorado, and in fact, many people visit to state just to ski.

As you might expect, there are a many of ski resorts and areas in Colorado. These include: Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, Colorado
  • Arapahoe Basin (sometimes known as "A-Basin" or "the Basin")
  • Arrowhead Ski Area
  • Aspen Highlands - in Aspen
  • Aspen Mountain (formerly known as "Ajax") - in Aspen
  • Beaver Creek - near Avon
  • Berthoud Pass
  • Breckenridge - in Breckenridge
  • Buttermilk - in Aspen
  • Copper Mountain
  • Crested Butte
  • Cuchara
  • Durango Mountain
  • Echo Mountain Park - near Evergreen
  • Eldora - near Nederland
  • Hesperus
  • Howelsen - in Steamboat Springs
  • Keystone - in Keystone
  • Loveland
  • Monarch
  • Powderhorn
  • Silverton Mountain
  • Ski Cooper
  • Snowmass - near Aspen
  • SolVista
  • Steamboat Ski Resort in Steamboat Springs
  • Sunlight
  • Telluride - in Telluride
  • Vail - near Vail
  • Winter Park Resort in Winter Park
  • Wolf Creek
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Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado

By Brittany Konsella

Mountaineers Books
Released: 2017-11-15
Paperback (256 pages)

Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado
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Whether you’re an experienced backcountry skier or intermediate snowboarder looking to ramp up your out of bounds expeditions, Brittany and Frank Konsella have the cred to guide you to the state’s special runs. Both have descended all of the state’s 14ers on skis and Brittany was the second woman to accomplish that feat. They know where the sweet lines are. Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado―part of the popular series―includes backcountry routes focused on the Front Range and the San Juans, with other routes in the Sawatch Range, Elk Mountains, Mosquito Range, and more.

Fodor's Colorado (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2016-03-22
Paperback (480 pages)

Fodor s Colorado (Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering insider tips and advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor's Colorado highlights the best this playground for nature lovers has to offer:  the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park, Denver’s cultural riches, and the winding trails and raging rivers perfect for outdoor enthusiasts looking to bike, raft, horseback ride, or fish. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, whether skiing the champagne powder of the Rocky Mountains or setting out on an urban adventure in cool cities like Boulder and Aspen.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Colorado.
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Major sights such as Mesa Verde National Park, Dude Ranches and Old West Mining Towns
· Side trips from Colorado Springs including Cripple Creek, Florissant Fossil Beds, Palmer Lake, Canon City and Royal Gorge, Buena Vista and Salida
 · Coverage of Denver, Summit County, Vail Valley, Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, Boulder and North Central Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Northwest Colorado and Steamboat Springs, Southwest Colorado’s Black Canyon and the Gunnison National Park, Telluride and the San Juan Mountains, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Springs, the Collegiate Peaks, and the San Luis Valley

Lost Ski Areas of Colorado's Front Range and Northern Mountains

By Caryn Boddie

The History Press
Released: 2014-10-07
Paperback (208 pages)

Lost Ski Areas of Colorado s Front Range and Northern Mountains
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Avid skiers have flocked to the northern reaches of the Centennial State for over a century. While the prized powder remains the same, the top skiing destinations bear only a faint resemblance to the resorts of previous generations. Neighborhood slopes, such as Tabernash Hill, featured little more than a rope tow and a storage shed. Other spots like Estes Park's Old Man Mountain held tournaments and contests with Olympic participants. From the Cathy Cisar Winter Playground in Craig to Cheyenne Mountain's Ski Broadmoor and everywhere in between, join authors Caryn and Peter Boddie on a tour through the lost ski areas of northern Colorado and the Front Range.

Powder Ghost Towns: Epic Backcountry Runs in Colorado's Lost Ski Resorts

By Peter Bronski

Brand: Wilderness Press
Paperback (244 pages)

Powder Ghost Towns: Epic Backcountry Runs in Colorado s Lost Ski Resorts
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In its heyday, Colorado had more than 175 ski areas operating on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and while many of those resorts have shut down, their runs still shelter secret stashes of snow. Pristine slopes await backcountry powder hounds out to discover these chutes and steeps, bunny hills and bumps. Chronicling the history of more than 36 of these "lost resorts," Powder Ghost Towns provides the beta for how to ski and board these classic runs today, with comprehensive information on trailheads, where to skin up, and the best descents. Coverage ranges from southern Wyoming's Medicine Bow Mountains to the Colorado-New Mexico border, including famous old resorts like Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Classic Colorado Ski Descents

By Jon Kedrowski

Mountaineers Books
Released: 2017-09-30
Paperback (254 pages)

Classic Colorado Ski Descents
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Travel around Colorado with ski mountaineer Dr. Jon Kedrowski as he guides you to some of the best ski descents the state has to offer. Classic Colorado Ski Descents showcases 300 ski descents on 70 separate peak entries on Fourteeners, Thirteeners, as well as easily accessible mountain passes and locales; with routes that range from peaks with gentle terrain, to tree glades, endless powder, ridge lines, steep faces, and couloirs. Each peak description includes skiable vertical, elevation gain, and roundtrip mileage, as well as easy-to-follow directions to the trailhead. Dr. Kedrowski, who brings his expert knowledge from having skied various descents on the 58 Colorado 14,000' peaks brings in a total of 300 different ski lines and ski descents described in detail and notated with 70 color topographic maps in this book, and complete color photographs- a must have for any backcountry skier in Colorado!  This guide covers seven major mountain ranges across the Colorado Rockies.

The Kid's Guide to Denver, Boulder & Colorado's Ski Country (Kid's Guides Series)

By Eileen Ogintz

Globe Pequot Press
Paperback (168 pages)

The Kid s Guide to Denver, Boulder & Colorado s Ski Country (Kid s Guides Series)
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Before you plan your family’s next excursion, get some help from a travel professional… and your kids! Kid’s Guide to Denver & Boulder lets the kids help plan the trip and guides you as you explore these Colorado destinations. Inside you’ll find kid-tested tips on where to go, where to eat, what to see, and where to get the best souvenirs. Along the way, your kids will be engaged by reading and sharing fun facts and cool travel tips. Awesome games and quizzes will keep the family entertained. Fun for both visiting and local kids.

Climbing and Skiing Colorado's Mountains: 50 Select Ski Descents (Backcountry Skiing Series)

By Ben Conners

Falcon Guides
Paperback (304 pages)

Climbing and Skiing Colorado s Mountains: 50 Select Ski Descents (Backcountry Skiing Series)
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Climbing and Skiing Colorado’s Mountains is a select guidebook to 50 of the most classic, aesthetic, and iconic backcountry ski descents in the state of Colorado. The book provides accurate information to backcountry skiers and snowboarders, including overviews, maps, photos, and route descriptions for each of the selected 50 descents, while at the same time spurring the reader on to investigate peaks and areas outside of those featured in the book. Unlike other guidebooks, Climbing and Skiing Colorado's Mountains focus on peaks of all elevations located in all ranges throughout the state, including many 13ers and 14ers but also some smaller, more accessible peaks, representing a comprehensive mix of some of the best backcountry skiing Colorado has to offer.

Colorado Tenth Mountain Huts and Trails: The Official Guide to America's Largest Backcountry Ski Hut System

By Louis W. Dawson

Brand: Who Press
Paperback (240 pages)

Colorado Tenth Mountain Huts and Trails:  The Official Guide to America s Largest Backcountry Ski Hut System
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The official guide to Colorado's 10th Mountain Hut and Trail System covers the most extensive backcountry ski system of its kind in the country. Hundreds of miles of trails connect the 20 huts and private accommodations located between Aspen, Vail, and Leadville. This book contains everything that a skier must know to use the huts: directions to trailheads, descriptions of ski routes to the huts, GPS coordinates for both huts & trailheads, reference maps, checklists for equipment and clothing, safety guidelines, and more.

Lost Ski Areas of Colorado's Central and Southern Mountains

By Caryn Boddie

The History Press
Released: 2015-11-16
Paperback (208 pages)

Lost Ski Areas of Colorado s Central and Southern Mountains
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Colorado's central and southern mountains still draw droves of skiers to the slopes. However, many of the historic runs and areas that were popular over the past century -- some near the current resorts of Aspen, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Purgatory, Telluride and Vail -- no longer exist. Local hills like Whittaker Ranch near Eagle featured little more than a rope tow and warming hut. Now underneath Lake Dillon, Prestrud Jump hosted tournaments where Olympian Anders Haugen broke ski-jumping world records. From Lands End near Grand Junction to Sugarite near Trinidad, from swanky Hoosier Pass in Summit County to Stoner in Montezuma County, authors Caryn and Peter Boddie take readers on a tour of the lost ski areas of central and southern Colorado.

Moon Spotlight Colorado Ski Towns: Including Aspen, Vail & Breckenridge

By Steve Knopper

Moon Travel
Paperback (63 pages)

Moon Spotlight Colorado Ski Towns: Including Aspen, Vail & Breckenridge
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Moon Spotlight Colorado Ski Towns is a 63-page compact guide covering the best of Colorado's slopes, including Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Winter Park. Colorado-based journalist and author Steve Knopper offers his firsthand advice on what sights are must-sees, and sightseeing highlights maps make planning your time easy. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation. Helpful maps guide travelers through this skiier's haven.

This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Colorado.


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