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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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Books About Colorado Skiing


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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.

Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado

By Brittany Konsella

Brand: 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.

Classic Colorado Ski Descents

By Jon Kedrowski

Colorado Mountain Club Press
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.

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.

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.

Ski Patrol in Colorado (Images of Modern America)

By John B. Cameron

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2018-11-26
Paperback (96 pages)

Ski Patrol in Colorado (Images of Modern America)
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The Army's 10th Mountain Division, developed during World War II for combat missions in the mountains of northern Italy, evolved into ski patrols as we know them today. Far-reaching and nuanced, the job of a ski patroller combines long days, physically demanding work in high alpine environments, and the ability to respond to complex medical emergencies. In Colorado, ski patrol has grown from a volunteer operation to a professional workforce--incorporating advancements in lifesaving techniques, avalanche forecasting, and specialized guest services. Relying heavily on their fellow patrollers, life-long friendships are forged on the mountain and often embellished in legendary tales--many of which are shared within.

Crested Butte: From Coal Camp to Ski Town

By Duane A. Smith

Western Reflections Publishing Co.
Paperback (216 pages)

Crested Butte: From Coal Camp to Ski Town
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Like many old mountain mining communities, Crested Butte began life in the feverous excitement of a Colorado gold and silver mining camp, only to see the rich discoveries quickly disappear. However, unlike so many communities that became ghost towns, Crested Butte switched to mining the huge local deposits of top-quality coal. Through both good times and bad, the coal mining was carried on until the 1950s. Then Crested Butte slid quickly into "ghost town" status, only to be revived by the ski industry in the 1960s and 1970s.

Certainly the coal mining industry is an unusual partner for a Colorado ski town, but for Crested Butte, coal and skiing are inseparably intertwined. Crested Butte is the story of poor immigrants, labor strife, dirty and extremely dangerous coal mining, the D&RG Railroad, and two rich and greedy companies called the Durango Trust and Colorado Fuel and Iron. Duane Smith illustrates how such a mixture can make for an amazing tale of intrigue, joy, and sorrow. As Smith puts it: "Americans tend to make legends out of things they want to believe. We have tended to glorify gold and silver camps, while ignoring the immigrant and company-dominated coal community."

Unlike many coal towns, Crested Butte is a true Cinderella story. She was not left to die unrecognized in her squalor. She has become a premier ski town – the queen of the ball.

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.

A History of Skiing in Colorado

By Abbott Fay

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Paperback (198 pages)

A History of Skiing in Colorado
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Colorado definitely is known as a ski state, but did you know the sport dates back over 100 years to the days when it was called "snowshoeing." Twelve-foot boards and a long stick was used in those days. Abbott Fay traces the development of Colorado skiing, including the impact the 10th Mountain Division had on it after World War II. Old photos and recent developments make this book a "must have."

Ski & Snowshoe Routes, Colorado's Front Range

By Alan Apt

Colorado Mountain Club
Released: 2017-09-30
Paperback (320 pages)

Ski & Snowshoe Routes, Colorado s Front Range
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The most exciting and scenic places to explore on skis and snowshoes within easy driving distance of Denver and other Front Range cities
• Family-oriented easy outings for beginners or youngsters
• Challenging mountain summits for experienced mountaineers
• 80 routes with complete descriptions and maps

Ski & Snowshoe Routes, Colorado’s Front Range is about where to go and what to use on both easy and challenging trails. It’s also about enjoyment and achievement. However you choose to enjoy Colorado winters, this book will provide you with indispensable information about the best trails, the most appropriate equipment to use, safety in avalanche terrain, excellent maps and photos, and who to contact for additional information. It includes an overview of the equipment you’ll want and essential information for enjoyable and safe outings in the Rockies.


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