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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Winter Trails Colorado: The Best Cross-Country Ski And Snowshoe Trails (Winter Trails Series)

By Andy Lightbody

Falcon Guides
Paperback (224 pages)

Winter Trails Colorado: The Best Cross-Country Ski And Snowshoe Trails (Winter Trails Series)
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Revised and updated, this guide leads readers to 50 of the best snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails in Colorado--from Rocky Mountain National Park to Telluride.

Designed for everyone, from consummate skiers and snowshoers to beginners and families, Winter Trails will lead you to the best places to snowshoe or cross-country ski in Colorado. Be it a day trip or a two-hour jaunt, you can enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of winter with these 50 carefully researched trails. Each outing includes: information about the natural landscape, distance in miles, trail difficulty, surface quality, a rundown of proper equipment and clothing suggestions, and tips on safety, navigation, and trail etiquette. It also includes: point-by-point trail directions; detailed trail maps; driving directions to trailheads; rental facilities; food and lodging information; local lore and historical facts.

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

By Peter Bronski

Brand: Wilderness Press
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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.

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
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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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