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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

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.

Colorado Ski

By David Lissy

Westcliffe Pub
Hardcover (120 pages)

Colorado Ski
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Photography by David Lissy with 92 Ful-color photographs. In COLORADO SKI! David Lissy takes us on an insider's tour of Colorado'sski country. From Aspen to Vail, Purgatory to Steamboat, join this acclaimed ski photographer as he schusses from one end of the state to the other. With a finely tuned and and finely tuned skis, Lissy explores the groomed trails of the state's most famous ski areas, then switches to cross-country gear and penetrates the spectacular winter wilderness landscape. From Mount Wilson glowing in soft morning light above Telluride to frost-coated aspen on Buttermilk Mountain, you witness a pristine alpine landscape like none other. ....Back in 1942, the U.S. Army recognized Colorado'sideal ski conditions and decided to build an alpine training center at Camp Hale near Leadville. For three winters, thousands of soldiers learned and refined their ski and outdoor survival skills in the mountains surrounding the camp. Now, for the first time, personal accounts from these men have been paired iwth full-color photography of the backcountry where they trained and Colorado's ski areas, many of which they helped develop after the war.

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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  • Colorado Mountain Club Press
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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.

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.

Fodor's Colorado (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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

Fodor s Colorado (Travel Guide)
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  • Fodor s Colorado
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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

The Summit Hiker: 40 Historic Hiking and Skiing Trails Near Breckenridge, Frisco, Copper Mountain, Keystone-Dillon, in the Williams Fork and Gore Range Wilderness, Colorado

By Mary Ellen Gilliland

Alpenrose Pr
Spiral-bound (87 pages)

The Summit Hiker: 40 Historic Hiking and Skiing Trails Near Breckenridge, Frisco, Copper Mountain, Keystone-Dillon, in the Williams Fork and Gore Range Wilderness, Colorado
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50 Historic Hiking Trails near Breckenridge, Frisco, Copper Mountain, Keystone-Dillon in the Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness and the Gore Range Wilderness,in Colorado.

Popular Colorado author-historian Mary Ellen Gilliland introduces hikers and winter recreationists to mine camps, ghost towns, stagecoach tracks and narrow gauge railway routes, each resonating its own gold rush history. Scenic nature hikes, peak climbs, alpine lakes and waterfalls are destinations for the hikes. Added feature: special hikes for children.

Colorado High Routes: Aspen-Vail-Crested Butte Ski Tours Including the Tenth Mountain Trail

By Louis W. Dawson

Brand: Mountaineers Books
Paperback (224 pages)

Colorado High Routes: Aspen-Vail-Crested Butte Ski Tours Including the Tenth Mountain Trail
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Colorado High Routes: Aspen-Vail-Crested Butte Ski Tours Including the Tenth Mountain Trail


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