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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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Colorado Powder Keg: Ski Resorts and the Environmental Movement

By Michael W. Childers

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Colorado Powder Keg: Ski Resorts and the Environmental Movement
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Downhill skiing is a vital economic engine for many communities in the Rocky Mountain states, attracting 20 million skier days per season. Colorado is by far the most popular destination, with more than two dozen major ski resorts creating a thriving industry that adds billions to the state's coffers. But, many ask, at what cost

Michael Childers traces the rise of Colorado's ski industry alongside that of the burgeoning environmental movement, which sprang up in opposition to rampant commercial development on mountains that had been designated as public lands. Combining official ski resort figures, U.S. Forest Service documents, real estate and tourism records, wildlife data, newspaper articles, and public comments, Childers shows how what started as an innocent leisurely pursuit has morphed into a multi-billion dollar business that forever changed the landscape of Colorado and brought with it serious environmental consequences.

This first environmental history of skiing in Colorado traces the recreation's rise in popularity as a way of examining major changes in public land management in the American West during the last century. As more people headed to Colorado's mountains in search of thrills on the slopes, the USFS quickly became overwhelmed by the demand and turned resort development over to the private sector. The result has been a decades-long battle between developers and environmentalists—with skiers and Colorado residents caught in the middle.

Childers examines the history of the ski industry within Colorado throughout the twentieth century along with the challenges the industry's growth posed in balancing the private development of public lands and mounting environmental concerns over issues such as rural growth, wildlife management, and air and water pollution. He then traces the history of radical environmentalism back to the 1960s to show how it picked up momentum, culminating in the Earth Liberation Front's 1998 arson at Vail Ski Resort—which ended up doing more harm than good to the environmentalist cause by recasting the mega-resorts as victims and turning public opinion against all environmental activists in the area.

As Americans weigh their desire for fresh powder against their concern for protecting unspoiled lands, Childers's book provides valuable food for thought. Colorado Powder Keg opens a new window on the history of skiing in the American West as it adds to the broader debate over the management and purpose of national forests.

Ski the High Trail -- World War II Ski Troopers In the High Colorado Rockies

By Harris Dusenbery

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Ski the High Trail -- World War II Ski Troopers In the High Colorado Rockies
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These were World War II Ski Troopers of the 10th Mountain Division on maneuvers in the Gore Range of the Colorado Rockies. Dusenbery draws from his own experiences as he describes the rigorous mountain training at 9,000 to 12,000 foot elevations. The D. Series maneuvers were the culmination of high mountain training for the Division. Its veterans still talk about D. Series as being a truly memorable experience.

Within a few weeks, while still at Camp Hale in Colorado, Dusenbery wrote his account of the ordeal. His graphic narrative forms the basis for this book. At the same time, Wilson P. Ware was recording his experiences by drawing twenty-two sketches. The narrative has been skillfully linked with the extraordinary sketches in a vivid account of man's struggles against the sudden storms, numbing cold and fierce winds in the high mountains.

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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