If you have only heard about, but never experienced a Colorado ski vacation, you owe it to yourself to make the trip. Of course, if you are an avid skier or snow boarder you already can not wait to go back to your favorite Colorado Skiing Resort. Whether you're a black diamond expert, or a bunny hill hopeful, there is a place for you on the sterling white slopes of Colorado.
One of the most ideal family friendly Colorado ski resorts is most definitely Winter Park. Winter Park features plenty of activities for parents and children. If your family includes those that are a little small for a full day on slopes, they will enjoy the Adventure Junction-Children Center for kids from 2 months to 5 years old.
Just beyond Winter Park to the west, you will find Steam Boat Springs. With an impressive annual snowfall of about 30 feet, over 120 kilometers of groomed trails and the highest vertical rise in Colorado, Steamboat Springs is truly a skier's paradise, regardless of your skill level.
A couple of hours due west of Denver is the world famous Aspen resorts. As far as Colorado ski areas go, Aspen is a jewel in the crown. You can star gaze while skiing and while shopping, day or night. It is hard to believe that Aspen is actually an old mining town. This part of its history makes skiing only one of the many things to fill out your vacation. Aspen, too, is family friendly.
Telluride is another fabulous and fun-filled Colorado ski resort. If you want to vary your vacation activities, try snowshoeing. Enjoy an exhilarating 2-3 hour snowshoe forest hike with an expert naturalist guide. No skiing skills are required for this jaunt. If you are ski enthusiast, try your skill on the NASTAR course and see how you measure up against others in your age and gender categories. You even have an opportunity to win a gold, silver or bronze medal.