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Ski Resorts in Southern Colorado

    Silverton Mountain

    • Silverton Mountain is rated for advanced and expert skiers only, and there are no beginners or intermediate trails. Silverton is the highest and steepest ski area in North America, according to the website. The mountain’s peak elevation is 13,487 feet. Avalanche reduction work is the only modification made to the mountain. One chair lift is available and avalanche gear is required to ride the lift. Silverton Mountain has 1,819 skiable acres and an annual snowfall of 400 inches. The nearest town is Silverton and the closest airport is Durango/La Plata County Airport, 48 miles away. The town of Silverton offers 15 lodging establishments, with a complete list available on the website.

      Silverton Mountain

      P.O. Box 856

      Silverton, CO 81433

      970-387-5706

      silvertonmountain.com

    Crested Butte

    • Crested Butte is rated for beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert skiers. There are three terrain parks, a rail park, a kids park and a DC Superpipe. The mountain’s peak elevation is 12,162 feet, and it has 11 lifts plus 2 magic carpets. Crested Butte has 1,167 skiable acres and annual snowfall of 300 inches. The nearest town is Crested Butte, which has 23 lodging establishments. The closest airport is Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional Airport.

      Crested Butte Mountain Resort

      12 Snowmass Road

      Crested Butte, CO, 81225

      800-810-7669

      skicb.com

    Durango Mountain Resort

    • Durango Mountain Resort is rated for beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert skiers. There are three terrain parks. The mountain’s peak elevation is 10,822 feet, with 9 lifts and 1 magic carpet. The mountain has 1,325 skiable acres and an annual snowfall of 260 inches. The nearest town is Durango. The closest airport is Durango La Plata County Airport. Durango offers 11 choices for lodging at the resort and surrounding area.

      Durango Mountain Resort

      1 Skier Place

      Durango, CO 81301

      970-247-9000

      durangomountainresort.com

    Monarch Mountain Colorado Ski Resort

    • Monarch Mountain Colorado Ski Resort is rated for beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert skiers. There are three terrain parks. Monarch Mountain’s peak elevation is 10,822 feet. There are five lifts, plus conveyor lifts for ski school. Monarch has 800 skiable acres and annual snowfall of 350 inches. The nearest towns are Poncha Springs and Salida. The closest airport is Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional Airport, but Monarch Mountain is 47 miles east on Highway 50. In the Monarch Mountain area there are 17 hotels and motels, two bed and breakfast homes, and 24 vacation home rentals.

      Monarch Mountain Colorado Ski Resort

      22720 W. Hwy 50

      Monarch, CO 81227

      888-996-7669

      skimonarch.com

    Telluride Ski Resort

    • Telluride Ski Resort is rated for beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert skiers. There are four terrain parks. The mountain’s peak elevation is 8,725 feet, with 18 lifts, two surface lifts and two magic carpets. Telluride has 2,000 skiable acres and an annual snowfall of 309 inches. The nearest town is Telluride. Closest airports are Montrose Regional Airport and Telluride Regional Airport. Telluride Ski & Golf Resort operates a vacation lodging rental service and several other lodging establishments are listed on the website.

      Telluride Ski & Golf Resort

      565 Mountain Village Blvd.

      Telluride, CO 81435

      800-778-8581

      tellurideskiresort.com

    Wolf Creek

    • Wolf Creek is rated for beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert skiers. The peak elevation is 11,904 feet. There are six lifts plus one magic carpet. Wolf Creek has 1,600 skiable acres and annual snowfall of 465 inches. The nearest towns are Pagosa Springs and South Fork. The closest airports served by commercial airlines are Alamosa Municipal Airport, 75 miles, and Durango/La Plata County Airport, 80 miles. Stevens Field, Pagosa Springs, is open to private planes only. Lodging can be found in Pagosa Springs, Creede, Del Norte and South Fork.

      Wolf Creek Ski Area

      PO Box 2800

      Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

      970-264-5639

      wolfcreekski.com

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