Compare Colorado Ski Resorts

Vail


Beaver Creek


Breckenridge


Keystone

Vail


Beaver Creek


Breckenridge


Keystone

                                    Testimonials from Ski Magazine - SkiMAG.com


"A skier's Disney Land. World-class skiing, service and amenities on the mountain and in the villages."


"Beaver Creek caters to all levels of skiers. They have a great ski school and everyone is very friendly."


"The family programs are great, terrain is varied for all levels, the weather is gorgeous, and the nightlife and restaurants are amazing."



"There's a lot of exploring you can do in the Outback Bowls and I can always find fresh tracks at 1 p.m. in the tress in North Bowl."

Lodging

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Beaver Creek


Breckenridge


Keystone

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Beaver Creek


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Keystone 

The Arrabelle
The Osprey
Mountain Thunder Lodge
The Inn at Keystone
 
 
 
 
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Beaver Creek
Breckenridge
Keystone
The Lodge at Vail
The Pines
Crystal Peak Lodge
Keystone Lodge and Spa
 
 
 
 
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Beaver Creek
Breckenridge
Keystone







Key Features
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World Famous Back Bowls

The Back Bowls offer wide open skiing and amazing views. Start by exploring Sun Up and Sun Down Bowls, and work your way back to China and Tea Cup Bowls. China Bowl offers the only groomed blue runs in the Back Bowls.
  World Class Service

Beaver Creek regularly wins awards and accolades for its food, wine, service, lodging, and safety standards. It's a resort where the staff are trained to not just provide what guests want, but to anticipate it.

Beaver Creek is your Shangri-La.
  5 Unique Peaks

With 5 huge peaks spanning 2,908 acres, Breckenridge skiing has something for all abilities and interests. Every beginner and intermediate trail is groomed nightly so you can enjoy endless turns throughout your day.
  Kids Ski Free at Keystone

No hoops to jump through.
No blackout dates.

Simply stay two nights and kids 12 and under ski free. It's pure family fun and a crazy guaranteed. Over 25,000 free kids tickets given away already, Book your trip now.
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  Beaver Creek Dining
  Breckenridge
  Keystone
Slopeside Village / Town

At Vail, the experience extends far beyond the mountain. Vail is linked by 3 lively base areas filled with shops, world class restaurants, bars and apres hot spots.

Linked by pedestrian friendly heated streets, the village is a perfect place for a bar-hopping night out on the town.

  Gourmet on-mountain dining

Beaver Creek offers more than just fresh powder; we have several epicurean dining options slopeside so you can indulge whenever your appetite is piqued.

Relax in our village or travel by sleigh-ride to our luxorious dining options.
  Authentic, Mountain Town

This authenic mining town is full of history, character and hundreds of places to shop, dine and people watch.

Take a step back in time as you walk along Main Street, past the historic buildings that have stood for over 100 years.
  Night Skiing

We're excited to provide you one of Colorado's longest ski days. Ski or ride long after nearly all the other mountains close.

Watch the sun set over the beautiful Rocky Mountains, while getting in a few more runs.
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Vertical Rise:
3,450 ft.

Vertical Rise:
3,340 ft.

Vertical Rise:
3,398 ft.

Vertical Rise:
3,128 ft.
Total Skiable Acres:
5,289 acres

Total Skiable Acres:
1,832 acres

Total Skiable Acres:
2,908 acres

Total Skiable Acres:
3,148 acres
Average Annual
Snowfall:
350 in.

Average Annual
Snowfall:
325 in.

Average Annual
Snowfall:
300 in.

Average Annual
Snowfall:
235 in.
Number of Trails:
193

Number of Trails:
143

Number of Trails:
187

Number of Trails:
131
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What's Unique About Each
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Vail can be thought of as the original skiers paradise and has an unimaginably large amount of terrain. People come from all over the world to ski here, and they keep coming back. Vail started from sheep grazing land so, unlike most other Colorado ski towns, it was a blank canvas.

Patterned after the European ski town of Zermatt, Switzerland, the village is cozy, without cars, and perfect for a leisurely stroll down the quaint cobblestone streets.

Of Note: Largest Ski Resort in Colorado

Splurge factor: High

  Beaver Creek represents the pinnacle of ski resort luxury with the finest dining, lodging and entertainment options. People come to Beaver Creek to get the holistic mountain resort experience and can expect the highest standards of service. Beaver Creek has three distinct on-mountain villages including a village plaza where kids can run safe and free and two amenity-laden towns at its base.

Of Note: Beaver Creek regularly wins awards and accolades for its food, wine, service and lodging.

Splurge factor: Luxury

  Breckenridge can best be described as the perfect combination of a stellar mountain and a charming, historic mountain town packed with things to do. The town of Breckenridge was first settled by miners during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush starting in the late 1850s and has done a superb job of maintaining its quaint mining town vibe. Breck has a casual feel but don’t be fooled- this is home to some serious snow sports enthusiasts.

Of Note: Home to the highest ski lift in North America, just opened a brand new mountain, Peak 6.

Splurge factor: Medium

  Keystone is a favorite of Coloradans and is regarded for being a superbly family friendly resort. It’s also the closest of the four to Denver International Airport meaning you can spend less time in traffic and more time in the hot tub.

Keystone is a premier destination for families looking to create memories and share some quality vacation time together. There's plenty of Rocky Mountain adventure to be had by every member of the family in an ideal, self-contained mountain setting.

Of Note: Kids Ski Free when you book lodging at a Keystone property

Splurge factor: Medium



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Après-ski
Definition: Après-ski (French: after skiing) refers to going out, having drinks, dancing, and generally socializing after skiing. Skiers often stop at bars right after their last run of the day while still wearing all their ski gear. Kicking back after a day on the slopes with food and drinks is a time honored tradition in ski culture. 
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  Beaver Creek Dining
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Vail Nightlife

At Vail, the apres scene is as varied as the terrain. Grab a beer and watch skiers and snowboarders make their way down the last run of the day at the slopeside decks of Garfinkels, The Chop House, or Tavern at Arrabelle in Lionshead or Los Amigos looking up at Pepi's Face from Vail Village.

A trip to Vail isn't complete without a slice at Vendetta's and a sing along with live music at The Red Lion. Or, kick off your boots at The 10th at Mid Vail, enjoy a fresh squeezed cocktail by the fire and let Gondola One be your last run of the day. You could spend an entire month at Vail and not visit all the options!

Once the sun goes down, the party starts. Vail is a pedestrian friendly town, with too many restaurants and bars within walking distance or a short free bus ride to list. Whether you are looking for a laid back bar scene or an all night dance party, you're in for a good time.

  Beaver Creek Nightlife 

After the kids are tucked in bed in one of our luxurious Beaver Creek hotels, the good times will just be starting. With an array of concerts, taverns, broadway performances and other entertainment options there’s never a dull evening.

One of Beaver Creek’s late night hotspots is the Coyote Café, a popular locals hangout, where guests can enjoy live music, tasty drinks and free ski movies.

  Breck Nightlife

With more than 30 bars, pubs, and restaurants on Main Street, Breckenridge Ski Resort boasts nightlife that’s just as thrilling as a run down the Colorado slopes.

The largest historic district in Colorado is home to establishments that range from casual to classy – with Breckenridge restaurants, pubs, clubs, lounges, and entertainment to heat things up après ski.

Breckenridge Brewery The Breckenridge Brewery opened in 1990 and quickly become a favorite among the locals. As you sit at the bar, watch as a selection of award winning beers are handcrafted by the brewers. Or take a seat in the dining room and feast over the view of the Ten Mile Range while dining on excellent pub fare at very reasonable prices.


  Keystone Nightlife

Keystone has a laid-back brand of nightlife that's just right for the casual evening out without the kids. 

Be sure to check out The Goat. This underground bar is supported by snowboarders and skiers alike and it just might be the locals favorite'. From burgers, to pita sandwiches and fresh made soup, you'll find it all at the Goat Soup and Whiskey along with a great live music schedule.


Worth remembering: some of these resorts are almost two miles high so staying hydrated is key to making the most out of tomorrow's day on the mountain!
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