Ski resorts Close to Colorado Springs

Ski Resorts Near Colorado Springs

There are several incredible ski resorts near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Most are less than 100 miles from the city, which makes it easy to take a day trip. If you prefer a longer stay, each of these ski areas has excellent places to stay within just a few miles.

Arapahoe Basin

Only 87 miles from Colorado Springs, this legendary giant stands at 13, 050 feet and beckons skiers with more than 100 trails and seven chair lifts. With more than 350 inches of annual snowfall, the Basin is one of Colorado's most loved ski areas. This ski area has been serving experts and beginners alike since 1946. During many winters, Arapahoe Basin has been one of the first ski areas to open nationally, including as early as October 15 in 2008.

The area is still raw and wild in many ways, eschewing many of the amenities of other resorts. There are no plush hotels or fancy restaurants. Instead the area provides simple amenities for day skiers. There are five cafes and bars, and a small retail store for those who may have forgotten or lost gear along the way.

If you go to A Basin-as it is known to locals-you can't miss The Beach scene, which is a nickname for the Early Parking lot that backs up to the three lower mountain lifts. Saturdays and Sundays this parking lot is home to one of the biggest parties in Colorado where carloads of friends and family open their doors, set up their lawn chairs and grills and kick back for a relaxing day.


  • 3, 148 skiable acres
  • 20 chair lifts
  • Two gondolas
  • Two separate villages (River Run and Lakeside)
  • Several AAA 4 Diamond, Wine Spectator and Zagat Survey-rated restaurants
  • A new 8-passenger gondola in River Run Village
  • A 10, 000 square foot luxury spa
  • Night skiing
  • An outdoor skating rink

If that isn't enough to entice you, this world-class resort, which is only 92 miles from Colorado Springs, has an excellent ski and snowboard school that offers private and group lessons.

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