Denver Auto Body Tips: Colorado’s Best Ski Resorts for 2014

Posted on: November 6th, 2014 by Accurate Auto Body Denver No Comments

Parts of Colorado have already begun to see some snow, which can only mean it is officially the start of ski season. Many people we work with at Accurate Auto Body, a Denver auto body repair shop, can think of no better activity than skiing in the winter time. As such, we felt that this was a great time to list our five favorite ski resorts in Colorado and how to get to each one from the Denver area.

1- Telluride, Colorado – Voted as one of Forbes’ happiest places to live this year, Telluride, Colorado has a lot going for it. The sleepy little mountain town lies in the southwest quadrant of the state, which isn’t the easiest place to get to from Denver. The trek is roughly a 6 hour drive via US-285, or closer to 8 hours if you are forced to go around through Walsenburg due to winter conditions. However, the trip is certainly worth it, as the town sits very low in a steep box valley, making for majestic views as you ski across the vista. When you get tired of skiing, there are many small-town, family owned restaurants to enjoy across the ski village. A weekend trip to Telluride makes for a great getaway trip.

2- Vail, Colorado – Vail is one of the many ski resorts conveniently found in the I-70 corridor, situated between Glenwood Springs and Breckenridge. The town itself is particularly affluent, but that doesn’t make it any less appealing to visit. Vail’s peaks are noteworthy for their grandeur. Vail’s ski trails are some of the highest in the United States, stretching towards an unreal 5,289 acres of land purely for skiing. Just keep in mind that Vail’s position on I-70 coupled with its attractive ski trails make it a very popular destination in the winter. You may have to be more mindful of other skiers here than any other resort.

3- Silverton Mountain – Not all ski resorts are necessarily near towns, and getting away from civilization when skiing can really make for a unique experience skiing. Enter Silverton, located between Durango and Montrose in the southwest quadrant of the state. Getting to Silverton is no different than getting to Telluride more or less, with the added benefit of feeling like you are in the middle of nowhere while skiing. Beyond the resort itself, there is virtually nothing else in Silverton. Keep in mind that Silverton isn’t really considered a destination resort, as the vast majority of its trails are incredibly grueling even for expert skiers. If you are seeking a thrill, Silverton is the place to go.

4- Wolf Creek – Wolf Creek earns the distinction for having the most snow of any Colorado resort on a yearly basis. Also located in the southwest quadrant of the state, Wolf Creek can be found Northeast of Pagosa Springs. From Denver, the trip won’t take more than five to six hours, and the resort is simply gorgeous. Many might even consider the resort to be legendary if it was a little bigger. But what it lacks in size it makes up for in some of the best powder in Colorado. If you are a skier and you have not made it to Wolf Creek yet, this is the winter to start.

5- Steamboat Ski Resort – We didn’t forget about the northwestern quadrant of the state, Steamboat Springs features one of the most beautiful resorts in the state, if not the country. The resort has a good reputation for being ideal for families, with a good mix of easy to difficult slopes. Simply put, there’s a ski trail for any family regardless of how adventurous they may be. The town can be found northwest of Silverthorne, and it generally only takes about two and a half hours to get there from Denver. Besides the skiing, the town itself is simply adorable, and is very close to the famous Strawberry Hot Springs that is open 24-hours a day.

How To Use This Information

Many Coloradans are defined by skiing, and for those people, it is very important that we get out fix every winter. This list will help you select some of the best places to ski in Colorado. Just make sure that your car is ready for a winter weekend getaway to the mountains. Not every car will always be equipped to travel in the mountains, especially in the winter. That’s why it’s important that you stop by Accurate Auto Body before your big skip trip. We’ll make sure your car is ready for a journey into the high country. For more information, call us at 303-344-2212, or visit our website here.

What are your favorite resorts?

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