9 Best Ski Towns In Colorado: A Winter Wonderland

Steamboat Springs blends the Old West with world-class skiing, nestled in the San Juan Mountains; this family-friendly town offers a genuine western atmosphere with dedicated kids lessons and beginner-friendly slopes

Steamboat Springs

Vail Village, with its European-style charm and modern ski resort, defines luxury in the Rockies and was my introduction to Colorado skiing, changing the game for me.

Vail Village

Aspen Snowmass, one of Colorado's most famous ski towns, offers the ultimate skiing experience with four mountains Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass catering to all skill levels.

Aspen Snowmass

Breckenridge is renowned for its charming ski village and historic downtown, featuring family-friendly environments, learner slopes, and challenging terrain for experts, combining modern skiing with Old West spirit.


Crested Butte, known as Colorado s last great ski town, offers a no-frills atmosphere with terrain for beginners and experts, picturesque downtown, colorful storefronts, and welcoming locals.

Crested Butte

Beaver Creek is perfect for family ski trips, offering kid-friendly slopes, a dedicated ski school for young learners, and a family-friendly environment.

Beaver Creek

Telluride's unique location among the San Juan Mountains provides breathtaking 360-degree mountain views, making it one of the prettiest ski towns in Colorado.


Keystone is ideal for budget-conscious travelers, celebrated for its affordable lift tickets and wide range of ski areas, ensuring a fantastic time with various kid-friendly activities.


Mountain Village, part of Telluride Ski Resort, offers an upscale, intimate skiing experience with pedestrian-friendly access to slopes, luxury accommodations, restaurants, shops, and activities for skiers and non-skiers alike.

Mountain Village (Telluride)