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Backcountry Skiing in Colorado

Find awesome powder and amazing runs on your next skiing adventure in Colorado.

Home to the vast Rocky Mountains and many awesome runs, Colorado is a skiers paradise. Choose from a wide range of ski towns like Telluride, Vail and Aspen, pack your skis and get ready for some awesome powder.
 
 
 
 
 

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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in United States

Colorado has 22 resorts in total covering all most 30,000 acres of skiing terrain. That’s a lot of land to ski on. There are also a number of huts deep in the backcountry which you can use as a base on your trips.

 

Good to know:

Country code

+1

Language

English

Currency

US Dollar

Best time to visit

November through to May for backcountry skiing

How to get there

Fly to Denver International Airport then get a bus or drive to your final destination

Weather

Colorado is very sunny with around 300 days of sunshine a year. The weather is mild year round with averages of 7 degrees celsius in the winter and 30 degree days in the summer. The weather is always colder in the mountains

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Colorado:

The Rocky Mountain National Park is an excellent location for backcountry skiing. Here you’ll find the Hidden Valley Backcountry Area and the Flattop Mountain. These areas provide awesome runs. In Aspen, you’ll find awesome spots, particularly the trails along Castle Creek Valley to Ashcroft. Telluride is another awesome option and is not as busy as some of the other backcountry spots in Colorado. Plus, Telluride is located in the San Juan Mountains where there are lots more runs to explore

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