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Popular Alpine Skiing Destinations in Colorado
by: Chris Hagdon

Colorado's Greatest Skiing Destinations

Any ski aficionado is familiar with the legendary ski hills in Colorado that draws celebrities to their snowy peaks each winter. Much of Colorado is situated in the Rocky Mountains, giving perfect ski conditions each year. If you are planning a trip to Colorado for a little skiing or snowboarding you have plenty of mountains to choose from.

Aspen is one of the most popular ski resorts in Colorado. Once a mining town, Aspen is now one of the hottest destinations in the USA. Aspen has a lot of Snowy hills, challenging and varying terrain. Apart from this, what attracts so many well-to-do people and famous celebrities to the beautiful setting each year is the large number of spas, resorts, and fabulous dining places and the ski hill. The rates are high and an adult pass for the day is available for $74.

Vail is another popular ski resort and constantly ranked as number one in many ski magazines. With 193 trails covering 5,289 acres, Vail is the largest ski resort in the USA. The snow condition, terrain and number of challenging runs are top of the line. The great shopping, restaurants, and nightlife, makes the town of Vail as a popular destination for skiers. Vail provides great lessons for skiers and snowboarders.

Copper Mountain Resort is a local favorite in Colorado. Head to this beautiful resort for a day of skiing and you'll know why. No small potatoes, Copper Mountain has an impressive 125 trails and 22 lifts to get you around. The trail system developed here has won awards and takes advantage of everything this mountain has to offer. Slightly less expensive then Aspen or Vail, you won't notice that the trails are any less exciting.

Powderhorn Resort is a slightly smaller mountain with great value for day passes. With 29 runs, it offers beginning and intermediate skiers plenty of challenges. If you'd rather not ski a challenging run, there are several easy runs which provide a relaxing day meandering down the slopes. Not only is the skiing world class, but the Powderhorn Resort accommodations and restaurants are quite enjoyable.

For skiers that look for an opportunity to ski all day and into the night, Keystone resort is the perfect place. Keystone offers the largest and best night skiing area in Colorado, in fact in all of North America! Keystone Resort is composed of three great mountains, which means there are plenty of great terrain and diverse trails, 116 of them in all. Keystone also provides many options besides skiing, including an exciting nightlife, fantastic restaurants, and great specials for those guests of the resort.

Even if you don't have too much of money, you can still enjoy world class skiing and accommodation. Some of these huge resorts are offering great deals to make good the dream of spending the week at one of these places. In Colorado, new resorts are being built, and upgrades are making the old ones more fabulous than before. That is way Colorado is known as the home of best Ski resorts in North America.

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