A Ride in Luxury741 Clark Pl, Ste 180
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80915
Ski & Snowboard Resorts Near Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is an ideal basecamp to access some of the best skiing and snowboarding terrain that the Rockies have to offer.
The Colorado Springs Airport offers convenient access to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the U.S. without the traffic or hassle of I-70.
TOP 3 AREAS TO SKI & SNOWBOARD NEAR COLORADO SPRINGS
We are fortunate to have several of the top Colorado ski resorts located just a short drive from Colorado Springs. Skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the convenience of flying into the Colorado Springs Airport and getting to the slopes faster! Here’s a quick overview of the nearby Monarch Mountain, Cooper, and Summit Country ski areas:
1. MONARCH MOUNTAIN
This family-friendly resort is located just 126 miles southwest of Colorado Springs and offers a fun and stress free Colorado skiing experience. This "locals" mountain offers shorter lift lines and cheaper tickets.
2. SKI COOPER
Skip the crowded lift lines and head to Cooper. Only 147 miles northwest from the Colorado Springs Airport, you’ll be there in no time at all! Don't forget to book your lift tickets early, and save big on great skiing!
3. SUMMIT COUNTY
Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Winter Park, and Arapahoe Basin are all less than three hours away and easily accessible from Colorado Springs Airport. Forget the traffic and hassle of traveling from Denver, CO. Instead, fly in to COS and take a relaxing, scenic drive through rural Colorado to arrive at the best and most iconic ski resorts in the state.
Fly direct or connect to Colorado Springs Airport and get to the slopes faster!
Getting to the mountains is hassle-free when you fly into Colorado Springs Airport, named Colorado's Airport of the Year in 2019. Avoid the ski traffic and take a relaxing, rural drive along Highway 24 West. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountain range and get your first taste of Colorado splendor on your drive up. Why waste precious time in your car when you could be carving that fresh powder?
Monarch Mountain is 126 miles southwest of Colorado Springs and takes approximately 2.5 hours to get there from the Colorado Springs Airport (though budget a bit more time if there is snow on the roads). Monarch Mountain is a local favorite, with abundant natural snow, great terrain and an easy-going, friendly vibe. All runs flow back to a single base lodge, so it's a great choice for groups and families. Enjoy their great food or bring a cooler and store it in the sack lunch room. Parking is free and you can rent equipment and sign up for lessons online or once you arrive.
Cooper is a relaxed and family-friendly place to take a Colorado ski vacation. If you want to skip the crowds, the lines and the high rises, Ski Cooper is the place for you. Ski Cooper is known as "The Heart of Skiing in the Heart of the Rockies" and the resort is located near Leadville, 147 miles northwest of the Colorado Springs Airport. It will take you just under three hours to get there, assuming normal traffic and dry roads.
Take a relaxing, rural drive to Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin using Highway 24 West to Route 9 over Hoosier Pass. There's no need to deal with traffic on I-25 and I-70 when you fly in to the Colorado Springs Airport.
Breckenridge is 116 miles northwest from the Colorado Springs Airport. The trip takes just under 2.5 hours, assuming usual traffic and dry roads.
Keystone Ski Resort
Keystone is northeast of Breckenridge, 129 miles from the Colorado Springs Airport. The trip takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Arapahoe Basin is just beyond Keystone to the northeast, 134 miles from the Colorado Springs Airport. The trip takes about 2 hours and 50 minutes.
Be sure to obey all speed limits, especially in Fairplay, Colorado. Also, adjacent to Fairplay is South Park, the town that the popular animated TV series is based on.
BACKCOUNTRY SKIING IN COLORADO SPRINGS
Colorado Springs is home to elite-class backcountry skiing in the surrounding mountain ranges. Up the adventure and cardio level by "earning your turns" in the Colorado backcountry.
WARNING: Backcountry skiing is very dangerous and should only be done by those with the proper training and experience. Always check avalanche conditions before heading out.
- Winter Backcountry Safety
- Colorado Avalanche Information Center: Avalanche Safety
- Powder Project: Colorado Springs Route List
- Pikes Peak Alpine School: Back Country Skiing Classes/Guided Tours
- Pikes Peak Outdoors: Additional Backcountry Info
SHUTTLE OPTIONS FROM COLORADO SPRINGS
Need a ride to your ski and snowboarding adventure? Rocky Mountain Ride offers comfortable rides for you and your group of 1 to 14 passengers and is happy to pick up and drop off at any location within Colorado Springs and take you anywhere around our area ski and snowboard areas:
- Monarch Mountain
- Breckenridge Ski Resort
- Copper Mountain, Keystone
- Ski Cooper
- Arapahoe Basin
This service is available for one way or round trip transportation. We recommend reserving your ride well in advance to ensure availability. Skis and Snowboards are transported at no additional cost. This service is also ideal for pick up and drop off at the Colorado Springs Airport.
Connect with more of our transportation partners to get to the slopes in 3 hours or less.
A Ride in Luxury741 Clark Pl, Ste 180
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Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
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Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When do ski resorts near Colorado Springs open for the winter season?
Most ski and snowboard resorts near Colorado Springs open for the winter season in late November or early December and operate through early or mid-April. Occasionally, resorts can open as early as October depending on below average temperatures and the resort's ability to produce snow.
We recommend consulting each resort's website for the latest opening information, and to purchase season passes and lift tickets.
What else is there to do in Colorado Springs in the winter?
Colorado Springs is a phenomenal, four season destination that offers experiences sure to please those searching for adventure, or just looking to relax. In the winter, consider touring the picturesque backcountry by horseback, jeep, or ATV, or strap on a pair of snowshoes for a truly memorable trek through wondrous winter landscapes. Other popular activities include visiting our region's top attractions — like Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, the historic Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and Broadmoor Seven Falls — and be sure not to miss our annual holiday events and winter festivals, such as the Cripple Creek Ice Festival.
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