Popular Boulder Ski Slopes
Boulder is known as a “gateway” to Colorado ski areas, since it is situated near the Eldora Mountain Resort, and Summit and Vail Counties – the prime skiing areas in the state. If you are moving to Boulder from out of state, you can bet that you are going to need to pick up a pair of skis or snowboard and proper attire, because nearly everyone in Boulder goes skiing each year. After all, how could you live in Colorado and not ski?
All My Sons Boulder is a top moving company in the area and not only wants you to have a great move, but also wants you to get the most out of what the city has to offer. For skiing and snowboarding adventures, be sure to frequent the following popular Boulder ski slopes.
Eldora – Eldora Mountain Resort is the closest skiing area to Boulder and is located just past Nederland. A short 35 minutes from Boulder, Eldora features 53 trails and 12 lifts, as well as the Nordic Center for 40 kilometers of cross-country trails. Eldora is also one of the smallest ski slopes in the area, yet sufficient for a skiing day trip, and is the most popular Boulder ski slope in very close proximity.
Breckenridge – Situated in the mountains of Summit County and roughly 1.5 hours from Boulder, Breckenridge is one of Colorado’s most visited ski resorts and is a popular skiing and snowboarding destination recommended by Boulder movers and locals for new residents to check out. With a vertical rise of 3400 feet, you can enjoy long runs at Breckenridge.
Keystone – The Keystone slopes are owned by the same corporation as Breckenridge, but is known among locals to be more of a nighttime skiing area. After moving to Boulder, if you don’t mind the 1.5 hour drive, you can expect to make friends during night skis at Keystone, as it has devoted fans.
Copper Mountain – Copper Mountain is another favorite among Colorado locals and movers, since it is a great skiing area and is not as crowded as the bigger names like Breckenridge. However, it does lack much of a town, so if you are looking to spend your day skiing and then checking out the local ski town you will not find much near Copper Mountain; however, the area is appealing for backcountry, quiet skiing.
Arapahoe Basin – Described as being “small, friendly, and very high”, A-Basin has a high elevation and is one of the first mountain skiing areas that you can expect to open each year, making it attractive for those who are anxious to hit the slopes.
Vail – Although further down on our list, Vail is one of the most famous ski resorts in the entire world, and the most popular Boulder ski slope just outside the city. A little more of a hike from Boulder, Vail is a two hour drive and is located in Summit County. Full-service movers in Boulder have heard many families ask if Vail is the best ski resort in Colorado, and some would answer ‘yes’; however, for some Colorado residents, Vail can be overcrowded and so touristy that it’s been called “Disney-ish.”
Aspen-Snowmass – Known more for its culture than its trails, Aspen is a beautiful, luxurious city. Located 3.5 hours from Boulder, a trip to Aspen-Snowmass and its Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk slopes is definitely a trip worth taking just to experience the city’s breathtaking appeal and amazing cuisine.