As much as we relish and adore spring, summer, and fall, winter in the Rockies presents a gamut of exciting recreational activities only a few other places in the U.S. can match. Still, the most noteworthy of snow-centric sports in Colorado is arguably skiing and snowboarding. For decades, Colorado ski resorts have played a pivotal role in shaping the vacation sphere within the Centennial State, and Effortless Stay boasts a sizable collection of getaway cabins and lodges ideally suited for a quintessential slopeside retreat. Don’t forget to check out the resort websites to find out the best times to ski in Colorado this year or this handy month-by-month guide to assist with creating your itinerary. Now, let’s start planning your winter retreat by taking a look at a few prominent Colorado ski resorts within proximity to our vacation rentals.
Vail Colorado Ski Resorts
With arguably the most renowned slopes in the nation, many people would be surprised to know that Vail Ski Resort is only the country’s third-largest resort behind Big Sky and Park City. Still, this iconic skiing epicenter boasts over 5,280 acres, seven bowls, three terrain parks, and on-site dining, shopping, and spa services. And with two vacation rental properties in Vail and three in neighboring Avon, you’ll feel right at home as you fall in love with this timeless ski community. Other ski resorts nearby (less than an hour away from Vail) include Beaver Creek Resort, Ski Cooper, and Copper Mountain.
Breckenridge Colorado Ski Resorts
Breckenridge Ski Resort may not be as massive as Vail, but it makes up for what it lacks in size with unique character! Known for its seasonal activities, intriguing history, and vibrant cultural amenities, the town of Breckenridge is still an acceptable option to set up your “basecamp.” With nearly 3,000 acres of groomed slopes, four terrain parks, two killer half-pipes, and 187 trails spanning five peaks, “Breck” is sure to deliver the experience you’re looking for and more!
Winter Park Colorado Ski Resorts
Winter Park Ski Resort vaunts an illustrious 75-year history as Colorado’s most long-standing ski resort in continuous operation voted North America’s #1 Ski Resort as well as Colorado’s Top Adventure Town two years in a row! As the Centennial State’s closest prominent ski resort to Denver, it’s no surprise that Winter Park has earned so many accolades. With over 3,000 acres of skiable area and unfettered access to 765,000 acres of public space, Winter Park Ski Resort is a worthwhile consideration for friends, families, and everything in between.
Effortless Colorado Vacation Cabins and Home Rentals
Whether you’re booking a vacation, business trip, or a swift escape from everyday life, Effortless Stay is your one-stop-shop for well-appointed rental options. With each property designed to be everything you need to live, work, and play, you’ll feel more like a local than a guest. From contactless check-ins to fully-equipped rentals, there’s no reason to stay at a crowded, overpriced ski resort when you book with Effortless!