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Day Ski Trips from Denver

Skiing and Snowboarding from the Hotel

If you’re heading to Denver in winter, chances are a ski trip is part of your itinerary. Colorado is a paradise for ski buffs, with 54 peaks over 4,200 meters – and a number of these are within easy day-tripping distance of Denver.

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Echo Mountain

The closest ski area to the city if you’re pressed for time. PRO TIP: Slopes are open until 9 pm Tuesday – Saturday*, which leaves plenty of time for guests here on business to mix in some pleasure too.

  • Summit Elevation: 10,650 feet
  • Skiable Acres: 226+ acres
  • Difficulty: 45% beginner, 45% intermediate, 10% advanced

*Not including Sundays and select holidays; park is closed on most Mondays

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Other Nearby Mountains

Reachable in just under an hour and offering less expensive lift tickets than some of the more popular locales:

Loveland

  • Summit Elevation: 13,010 feet
  • Skiable Acres: 1,800 acres
  • Difficulty: 13% beginner, 41% intermediate, 46% advanced

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Arapahoe Basin

  • Summit Elevation: 13,050 feet
  • Skiable Acres: 1,331 acres
  • Difficulty: 7% beginner, 22% intermediate, 45% advanced, 26% expert
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Winter Park Express

A double-decker Amtrak Superliner ski train that combines the area’s rich railroad history and spectacular skiing. Enjoy exquisite views as you snake your way through the Rocky Mountains to some of the best advanced skiing terrain at Winter Park Resort.

Winter Park Resort

  • Summit Elevation: 12,060 feet
  • Skiable Acres: 3,081 acres
  • Difficulty: 8% beginner, 18% intermediate, 19% advanced, 52% most-difficult, 3% expert

Colorado Ski Vacations

If you’re able to go a little farther afield, checkout this must-ski-destinations that help make Colorado the number one destination for skiing in North America:

Aspen Snowmass

  • Summit Elevation: 12,510 feet
  • Skiable Acres: 3,332 acres
  • Difficulty: 5% beginner, 48% intermediate, 17% advanced, 30% expert

Breckenridge

  • Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet
  • Skiable Acres: 2,908 acres
  • Difficulty: 13% beginner, 23% intermediate, 36% advanced, 28% expert

Copper Mountain

  • Summit Elevation: 12,313 feet
  • Skiable Acres: 2,490 acres
  • Difficulty: 21% beginner, 25% intermediate, 36% advanced, 18% expert

Keystone

  • Summit Elevation: 12,408 feet
  • Skiable Acres: 3,148 acres
  • Difficulty: 12% beginner, 39% intermediate, 49% advanced

Vail

  • Summit Elevation: 11,570 feet
  • Skiable Acres: 5,289 acres
  • Difficulty: 18% beginner, 29% intermediate, 53% advanced/expert
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