Top 5 Family Ski Resorts in Colorado


Top 5 Family Ski Resorts in Colorado

Colorado is full of natural wonder, awe inspiring views as well as the highest peak in North America, Mt. Elbert at 14,440ft.  With all it’s varied terrain and fresh powder, there is a host of stellar ski resorts to explore. For a family ski vacation, Colorado offers a great selection.

Vail Ski Resort

Vail Vacation Rental #221584

Luxury 4 bedroom vacation home in East Vail on the creek #221584

Vail lives in the beautiful Colorado Rockies and is recognized all over the world as a leading vacation destination with accommodations to suit every visitor. Beautiful scenery, activities and unrivaled ski resorts combine to create the ultimate Colorado Rocky Mountain getaway any time of year. Whether you’re seeking family fun, a romantic weekend, an outdoor adventure or international shopping, it’s all here in the Vail Valley.

Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs Condo #233001

Grab the hot cocoa and parka and check out this Steamboat condo for an affordable and fun family ski getaway. #233001

When visiting this mountain resort, vacation rental accommodations such as condo rentals, chalet rentals and vacation rental homes cost a lot less than staying in a hotel and you get so much more. The City of Steamboat Springs, Colorado is home to world-class skiing, year-round recreational opportunities, and a vibrant western culture – all surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world. The town’s main focus in wintertime is the ski resort boasting the finest tree skiing in America. It is also known for getting some of the deepest, driest and lightest snow, referred to as “Champagne Powder”, in all of Colorado.


Breckenridge Ski Lodge #233063

Be on the slopes within minutes at this brand new Breckenridge lodge—it’s 7BR, 7.5BA and sleeps 22. #233063

Whether you’re looking for adventure on the slopes in winter or one of the many outdoor activities featured during the summer Breckenridge is an established resort destination with something for everyone. The town plays host to the famous Breckenridge Ski Resort which features 30 lifts, 155 ski trails and a stunning 2358 acres of winter playground complete with varying degrees of difficulty and five freestyle terrain parks. It also features a wide range of accommodations to meet any traveler’s needs. 


Keystone Family Condo #58097

Keystone Family Zone – Luxurious River Run condo with mountain views #58097

Keystone offers online ski and snowboard rentals, cat-ski access, an excellent ski school, night skiing, 20 lifts, and two gondolas. Vacation rental accommodation provides easy access to two ski villages. For non-skiers, Keystone also offers ice skating, tubing, shopping and spa facilities. Keystone has three mountains: Dercum Mountain (11,640 feet), the North Peak (11,660 feet), and the Outback (11,980 feet) with a variety of runs to suit every ability. The A51 Terrain Park is one of the finest in North America. Whether you prefer condo rentals closer to town or mountainside chalet rentals, fun activities will be close by.

Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village Vacation Rental #229529

This 4 bedroom wood-lined home is located just off the slopes of Snowmass ski area. With 2 wood burning fireplaces, plenty of space to spread out, and an outdoor hot tub for starlit soaks, your days in Colorado will be filled with comfort and relaxation. #229529

Aspen Snowmass has four unique mountains and over 4,000 acres of terrain. The four ski areas included in the complex are Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. Snowmass, is the largest of the four areas and is also bigger than the other three combined. You can find many vacation rental accommodations close to every ski area


To further help you narrow down your choice, visit our Colorado Ski Resort Statistics and Map for a great comparison of the resorts.


Denver has an international airport with hundreds of daily flights from all major US cities. In addition, there are regional airports located throughout the state which offer connecting flights from Denver. Or why not relax and enjoy this beautiful state to the fullest and drive to your destination of choice? Colorado has 2 Interstates that intersect with each other, I70 (east-west) and I25 (north-south). Many ski resorts are within a 1-2 hour drive of either Boulder or Denver.


Top 5 Family Ski Resorts in Colorado was last modified: November 30th, 2017 by Andrea Lamond
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About the Author

Andrea Lamond is the marketing director for Owner Direct Vacation Rentals and an avid traveler. When not blogging, working on media projects or SEO, you’ll find her out skiing the slopes, enjoying the beach, or immersing herself in different cultures around the world.


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