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The Best Skiing Near Denver

From The Maven to the Mountains

Colorado is home to an impressive number of world-famous skiing and snowboarding destinations. Here at The Maven, we love being just a day trip away from the snow-covered slopes. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced, we recommend planning an excursion to the Rocky Mountains when you stay at our LoDo hotel. Learn more about our top picks for the best skiing near Denver below.

Winter Park

Approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes away.
Trains available from Denver Union Station.

Known as a preferred family-friendly Colorado ski destination, Winter Park offers varied trails and terrains for all skill levels. Plus, getting to the mountain couldn't be easier: From January 4 to March 31, 2019, the Amtrak Winter Park Express travels straight from Denver Union Station to Winter Park. Head here for the exhilarating winter sports, and stay to explore the cozy restaurants, unique shops, and more in the nearby village.

Breckenridge

Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes away.

Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ Tenmile Range, this resort town offers world-class skiing and snowboarding. With 187 trails and four award-winning terrain parks, there are plenty of unique challenges for novices and pros alike. As the oldest and largest town in Colorado’s Summit County, Breckenridge also features an abundance of outdoor activities and cultural attractions to enjoy throughout the year.

Vail

Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes away.

As the third largest single mountain ski resort in the country, and one of the most popular ski destinations in the world, Vail offers 5,289 acres of beautiful terrain, known as the Front-Side, Blue Sky Basin, and the Back Bowls. This mountain resort community attracts international visitors and offers an extensive free transportation system. Featuring pedestrian-friendly heated streets, the local après-ski scene thrives with exceptional dining and nightlife.