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Snow Day In Colorado

By James Harden

Colorado offers some of the finest skiing in the world, and its famed resort towns bring tourists from all throughout the country and round the world to take part in the high, dry snow of the Rockies and the delectable restaurants, galleries, and culture to be found off the slopes.

The leader of these resort towns is Vail. Vail is proudly located on I-70 in the heart of the state and is easily in the top two or three most popular resorts in North America. The Vail resort is more than 7 miles across and is separated into three areas. These areas are known as the Front Side, the Back Bowls, and the Blue Sky Basin. Amongst the most popular runs at Vail are the celebrated Black Bowls. This area consists of more than 3,000 acres of open space that dwarf skiers within them. The land ranges from moderate to extremely difficult and can offer a considerable challenge for an amateur skier who finds themself in the middle of a run after the sun has damaged the fresh snow. Vail has beautiful lodgings right off of the ski runs so you are able to ski in and ski out of your cabin rental.

The Front Side area consists of wide and easy going trail skiing along with advanced runs and Blue Sky Basin is a more outlying area which consists of three more bowls. It can take up to 45 minutes to work your way over to Blue Sky, though, so it can be thought of as somewhat of a time commitment.

Breckenridge is a vastly different kind of resort town. Initially founded as a gold mining town in 1859, the village had wild swings of fortune through the century that followed. Breckenridge is the oldest continuously occupied town on the western slope of the Rockies and is amazingly scenic. The town itself sits at 9,603 feet and is surrounded by dramatic peaks that rise thousands of feet more.

The skiing and snowboarding at Breckenridge is particularly all the rage with young people. The price is somewhat cheaper than other Colorado resorts, and the amenities for snowboarders are more developed. There are numerous terrain parks and a freeride area.

Silverthorne is another popular option for families in the market for a Colorado ski vacation. The town alone has the charm and history of an old Colorado mining town with the added easiness of closeness to four terrific ski resorts that include Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone. These resorts possess a wide diversity of difficulties so that everybody in the family, at every skill level, will find a fun and rewarding day of skiing.

Finally, Colorado Springs is a town on the geographic border between the high Rockies to the west and the extensive plains to the east. The climate is mild and sunny and presents a fantastic opportunity for those who love the outdoors. Skiing is popular, but so is rock climbing, hiking, and even whitewater rafting. Colorado Springs prides itself on offering visitors every opportunity to explore nature and make the most of their winter romantic travel plans.

James Harden is part of the travel team at and These directories provide detailed information on Colorado golf rentals and things to do.

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