Traveling To Colorado
Getting to Colorado Ski Country has never been easier, whether you're in state, out of state, or even out of the country, our 21 member resorts are within reach.
Flying to Colorado Ski Country gets easier and easier every year. From Denver International Airport (located 25 miles northeast of downtown Denver) it is easy to rent a car or take a shuttle to any of our 21 member resorts. Colorado also has a network of regional airports including Aspen, Durango, Eagle, Grand Junction, Gunnison, Hayden (Steamboat), Montrose and Telluride that offer more than 8.6 million passenger seats annually. Many offer flights from Denver or flights from other large domestic airports across the United States. Thanks to these regional hubs, over half of Colorado’s ski areas are located within 35 miles of an airport.
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|Washington D.C./Dulles (IAD)||X|
Denver International Airport (DIA) is the 15th-busiest airport in the world and the fifth-busiest airport in the United States. DIA is known as one of the cleanest, friendliest, and most energy-efficient airports in the country. DIA has nonstop service to 24 international destinations in 10 countries and has a host of flights daily from major cities across the United States. To give you a better idea of what traveling from DIA is like, we’ve mapped out driving times from the airport to each Colorado Ski Country resort:
|Resort||Distance from DIA|
|Arapahoe Basin||87 Miles, 1 H, 35 Min|
|Aspen/Buttermilk||220 Miles, 3 H, 45 Min|
|Aspen Highlands||221 Miles, 3 H, 49 Min|
|Cooper||131 Miles, 2 H, 19 Min|
|Copper Mountain||101 Miles, 1 H, 42 Min|
|Crested Butte||253 Miles, 4 H, 40 Min|
|Eldora Mountain||63 Miles, 1 H, 20 Min|
|Granby Ranch||109 Miles, 2 H, 2 Min|
|Hesperus||385 Miles, 6H, 56 Min|
|Howelsen Hill||180 Miles, 3 H, 16 Min|
|Loveland||79 Miles, 1 H, 20 Min|
|Monarch||178 Miles, 3 H, 11 Min|
|Powderhorn||268 Miles, 4 H, 19 Min|
|Purgatory||386 Miles, 6 H, 52 Min|
|Silverton Mountain||353 Miles, 6 H, 54 Min|
|Snowmass||219 Miles, 3 H, 45 Min|
|Steamboat||177 Miles, 3 H, 10 Min|
|Sunlight||192 Miles, 3 H, 26 Min|
|Telluride||387 Miles, 6 H, 31 Min|
|Winter Park||90 Miles, 1 H, 39 Min|
|Wolf Creek||258 Miles, 4 H, 28 Min|
Flying to Colorado is not your only option. Depending on where you are starting from and what part of Colorado Ski Country you want to explore, many resorts are just a day’s drive from Texas, the Southwest, and Midwest. If you are flying and are looking to rent a car during your stay, we suggest our partner Hertz (for special Colorado Ski Country discounts, use these Hertz promotion codes). They can get you equipped with a car able to handle the variable road conditions Colorado can offer. Interstate 70 and other Colorado mountain highways and roads are very well maintained, but it is still important to be prepared for winter driving conditions. At some times, traction laws may be in effect, so do your research and always check conditions before you hit the road.
The Winter Park Express is a unique option for skiiers and snowboarders looking to avoid driving or flying. From January 7, 2016 until March 26, 2017 the ski train will depart from Union Station in Downtown Denver and stop in Winter Park, Colorado. One way adult tickets start at $39 and can be purchased at https://www.amtrak.com/winterparkexpress. Amtrak also has year-round daily arrivals into Glenwood Springs, home of Sunlight Mountain, from various points throughout the West and Midwest, including the California Zephyr, which travels from Chicago to San Francisco with stops in Denver and Grand Junction.
Just kidding, Colorado is landlocked and most of the water in high country is frozen during ski season anyway. But we appreciate your nautical spirits!