Crested Butte Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding

Crested Butte, Colorado
Crested Butte Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding Crested Butte, Colorado, is considered one of the last great ski towns in North America. This gem is located on the western slope of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, and holds some of the steepest and most extreme skiing and snowboarding there is. In addition, this ski town is located about 4 hours driving from Denver, tucked away just 30 minutes from Gunnison, Colorado. Although you can fly into Gunnison, many prefer to make the drive due to the breathtaking views along the way. We at Gearo have you covered with insider tips on visiting Crested Butte. Crested Butte Mountain Resort Statistics Skiable Acres 1,547  Beginner Terrain  26% Base Elevation 9,375'  Intermediate Terrain  57% Summit Elevation 12,162  Advanced Terrain  14% Vertical Drop 3,062  Expert...

Top Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding Resorts

Top Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding Resorts Colorado has some of the top skiing and snowboarding resorts in all of North America. There are just about 26 resorts to choose from in the state of Colorado, many of which just a couple hours away via I-70. Some ski resorts relatively close to Denver include Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail. There are world-class resorts a little further from the city as well, such as Aspen Snowmass, and Steamboat. Map of Colorado Ski Resorts  These are the top five ski and snowboard resorts in Colorado Breckenridge Ski Resort - Top Colorado skiing and snowboarding resort: The Town: Winter in Breckenridge is special for many due to the rich history and local culture that bring the town together. The town of Breckenridge was founded in 1859, when gold was discovered along the Blue River. It wasn't until 1961...

Denver Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding

Denver, Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding
Denver Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding If you're new to Denver, or just looking to go skiing or snowboarding for the day, there are plenty of ski resorts within an hour of the mile-high city. Gearo is here to give you our take on these resorts so you can better plan your day trip or vacation from Denver. Denver, Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding Resorts Resort Distance from Denver Skiable Terrain  Base Elevation Echo Mountain 36.2 miles 60 acres 10,650 ft Loveland 51.5 miles 1800 acres 10,800 ft Eldora  Mountain 48.5 miles 680 acres 9,403 ft Ruby Hill Terrain Park 6.2 miles 88 acres 5,390 ft Skiing and Snowboarding close to Denver, Colorado: 1. Echo Mountain - Closest to Denver, Colorado Echo Mountain is the closest and most affordable ski...

Breckenridge Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding

Crested Butte, Colorado
Breckenridge Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding Breckenridge Ski Resort has a reputation for being one of the largest and most well-designed ski resorts in Colorado. With around 2900 acres of ski terrain, five peaks, and 187 trails to choose from within boundaries, the skiing and snowboarding opportunities here are endless. Each of the five peaks are rated by ability level, so that skier and riders can easily choose which terrain is right for their ability level.   These are the Five Peaks at Breckenridge that Skiers and Snowboarders can ride: Peak 6 - INTERMEDIATE/EXPERT Peak 6 is one of Breckenridge’s newest additions, adding over 500 acres of skiable terrain to the resort. This peak gets hit hard by snowstorms, leaving the bowls on Peak 6 full of that infamous Colorado powder. While the bowls are a favorite of expert level...

Aspen, Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding

Aspen Skiing and Snowboarding
Aspen, Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding Skiing and snowboarding in Aspen, Colorado is endless. The world-class destination holds some of the largest terrains in the state of Colorado. Aspen has four mountains that cater to all levels of skiers and riders. The four mountains are Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Aspen Snowmass, and Aspen Highlands. This resort truly has it all, and Gearo is here to give you the guidance you need when choosing which mountain to visit and shops to rent from. Where is Aspen, Colorado? - skiing and snowboarding Aspen, Colorado is located in the middle of the state in the roaring fork valley about 198 miles from Denver. There is a local airport but most visitors prefer to fly to DIA because flights are cheaper and driving is beautiful.  Aspen's Four Mountains for skiers and snowboarders: Aspen Mountain- Skiing and...

Top Colorado Ski Resorts

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The Colorado Rockies hold some of the best skiing in North America. Whether you are looking for a relaxing groomer or expert cliffs, Colorado is an amazing skiing and snowboarding destination. With over 30 resorts, it can be hard to find the right place to start your winter adventure. Gearo has you covered with our picks for the top Colorado ski resorts.   Best for Snowboarders  Breckenridge  This fun ski town is perfect for snowboarders. The mountain itself has 2,908 skiable acres, 40% of that terrain being in the high alpine. This makes for amazing, long runs to carve some turns on. 34 lifts service this vast terrain and make for short lift lines and fast laps. The town of Breckenridge has an amazing ski town charm with lots of local art and restaurants. The main gondola brings skiers and riders from downtown to the mountain base...

Best Terrain Parks at Crested Butte

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Crested Butte is one of the last authentic ski towns. They bring this local attitude to their amazing terrain parks on the mountain. Whether you are a beginner looking to try your hand at the rails for the first time or are already perfecting your backflip, Crested Butte has the parks for you. Here are our picks for the best terrain parks at Crested Butte.    Ten Peaks Progression Park   This park is the perfect place to start your terrain park journey. Ten Peaks Progression Park offers beginner lines with smaller features for those who are just getting started or looking to practice a new trick before the bigger features. The park is accessible by lifts Painter Boy, Gold Link, and Prospect. As an added plus, this park is usually the warmest spot on the mountain.    Keystone Jib Park   Head to this park for...

Best Terrain Parks at Aspen/Snowmass

People worldwide know Aspen-Snowmass for its skiing and snowboarding. It is no surprise that its terrain parks are just as amazing as its fine dining and pristine slopes. Whether you are a beginner looking to try your hand at the rails for the first time or are already perfecting your backflip, Aspen-Snowmass has the parks for you. Here are our picks for the best terrain parks at Aspen/Snowmass.   Lowdown Park   Located on the Lower Blue Grouse Trail alongside the Village Express Lift, this park is made for beginners. The features are rated beginner and low-intermediate-level. There are rails, boxes, and even a beginner half pipe in this family friendly terrain park. Head here to begin your journey to the X-Games.    Makaha Park   Makaha Park is the perfect next step from the beginner level Lowdown Park....

9 Must-Haves for Your Backcountry Pack

Pack these items for your Backcountry Avalanche Pack Recommended by Arapahoe Rescue Patrol In addition to your standard day pack list for any outdoor activity the outline below will help prepare you to handle emergencies that can arise in backcountry avalanche scenarios.  As avid mountaineers and backcountry enthusiasts it is all of our responsibilities to head out prepared for what can happen to allow for the best outcomes possible in an emergency situation. Backpack: Before you head out on your first backcountry ski tour, snow mobile excursion, or snow shoeing experience of any type you are going to need to have a proper backpack to hold all of the gear your should have on hand.  A backcountry avalanche pack should be able to fit all the necessary gear and help prevent asphyxiation in an avalanche. 85% of avalanche victims...

Best Places to Ski in Utah

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Utah is a skier’s paradise. Acres of amazing ski resorts and backcountry trails are located a mere 30 minutes from Salt Lake City. Whether you are looking for some nice groomers or pristine powder, there is something for every skier in Utah. These are our picks for the best places to ski in Utah.    The Staples  Park City Mountain Resort  Park City is the ultimate ski town. The resort itself has more than 7,300 skiable acres, 3,226 vertical feet, and over 330 trails. In 2002, Park City hosted sections of the Winter Olympic Games. Over 100 groomed trails and great mountain amenities make the mountain a luxurious and family friendly destination.  Alta/Snowbird These two resorts, located in Little Cottonwood Canyon are powder paradises. Of Alta's 119 runs, over half of them are rated as advanced. Skiers come from all over the world...