Snowboard Colorado

Snowboarding Colorado

Snowboarding Colorado is the best in the west. Accessibility from Denver’s international airport or driving west from Denver are six of the best resorts in Colorado and all within an hour to two hours directly off of I-70.

Snowboarding Colorado begins with exiting I-70 in Silverthorne from the exit head south up to the keystone resort just a short 10 minute drive there you will find:

At 11,640 feet, Dercum Mountain is all about green and blue runs and groomed runs to keep you cruising all day. Dercum is perfect for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. For the more advanced is A51 Terrain Park that invites you to show off your skills. Named top-ranked parks by Freeskier and Transworld Magazines, this is the place to be for shredders and jibbers. Want tree riding , you can access The Windows. –Above the green and blue runs, you’ll find Bergman, Erikson and Independence Bowls – the perfect opportunity for guided CAT skiing or riding tours. And, you can take a Mountain-Top Snowcat Tour from the top of Dercum to Independence Bowl for a breathtaking adventure.

AT 11,660 feet, North Peak is the place for skiers and riders that love long trails full of bumps. There is a variety of blue intermediate and black expert runs,The Outback is our tallest mountain, it peaks at 11,980 feet. Blue intermediate and black expert skiers and riders will find plenty of long, groomed runs, powder and bumps. As a bonus, there is some of Colorado’s best tree skiing in the North and South Bowls. Show your skills at Keystone’s A51 Terrain Park – named one of the best in North America. Take a dedicated chair lift to the park and spend the day on rails, jumps, jibs, in the pipe and more. There are features for every ability. The park is well groomed and always changing. And, it’s Colorado’s only night park.

Further up the road is Arapahoe Basin or A-basin known as the legend.

This 70-year legend has some of the highest skiable terrain in North America. 50% of the mountain is above tree line with open bowl skiing and snowboarding through the spring and into early summer.


Vertical: 2,270 feet
Base: 10,780 feet
Peak elevation: 13,050 feet
Average snowfall: 350 inches
Trails: 109
Longest run: 1.5 miles
Skiable acres: 960
Snowmaking : 125 acres
One high-speed
One quad chairlift
One triple
Three double
Two conveyor lifts
Lift capacity :10,700 people per hour
Beginner: 10%
Intermediate: 30%
Advanced: 37%
Expert: 23%

Going back to I-70 and exiting Frisco, Colorado and travelling south on highway 9 or Summit Blvd. Nine miles up the road is The Breckenridge ski resort with 5 different mountains to ride from peak 6 to peak 10. The mountain stats are as follows:

Base : 9,600 feet
Summit : 12,998 feet
Vertical : 3,398 feet
Lifts: 34
4 high-speed 6-passenger
6 high-speed quads
1 Fixed
1 triple lift
6 doubles
1 8-passenger gondola
4 surface lifts
11 carpet lifts
Lift Capacity: 46,800 people per hour (with surface and carpets)
Total Ski/Ride Terrain: 2908 acres
Bowls: 1061 acres
Terrain Parks: 25 acres
Snowmaking: 600 acres
Trails: 187
Longest Trail: Four O’Clock – 3.5 miles

Snowboarding Colorado continues back on I-70 to Copper Mountain:

Hours of operation are 9am to 4pm weekdays, 8:30am to 4pm weekends and holidays.
Copper is just 75 miles from Denver with 2,490 acres of skiable terrain.
9,712 feet
12,313 feet
2,601 feet
23 total (1 six-person, high-speed ; 5 high-speed quads; 5 triple chairlifts; 5 double chairlifts and 7 surface lifts)SKIABLE ACRES
2,490 acres
Over 140 Trails (21% beginner, 25% intermediate, 36% advanced, 18% expert)
305 inches
364 acres
1.7 miles -Collage

Continuing our journey to Snowboarding Colorado is on to Vail:

Mountain Statistics

Base : 8,120 ft
Summit : 11,570 ft
Vertical : 3,450 ft
Skiable Area: 5,289 acres
Snowfall: 366 in Snowmaking: 11 %
Number of Lifts: 31
Gondola: 1
High-speed quads: 17
Fixed- quad: 1
Triple chairs: 2
Double chairs: 1
Surface lifts: 3
Conveyors: 6
Trails: 193
Longest Run: 21,120 ft
Trail Ratings
Easiest: 18 %
More Difficult: 29 %
Most Difficult: 45 %
Experts Only: 8 %
Parks And Pipes
Terrain Park: Yes
Number of Parks: 3
Base : 8,100 ft
Summit : 11,440 ft
Vertical : 3,340 ft
Skiable Area: 1,832 acres
Snowfall: 325 in

Last on our list of 6 major resorts is Beaver Creek: 

Statistics For Beaver Creek:

Base : 8,100 ft
Summit : 11,440 ft
Vertical : 3,340 ft
Skiable Area: 1,832 acres
Snowfall: 325 in
Types of Lifts: 1 Combination Chairlift (Gondolas/Chairs)
2 Double Chairs
2 Triple Chairs
11 Hi-Speed Quads
2 Gondolas
Number of Trails: 149
Longest Run: 14,520 ft
Trail Ratings
Easiest: 19 %
More difficult: 43 %
Most Difficult: 21 %
Experts Only: 17 %
Parks And Pipes
Terrain Park: Yes
Number of Parks: 3
Super Pipe: No
Half Pipe: Yes
Jib Park: No

These are just 6 of the over 40 ski resorts that offer Snowboarding in Colorado. Check out our snowboarding adventures under Colorado adventures.

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