The 15 Highest Ski Resorts In Colorado

Mike Lavery |

Colorado state flag.

Colorado is synonymous with skiing. 

CO sees more skier visits than any other US state.

The Centennial State is home to over 25 ski resorts and tons of elevation. 

In fact, Colorado owns most of the highest elevation ski areas in North America.

Here are the top 15:


#1 – Silverton Mountain, 13,487 ft

Silverton, the top spot in Colorado to get high.  Photo: Silverton Mountain

#2 – Telluride, 13,150 ft

Palmyra Peak at Telluride. Photo: Brett Schreckengost

#3 – Arapahoe Basin, 13,050 ft

Arapahoe Basin, CO on May 3rd, 2018. Photo: Ashley Ojala/A-Basin

#4 – Loveland, 13,010 ft

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Is Loveland making snow yet? Photo: Powder Alliance

#5 – Breckenridge, 12,998 ft

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Breckenridge Ski Resort. Photo: Breckenridge

#6 – Aspen Snowmass, 12,510 ft

Faceshots = Good Health. Photo: Aspen Snowmass

#7 – Keystone, 12,408 ft

Keystone Powder. Photo: Keystone Resort

#8 – Copper, 12,313 ft

Copper Mountain Powder! Photo: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

#9 – Crested Butte, 12,162 ft

Silver Queen Express – Photo: Crested Butte Mountain Resort

#10 – Winter Park, 12,060 ft

Winter Park Resort, CO. Photo: Winter Park Resort

#11 – Monarch Mountain, 11,952 ft

Monarch Mountain freshies. Photo: Monarch

#12 – Wolf Creek, 11,904 ft

Wolf Creek on New Year’s Day 2016. Photo: Wolf Creek

#13 – Ski Cooper, 11,700 ft

Ski Cooper. Photo: Cooper

#14 – Aspen Highlands, 11,678 ft

Aspen’s Highland Bowl. Photo: Aspen

#15 – Vail, 11,570 ft

Taking some DEEP turns at Vail, CO. Photo: Jack Affleck/Vail

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2 thoughts on “The 15 Highest Ski Resorts In Colorado

  1. Thanks for the compliment. I definitely have plenty of crap to say.

    If the enviroMENTALists didn’t have their claws so well engrained in California we could be reading a story about the 15 resorts in the Sierras that top out at over 12,000’.

    Too bad. So sad. Missed opportunity. Looking forward to the days when mammoth is one of the only mountains left that still get snow.

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