When it comes to ski resorts, you just can’t beat the powder in Colorado.

Luckily, though, there are several options that stand out above the rest and provide for your family the greatest of all worlds when it comes to skiing, dining, entertainment, and more.

Vail, Colorado

Vail claims to be America’s favorite resort, and for good reason. It’s the largest ski area in the United States, and provides an unbelievable array of different mountains and challenges for skiers of all backgrounds and of all levels of experience. Plus, with museums, art galleries, ballooning, dog sledding, and more, Vail has turned into quite the family fun center that provides classic and classy entertainment for the whole family.

Aspen, Colorado

Further up the mountain and deeper into the Rockies than Vail, Aspen provides a much more relaxed atmosphere and a much classier feel than Vail for families looking to ski. Frequented by celebrity families and locals alike, Aspen moves at a slower pace and really provides small town flare with amazing slopes, great restaurants, and much more laid back entertainment venues that make for the perfect relaxed vacation.

Telluride, Colorado

Telluride is known for its world-class skiing and snowboarding, but that’s not all there is to do here. Whether you’re a non-skier or you are taking a day off from the slopes there is plenty to keep you occupied in the San Juans.

From snowshoeing to soaking at the spa to soaring through the sky in a glider, there’s something for everyone.

Telluride is a favorite of ours, we were charmed by the friendly small town hospitality & the stunning view of the town by night  has a magical beauty that must surely have inspired many a Christmas card design.

What about you, though? Are there are any that you and your family have enjoyed that you think we should add to the list? We’d love to hear your opinions about what ski resorts best meet your needs!

50+UPF Sunny Sleevez


About sunnysleevez

I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California. I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment. As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority. How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.
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  1. You forgot to promote the best ski area in the Northeast:Tomo-ski

  2. payperdude says:

    I’ve always wanted to ski Colorado, in fact anywhere in the USA – from what you write it lsounds great… being European, I’m visiting Mayrhoffen this year in Austria.

  3. Enjoyed the post. I’m not a skier by any measure. However, I was at SnowBird once and absolutely loved it. I love everything about skiing – except ‘me’ actually skiing. PEACE-

  4. taozirae says:

    Also, Keystone! It is under rated and a tad more reasonable then Vail. Vail is soooo expensive. That being said, Keystone is at its best with lots of snow (as is all resorts I suppose) but when Keystone has all its lifts operating you can find untouched gold… Telluride. AMAZING 😉 Especially if you rent the Blue house!

  5. Suze says:

    I may need to pick your brain in the next few months. I would love to head state side for some sking action in the 2014 season!!

  6. Suze says:

    Oh and btw have you stumbled across site? Its awesome

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