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The best ski resorts near Denver are nestled in the high mountains west of the city - many ski resorts on I-70. Snowboarding & skiing near Denver is about big snow / big terrain. The staggeringly large mountain size of these peaks give skiers & snowboarders access to so many epic ski resorts.

The following is a ranking of ski resorts near Denver by mountain size, within driving distance. Accurately compare top Denver ski resorts - how big is Vail, what is the size of Breckenridge, how big is Snowmass and the other Aspen Ski Resorts, Crested Butte size, Telluride size, etc.

Snowmass Ski Resort, Aspen, Colorado

Snowmass size based on overall vertical drop is 4396 ft

4030 ft

3000-3500 acres

Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado

Telluride size based on overall vertical drop is 4410 ft

3830 ft

2000-2500 acres

Aspen Highlands Ski Resort, Colorado

Aspen Highlands size based on overall vertical drop is 4292 ft

3572 ft

1000-1500 acres

Beaver Creek Ski Resort, Colorado

Beaver Creek size based on overall vertical drop is 4040 ft

3340 ft

1500-2000 acres

Aspen Mountain/Ajax Ski Resort, Colorado

Aspen size based on overall vertical drop is 3267 ft

3267 ft

500-750 acres

Vail Ski Resort, Colorado

Vail size based on overall vertical drop is 3450 ft

3041 ft

5000-5500 acres

Breckenridge Ski Resort, Colorado

Breckenridge size based on overall vertical drop is 3398 ft

2880 ft

2000-2500 acres

Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Colorado

Crested Butte size based on overall vertical drop is 3042 ft

2755 ft

1000-1500 acres

Winter Park Ski Resort, Colorado

Winter Park size based on overall vertical drop is 2980 ft

2574 ft

2500-3000 acres

Steamboat Ski Resort, Colorado

Steamboat size based on overall vertical drop is 3668 ft

2479 ft

2500-3000 acres

Copper Mountain Ski Resort, Colorado

Copper Mountain size based on overall vertical drop is 2601 ft

2410 ft

2000-2500 acres

Taos Ski Resort, New Mexico

Taos size based on overall vertical drop is 3165 ft

2379 ft

1000-1500 acres

Keystone Ski Resort, Colorado

Keystone size based on overall vertical drop is 3324 ft

2362 ft

3000-3500 acres

Angel Fire Ski Resort, New Mexico

Angel Fire size based on overall vertical drop is 2185 ft

2072 ft

500-750 acres

Buttermilk Ski Resort, Aspen, Colorado

Buttermilk size based on overall vertical drop is 2030 ft

2030 ft

250-500 acres

Silverton Mountain Ski Area, Colorado

Silverton size based on overall vertical drop is 3087 ft

1900 ft

1500-2000 acres

Loveland Ski Area, Colorado

Loveland size based on overall vertical drop is 2365 ft

1781 ft

1500-2000 acres

Sunlight Ski Resort, Colorado

Sunlight size based on overall vertical drop is 1936 ft

1756 ft

250-500 acres

Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, Colorado

Arapahoe Basin/A-Basin size based on overall vertical drop is 2270 ft

1698 ft

750-1000 acres

Red River Ski Area, New Mexico

Red River size based on overall vertical drop is 1652 ft

1652 ft

250-500 acres

Durango/Purgatory Ski Resort, Colorado

Durango/Purgatory size based on overall vertical drop is 2029 ft

1609 ft

1000-1500 acres

Powderhorn Ski Resort, Colorado

Powderhorn size based on overall vertical drop is 1600 ft

1600 ft

500-750 acres

Wolf Creek Ski Area, Colorado

Wolf Creek size based on overall vertical drop is 1550 ft

1400 ft

1500-2000 acres

Eldora Ski Resort, Colorado

Eldora size based on overall vertical drop is 1355 ft

1355 ft

500-750 acres

Cooper Ski Resort, Colorado

Cooper size based on overall vertical drop is 1180 ft

1180 ft

250-500 acres

Monarch Ski Resort, Colorado

Monarch size based on overall vertical drop is 1135 ft

1011 ft

500-750 acres

SolVista Basin Ski Resort, Colorado

SolVista Basin size based on overall vertical drop is 839 ft

839 ft

250-500 acres

Echo Mountain Ski and Snowboard Resort, Colorado

Echo Mountain size based on overall vertical drop is 600 ft

600 ft

less than 100 acres

Hesperus Ski Area, Colorado

Hesperus size based on overall vertical drop is 600 ft

600 ft

less than 100 acres

Snowy Range Ski Area, Wyoming

Snowy Range size based on overall vertical drop is 873 ft

593 ft

100-250 acres

Kendall Mountain Recreation Area, Colorado

Kendall size based on overall vertical drop is 240 ft

240 ft

less than 100 acres

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Spotlights: Skiing Near Denver

Denver is a hub for legendary skiing and snowboarding, down I-70 and all over the state of Colorado. Here are some great snow photos submitted by some resorts.
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Spotlight Photos:
Durango Resort in Colorado

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Vail Resort in Colorado

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Beaver Creek in Colorado

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Breckenridge in Colorado

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