Why Colorado Gems ?

F R E E D O M

Free parking, free of crowds,
free of lift lines, free of hassle.

V A L U E

Down to earth prices with
an abundance of skiable acres.

A U T H E N T I C I T Y

The Indie Experience
of Colorado

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  • Buy one adult full day lift ticket, get one free
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  • Same day use only
  • Valid 2014-2015 ski season
  • Expires april 19, 2015
  • Blackout dates: December 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015
  • Price: $20
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abasinThis winter, elevate your Colorado ski and ride experience at Arapahoe Basin. A-Basin, or “The Legend,” is a laid-back, family-friendly ski area with diverse terrain and all the conveniences of a larger ski resort. Our 960 skiable acres include wide-open bowls, rugged peaks and chutes, spruce forests and rolling groomed runs. On-mountain services include our SnowSports school, several dining options (including a renovated 6th Alley Bar and Grill, opening late 2013), a rental and repair shop, Arapahoe Sports retail store, free parking and shuttle services. “We strive to create an experience different from other areas,” said Alan Henceroth, A-Basin’s VP and Chief Operating Officer. “This place feels like home.”

Best Known For

• Having the longest ski and snowboard season in Colorado – A-Basin generally keeps the lifts turning into June, and sometimes even until July 4!

• The famous A-Basin Bacon Bloody Mary in the 6th Alley Bar & Grill – we sell more than 10,000 a season!

• The Pallavicini lift – an iconic fixed grip double chair that services some of the snowiest (and steepest) terrain at the mountain.

• Uphill access during operating and non-operating hours. To learn more, click here.

• Family-friendly, laid back atmosphere – free slope-side parking, one convenient base area, affordable Snowsports lessons for kids and adults, and new rental gear for the 2014-15 season.

 

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Annual Snowfall 350.0 inches/889 cm
Area 960 acres
Base Elevation 10780 feet/3285.744
Summit Elevation 13050 feet/3977.64
Hours of Operation 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Weekday
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Weekend

Address
P.O. Box 5808 28194 U.S. Highway 6
Dillon CO, 80435
Phone
Main Phone Number
888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246)
Lodging/Central Reservations
800-248-1942
Email
abasin@a-basin.net
Closest Airport
Denver International Airport
Miles from Denver
68

24 hrs: 0.0

48 hrs: 0.0

Mid-Mtn Depth: 18.0

Surface Cond: PP/MM

Lifts Open: 5

% Green Runs: 100

% Blues Runs: 40

% Black Runs: 0

Eldora Among the closest resorts to Denver, Eldora offers a short, no-hassle drive and is a quick 21 miles from Boulder. Besides its charming local flavor, Eldora is best known for its diverse terrain, cross-country center and outstanding children’s SnowSports school. Eldora is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets for families. Kids of all ages love learning to ski or ride in the Eldorables and Ski & Snowboard Trek Programs. Eldora offers a variety of terrain that can challenge any skiing or riding ability level.

Best Known For

Eldora is best known for its diverse terrain, cross-country center and outstanding children’s SnowSports school.

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Annual Snowfall 300.0 inches/762 cm
Area 680 acres
Base Elevation 9200 feet/2804.16
Summit Elevation 10800 feet/3291.84
Hours of Operation 9am-4pm

Address
2861 Eldora Ski Road 140
Nederland CO, 80466
Phone
Main Phone Number
303-440-8700
Lodging/Central Reservations
303-440-8700
Email
info@eldora.com
Closest Airport
Denver International Airport DEN
Miles from Denver
47

24 hrs: 0.0

48 hrs: 0.0

Mid-Mtn Depth: 25.0

Surface Cond: PP

Lifts Open: 8

% Green Runs: 80

% Blues Runs: 30

% Black Runs: 10

LovelandJust 53 miles from Denver, locals love Loveland for its free close-in parking, 400+ inches of snow each season, low-key atmosphere, lack of lift lines and 1,800 acres of varied terrain. Loveland Valley is a separate base area with gentle terrain perfect for beginners while The Ridge provides intermediate and advanced snow-riders terrain just the way they like it – open, steep and deep. Come find out why there’s more to love at Loveland.

Best Known For

• Denver’s closest ski area – just 53 miles west of the mile high city.

• Average annual snowfall of 422” – more than any Front Range or Summit County resort.

• FREE snowcat skiing on the Continental Divide.

• Affordable lift ticket, season pass and lesson options for all ages and abilities.

• Loveland Valley is a separate base area just for beginners with gentle slopes perfect for newcomers and children.

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Annual Snowfall 400.0 inches/1016 cm
Area 1670 acres
Base Elevation 10800 feet/3291.84
Summit Elevation 13010 feet/3965.448
Hours of Operation wkdys 9am-4pm; wknds 8:30am-4pm

Address
I-70 west exit 216
Georgetown CO, 80444
Phone
Main Phone Number
303-571-5580
Snow Report
303-571-5580 x221
Lodging/Central Reservations
800-225-LOVE
Email
loveland@skiloveland.com
Closest Airport
Denver International Airport DEN
Miles from Denver
53

24 hrs: 0.0

48 hrs: 0.0

Mid-Mtn Depth: 20.0

Surface Cond: PP/MM

Lifts Open: 3

% Green Runs: 21

% Blues Runs: 8

% Black Runs: 0

monarchLocated in South Central Colorado, Monarch Mountain is what you expect from a real Rocky Mountain ski area. Abundant natural snow (350+ inches) and friendly people are the two strongest attributes. Enjoy convenient parking, reasonable prices and runs that flow naturally back to the base. At Monarch, you’ll lose the crowds but not your friends. With Monarch Mountain’s Snowcat Tours, you’ll find great powder and 1200 acres of expert terrain.

 
Best Known For

Head into the trees – Monarch’s are untouched about 90 percent of the time.
Monarch Cat Skiing operates on an adjacent 1000+ acres of steep trees, chutes, and bowls. Not for the faint of heart!

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Annual Snowfall 350.0 inches/889 cm
Area 800 acres
Base Elevation 10790 feet/3288.792
Summit Elevation 11952 feet/3642.9696
Hours of Operation 9am-4pm

Address
#1 Powder Place, 23715 Highway 50
Monarch CO, 81227
Phone
Main Phone Number
(888)996-7669
Lodging/Central Reservations
(888)996-7669
Email
info@skimonarch.com
Closest Airport
Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional GUC
Miles from Denver
157

powderhornHead west to Powderhorn for some of Colorado’s best snow and a relaxed environment where families will feel at home. Whether you’re an expert tree skier or new to snowsports, Powderhorn has something for everyone who skis, rides or telemarks. Located just east of Grand Junction, on the towering Grand Mesa, Powderhorn is known for having some of the best views and glade skiing in the state. Visit in March and load your bike or golf clubs right next to your skis.

Best Known For

Powderhorn sits 4,000 feet above the valley floor on the Grand Mesa, the largest flat-topped mountain in the world. The glade skiing is quickly gaining a reputation as some of the best in the state. Spring snowfall provides waist deep powder and with uncrowded slopes, fresh tracks can been found all day.

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Annual Snowfall 250.0 inches/635 cm
Area 1600 acres
Base Elevation 8200 feet/2499.36
Summit Elevation 9850 feet/3002.28
Hours of Operation 9am-4pm

Address
48338 Powderhorn Road
Mesa CO, 81643
Phone
Main Phone Number
970-268-5700
Lodging/Central Reservations
970-268-5700
Email
ski@powderhorn.com
Closest Airport
Grand Junction Regional Airport GJT
Miles from Denver
240

CooperSki and Snowboard in an environment that offers something for everyone. Combined with the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center where you can experience 24 KM of groomed Nordic trails and 10 KM of snowshoe trails along with our truly “unique” overnight “Sleep Yurts“ and….. Ski Cooper is an experience you just can’t pass up. Whatever your experience level, Ski Cooper has it all. You’ll find some of the finest learning terrain in the country, as well as black diamond mogul runs and everything in-between, on our 35 lift-served trails with enjoyably short lift lines. We have great programs for skiers and snowboarders, kids and adults. The Best Deal Around!

Best Known For

Ski Cooper offers an exciting and affordable alternative to the hustle and bustle of the big areas with short lift lines and long runs. We have ski and snowboard lessons for all ages and abilities.

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Annual Snowfall 260.0 inches/660.4 cm
Area 400 acres
Base Elevation 10500 feet/3200.4
Summit Elevation 11700 feet/3566.16
Hours of Operation 9am-4pm

Address
1101 Poplar
Leadville CO, 80461
Phone
Main Phone Number
800-707-6114
Lodging/Central Reservations
719-486-2277
Email
info@skicooper.com
Closest Airport
Eagle County Regional EGE
Miles from Denver
110

granbyranchFun lesson programs, convenient access and affordable prices make Ski Granby Ranch a long-time family favorite. This mountain paradise is a genuine Colorado retreat with western charm and small-town friendliness that invites you to slow down and enjoy what’s around you. Ski Granby Ranch offers a variety of dining options including its famous Granby Ranch Grill – which comes complete with a sun-drenched, south-facing patio featuring panoramic views to soak in while you sip your favorite après drink. Ski Granby Ranch is the most family-friendly ski mountain in Colorado.

Best Known For

Get on The Snow Program: If you have ever wanted to learn to ski or snowboard, Ski Granby Ranch has the program for you! You can learn an exciting new sport with our professional instructors, and receive a season pass to Get on the Snow. Ski Granby Ranch’s Ski School enables beginners to improve their skiing faster with a direct-to-parallel approach that utilizes specific body movements in conjunction with shaped skis. Ski Granby Ranch’s Ride School incorporates a gentle beginner hill with seven Progression Terrain Parks as the perfect landscape for connecting turns and learning jumps. Complete two ski or snowboarding lesson packages and graduate with a GOTS season pass to Ski Granby Ranch, as well as a 20% discount coupon valid for a retail merchandise purchase. This program is for Level 1 beginners only. Reservations required.

Annual Snowfall 220.0 inches/558.8 cm
Area 406 acres
Base Elevation 8202 feet/2499.9696
Summit Elevation 9202 feet/2804.7696
Hours of Operation 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Address
1000 Village Road
Granby CO, 80446
Phone
Main Phone Number
888 850-4615
Lodging/Central Reservations
800 757-7669
Email
reservations@granbyranch.com
Closest Airport
Denver International Airport DEN
Miles from Denver
78

sunlightSunlight Mountain Resort is a unique winter playground that is affordable and family oriented. Sunlight features 67 named trails covering over 470 acres. In addition to miles of cruising intermediate terrain, Sunlight’s East Ridge has one of the steeper runs in the state. Aptly named, The Heathen falls beneath your feet at a breathtaking 52 degrees. Sunlight also hosts some of the best tree skiing in Colorado with many aspen groves untracked days after snowfall. Sunlight Mountain Resort, so much to smile about.

Best Known For

At the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers, the historic resort town of Glenwood Springs is famed for its Hot Springs Pool, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Canyon, and Sunlight Mountain Resort. Explore underground caverns, pedal miles of river front trails, paddle the whitewater, sample local produce, shop in unique boutiques, hit the slopes with your family or focus on relaxation.

Home to the largest mineral hot springs pool in the world, Glenwood Springs has a deep-rooted heritage in the hospitality business. Visionaries in the late 1800′s built an internationally known hot springs resort. Travelers from around the globe soaked in the thermal waters, stayed in a luxurious hotel, and explored the wonders of subterranean caves.

Today, these attractions still draw over a million visitors each year. Each season offers something unique. The warm summer months provide endless opportunities to raft, kayak, hike, and bike. Winter snows attract skiers, riders, snowshoers, and ice skaters. Swimming and cave exploration are year-round activities.

There are more than 60 properties with over 1,500 guest rooms including historic hotels, bed and breakfasts, dude and guest ranches, campgrounds, hotels and motels. Many of the sights and attractions are within walking distance from downtown.

Annual Snowfall 250.0 inches/635 cm
Area 470 acres
Base Elevation 7885 feet/2403.348
Summit Elevation 9895 feet/3015.996
Hours of Operation 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Address
10901 County Road 117
Glenwood Springs CO, 81601
Phone
Main Phone Number
800 445-7931
Lodging/Central Reservations
800-445-7931
Email
suninfo@sunlightmtn.com
Closest Airport
Eagle County Regional EGE
Miles from Denver
160