Traveling to Colorado

Getting to Colorado Ski Country has never been easier, whether you're in state, out of state, or even out of the country, our 23 member resorts are within reach.


Flying to Colorado Ski Country gets easier and easier every year. From Denver International Airport (located 25 miles northeast of downtown Denver) it is easy to rent a car or take a shuttle to any of our 23 member resorts. Colorado also has a network of regional airports including Aspen, Durango, Eagle, Grand Junction, Gunnison, Hayden (Steamboat), Montrose and Telluride that offer more than 8.6 million passenger seats annually. Many offer flights from Denver or flights from other large domestic airports across the United States. Thanks to these regional hubs, over half of Colorado’s ski areas are located within 35 miles of an airport.

Regional Airports

Hayden (HDN) 
/Pitkin (ASE) 
Gunnison (GUC)  Purgatory
/Wolf Creek

Durango (DRO) 
Junction (GJT) 

Denver (DEN)

Atlanta (ATL) X X   X      
Boston (BOS) X            
Chicago (ORD) X X   X      
Charlotte  (CLT)   X          
Dallas (DFW) X X   X X X X
Ft. Lauderdale
Houston (IAH) X  X   X    
Long Beach (LGB) X            
Los Angeles (LAX) X X   X     X
LaGuardia (LGA)   X          
Las Vegas (LAS)             X
Minneapolis (MSP) X     X      
Newark (EWR) X X          
Phoenix (PHX)   X    X   X X
Salt Lake City (SLC)    X    X      X
San Diego (SAN)  X            
San Francisco (SFO) X X   X      
Seattle (SEA) X            
Washington D.C./Dulles (IAD) X            


Denver International Airport (DIA) is the 15th-busiest airport in the world and the fifth-busiest airport in the United States. DIA is known as one of the cleanest, friendliest, and most energy-efficient airports in the country. DIA has nonstop service to 24 international destinations in 10 countries and has a host of flights daily from major cities across the United States. To give you a better idea of what traveling from DIA is like, we’ve mapped out driving times from the airport to each Colorado Ski Country resort:

Travel Times

Resort Distance from DIA
Arapahoe Basin 88 Miles, 1 H, 341 Min
Aspen/Buttermilk 186 Miles, 3 H, 44 Min
Aspen Highlands 221 Miles, 3 H, 49 Min
Cooper 133 Miles, 2 H, 19 Min
Copper Mountain 101 Miles, 1 H, 42 Min
Echo Mountain 60 Miles, 1 H, 18 Min
Eldora Mountain 63 Miles, 1 H, 20 Min
Granby Ranch 109 Miles, 2 H, 2 Min
Hesperus 385 Miles, 6H, 56 Min
Howelsen Hill 180 Miles, 3 H, 16 Min
Loveland 79 Miles, 1 H, 20 Min
Monarch 178 Miles, 3 H, 11 Min
Powderhorn 268 Miles, 4 H, 19 Min
Purgatory 386 Miles, 6 H, 52 Min
Silverton Mountain 353 Miles, 6 H, 54 Min
Snowmass 191 Miles, 3 H, 56 Min
Steamboat 178 Miles, 3 H, 16 Min
Sunlight 193 Miles, 3 H, 30 Min
Telluride 387 Miles, 6 H, 47 Min
Winter Park 90 Miles, 1 H, 48 Min
Wolf Creek 276 Miles, 4 H, 56 Min



Flying to Colorado is not your only option. Depending on where you are starting from and what part of Colorado Ski Country you want to explore, many resorts are just a day’s drive from Texas, the Southwest, and Midwest. If you are flying and are looking to rent a car during your stay, we suggest our partners Hertz (for special Colorado Ski Country discounts, use these Hertz promotion codes.They can get you equipped with a car able to handle the variable road conditions Colorado can offer. Interstate 70 and other Colorado mountain highways and roads are very well maintained, but it is still important to be prepared for winter driving conditions. At some times, traction laws may be in effect, so do your research and always check conditions before you hit the road.

If you'd rather have someone else do the driving, our Associate Members GOGO Charters Denver and Denver Charter Bus Company will get you to the slopes in comfort and ease.



The Winter Park Express is a unique option for skiers and snowboarders looking to avoid driving or flying. One way adult tickets can be purchased at Amtrak also has year-round daily arrivals into Glenwood Springs, home of Sunlight Mountain, from various points throughout the West and Midwest, including the California Zephyr, which travels from Chicago to San Francisco with stops in Denver and Grand Junction.


Just kidding, Colorado is landlocked and most of the water in the high country is frozen during ski season anyway. But we appreciate your nautical spirits!