Best Snowboarding Resorts: Colorado
Snowboarding is awesome all around the Colorado Rockies, but there´s a group of the best snowboarding resorts in Colorado that lead the list. The best snowboarding resorts in Colorado are:
- Vail. Kind of obvious, but the biggest is also the best. with a massive skiable area of 5289 acres serviced by 31 lifts, the biggest mountain in the State holds every kind of runs, from steep wild terrain to friendly groom runs to great snowparks that include massive big airs, long halfpipes and incredible diverse rails and boxes, to let anyone play the awesome freestyle game. Additionally, aprés-ski is incredible in Vail village. They invented the game, they know how to play it.
- Breckenridge. A young mountain, it has everything to make snowboarders happy. With a total of 2358 acres served by 30 lifts, and 25 acres of surface dedicated to terrain parks, it's sure to excite the most skilled riders. However, the snowboarding school will be there to show you how to go trough that bumpy terrain. If your style is oriented to freeriding, much of the out of bounds terrain is accessible either through lifts or short hikes. Guided tours are available and recommended.
- Ski Cooper. Yes, Cooper, and not Copper. This small resort is all about the snow. No shops, no noisy terraces, just snow. Located just 30 minutes south of Vail in US 24, at the top of Tenessee Pass, this family oriented resort will provide nothing but the most pure joy of winter. And it's also inexpensive. There's snowcat skiing excursions available, and the famous Chicago Bowl is something not to miss. Leadville is one nice town, with a lot of history and just minutes away from this beautiful small resort.
- Beaver Creek. High end customer service all around, great terrain outside, sounds like a great combination. And it is. Beaver Creek is one of Colorado's best snowboarding resorts for a series of reasons, but mainly it's unpaired level of costumer service. Mountainwise, it doesn't fall short. Terrain parks are available throughout the mountain, but the uniqueness lives on the out of bounds. Both sides, East and West carry a lot of deep, fluffy, white, fun stuff for you to dig through while loughing and shouting. After a short hike from the top of Grouse Mountain Express, you will be right on the spot for a fun way down through the Royal Elk Glade or the Black Bear Glade. On the East side, some awesome cliffs and kickers can be found on the right side as you ride down from the top of Cinch Express. And don't forget to grab a complimentary chocolate chip cookie at the base around three o`clock.
- Last, but not least, Sunlight. Another small resort with great terrain, just the right amount of lifts and terrain park, but way less people and more sun than anywhere else. Ten minutes west of Glenwood springs, this local's spot is a great place for begginer or intermidiate riders that want to improve ther skills without the expenses of bigger more famous mountains. Just drive in, park hillside and enjoy the sun. Snowboarding school provides smaller group lessons that will surely make a difference.
Posted on: Apr. 21, 2010