Snow on the Winter Park trees

What are your top five Colorado Ski Resorts?

I was doing some online searches about Winter Park Resort the other day and I came across an article by Ski Magazine in their Where Now column.  Pretty good article with some definite truths about skiing up here in Winter Park.  You can see the Ski Magazine article here.

Yes we here in Winter Park ski bumps, bumps and more bumps.  But when a 42 year olds knees have had enough we head for the hidden stashes of powder that are secreted all though the Winter Park and Mary Jane area.  If you know where to look there is almost always fresh powder.  See Buckaroo trees, the gladed out area in Vasquez Ridge that  is a definite locals only find even though it can be seen from one Winter Parks major lifts.

Great that Ski Magazine is doing a highlight of the skiing in Winter Park.  I have skied almost every one of Colorado’s ski resorts multiple times and Winter Park is definitely in the top three in terms of terrain and an enjoyable mountain to ski.  As I have said in past blogs if you are looking for disco bars, salt water taffy stores and fur coat retailers you are going to be disappointed.  But if you like to ski and I mean ski then there is maybe one or two resorts in Colorado that are in the same category as Winter Park/Mary Jane.  The bumps here in Winter Park as the Ski Magazine article states are the best in USA. The powder and amount of snowfall here is the most of all Colorado destination resorts.  If you want to get lost and not see many people that is a cinch over at Mary Jane.

Anywho, I will stop beating the proverbial Winter Park chest.  So lets have a bit of discussion and see what Y’all’s five favorite Colorado resorts are to ski.  Here are my top five.

  1. Winter Park  Ski Resort
  2. Telluride Ski Resort
  3. Steamboat Springs Ski Resort
  4. Aspen Snowmass
  5. Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Put your top five Colorado Ski Resorts in the comments below and we will do a random drawing for a free dinner at Winter Park Villages own Cheeky Monk.  Lets say the contest will end in December 1st, 2009.  Drawing will soon follow.

November 1st, 2009

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