Colorado Calling! Your Guide to Skiing the Rocky Mountain State

Explore the majestic Rocky Mountains of the USA and more importantly 5 world-renowned ski and snowboard resorts. Thinking Colorado..? This is your guide to capture it all!

There is no doubt that Colorado holds a reputation as one of the best skiing and snowboarding locations on the planet. Cold temperatures, consistent snowfall, incredible landscapes and the awesome terrain on offer make the region a must-do for any alpine slider. Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte, with your Epic Australia Pass, you can visit all 5 of these world-renowned destinations… now that’s EPIC!


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The energetic Vail village. Photo: Chris McLennan

Vail is iconic for its legendary terrain, village sophistication and impeccable service. It’s been a favourite snow holiday destination for passionate skiers and snowboarder for over 50 years. Famed for its long, wide groomers and flawless back bowls there is no doubt that the terrain on offer in Vail is truly impressive. But it doesn’t stop there; its iconic village offers a range of activities solidifying guests’ unforgettable experience. 

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Vail's legendary Back Bowls. Photo: Jack Affleck

Vail by the stats:

  • Lifts: 31 
  • Trails: 195
  • Skiable terrain: 5,289 acres 
    • Beginner: 18%
    • Intermediate: 29%
    • Advanced: 53% 
  • Longest Run: 6.4km
  • Average annual snowfall: 899cm 
  • Vertical rise: 1,052m 


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5 interconnecting peaks and town of Breckenridge. Photo: Breckenridge 

The resort that has is all; Breckenridge offers guests 5 interconnecting peaks delivering a variety of terrain; From challenging moguls, mind-blowing powder steeps to gentle beginner slopes, all whilst sitting above an authentic mountain town. Breckenridge has something for everyone’s appetite. Breck, as it is more commonly known, is also home to North Americas highest lift and a vibrant nightlife, plus the town’s infections ‘down to earth’ atmosphere will keep you coming back for more.  All-in-all it is the perfect place for a unique and unforgettable getaway.  

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Breckenridge blue sky powder day perfection! Photo:  Tom Cohen

Breckenridge by the stats: 

  • Lifts: 34
  • Trails: 187
  • Skiable terrain: 2,908 acres 
    • Beginner: 11%
    • Intermediate: 31%
    • Advanced: 58% 
  • Longest Run: 5.6km
  • Average annual snowfall: 825cm 
  • Vertical rise: 1,035m   


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Keystone of an evening. Photo: Keystone Resort  

When fun and convenience come together you’ve found yourself at Keystone. 3 picturesque mountains coupled with 2 equally impressive villages; Keystone is the one-stop-shop family friendly destination uniting amazing snow with thrilling adventures. BUT trust us when we say “You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy Keystone; you just have to play like one.” Located a short 30 minute drive from the town of Breckenridge, Keystone also harbors a ‘feels like home’ down to earth atmosphere. Make lasting memories with friends and family in a place where it all comes naturally!

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Family fun at Keystone. Photo: Daniel Milchev 

Keystone by the stats: 

  • Lifts: 31
  • Trails: 195
  • Skiable terrain: 5,289 acres 
    • Beginner: 18%
    • Intermediate: 29%
    • Advanced: 53% 
  • Longest Run: 6.4km
  • Average annual snowfall: 899cm 
  • Vertical rise: 1,052m 

Beaver Creek

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Beaver Creek, where everything is taken care of! Photo: Jack Affleck 

Looking for an unmatched luxurious ski holiday? Look no further than Beaver Creek, a place where every detail is taken care of; a holiday for those who want focus on the important things in life… and of course SNOW! Beaver Creek offers premium lodging, award winning restaurants and unparalleled customer service, this combined with world-class terrain and breathtaking views ensure guests have experience unlike no other.  

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Luxury corduroy at Beaver Creek. Photo: Jack Affleck 

Beaver Creek by the stats: 

  • Lifts: 22
  • Trails: 150
  • Skiable terrain: 1,832 acres 
    • Beginner: 38%
    • Intermediate: 30%
    • Advanced: 32% 
  • Longest Run: 4.3km
  • Average annual snowfall: 825cm 
  • Vertical rise: 1,018m    

Crested Butte

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The Ruby Express at Crested Butte Photo: Elisabeth Biebl

Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers runs for every type of skier. You can carve turns on one of the meticulously groomed green or blue runs, take it down the bumps on one of the blacks, or get adventurous in the experts-only extremes. Crested Butte earned a reputation for having some of the best advanced ski terrain in the state. People who live in Crested Butte routinely say they live in a small piece of paradise—and it’s true.

Crested Butte by the stats: 

  • Lifts: 20
  • Trails: 121
  • Skiable terrain: 1,547 acres 
    • Beginner: 26%
    • Intermediate: 57%
    • Advanced: 14% 
  • Longest Run: 4.2km
  • Average annual snowfall: 594cm 

With 5 world-class destinations all within close proximity to each other it is easy to see why Colorado is a magnet for alpine adventurers eager to get their skiing and snowboarding fix. The Rocky Mountain state is waiting for you and the Epic Australia Pass is your ticket to get there. Beat the price rise, lock-in yours now and start planning your next winter holiday!

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