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Skiing and Snowboarding in Colorado

May 20, 2013 |

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Colorado’s Rocky Mountains are some of the most ideal skiing and snowboarding sites in the world and has been ranked the best in U.S.A. This has been facilitated by the willingness of the state to support the development and innovation of the country’s rich tradition asset, skiing. In Colorado, you will enjoy some of the best and most natural trails that will thrill your ride that will raise your adrenaline as you will be cruising at top speeds over boulders and rocks, this is what makes the place to be the best in skiing. Below are some other advantages of going to Colorado for skiing and snowboarding.

Longer Skiing Seasons

Colorado resorts are famous for offering some of the longest skiing seasons in the world. This is attributed to their timely opening and later closing routine. The healthy competition between the two major basins Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin benefits you as a ski rider as you will enjoy skiing at times up to mod October. In the early season you will enjoy skiing at high altitudes and this comes as a great advantage, you can go with your family and teach them how to ski with ease. The resorts stand at eleven thousand feet above the sea level, at this height you will enjoy to see snow fall and the vast land covered with fresh and clean snow. The long snow seasons are also ideal for skiing crews as it helps to motivate them to get their machines cranked up in readiness for extreme ski runs. The Arapahoe Basin however carries the day as it has great skiing conditions and even at the lowest snow fall in may, you will still enjoy ride-able snow(image by Susan Nurre).

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Colorado’s Resorts

Resorts aren’t an issue in Colorado; there are many other pocket friendly resorts that still enjoy thousands of acres covered in uninterrupted snow. You will fall in love with the mega resort skiing areas. Vail state is the largest skiing area that covers an implausible seven miles and has over 193 trails which stretch over 5289 acres. You don’t have to worry that you will get tired cruising over the areas as there are over 31 areas that offer ski lifts. Keystone comes next and covers 3148 acres, this includes three mountains, you will have more than 20 ski lifts as you enjoy snowboarding in more than 230 inches of snow. Other large resorts include Snowmass that stretches 3132 acres and more than 21 chairlifts to let you enjoy the great hike. Copper mountain, Winter park, Steamboat and Breckenridge Ski resorts are some of other skiing resorts that Colorado has in store for you. You don’t have to go hiking in the wilderness, enjoy pristine back country snowboarding and skiing experience in these large tracks that will always give you a place to roam freely.  In Colorado there are always enough spaces for you to ski.

Family Fun

In Colorado you don’t have to limit yourself into snowboard and skiing as there are other places that you can get lots of fun for your family. Skating, sled, shop and snowshoe are some of the exciting family activities that you can carry out and make the have fun. Riding a horse drawn sleigh will give you a good impression of the countryside, you can also enjoy ice skating on frozen ponds, and this is a thrilling activity that you don’t want to miss out.

Have fun with your family; enjoy snowboarding and skiing among other activities that will leave you with pleasant memories of Colorado.

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