Best Ski Resorts in Colorado for Snowboarding

Best Ski Resorts in Colorado for Snowboarding

Last Updated on January 29, 2023

Within just a two-hour drive of Denver, there are a variety of ski resorts including Arapahoe Basin, one of the highest ski areas in North America. So using Denver as a base for skiing or snowboarding in Colorado is ideal since, thanks to the Denver airport, you can fly in and be on the slopes in the same day.

The Ski Season in Colorado starts in October and depending on the year it can finish in May or early June at Arapahoe Basin; other areas are open from November to April. Ski pass prices range from 69 to 219 dollars for adults for one day. The price depends on the resort, the seasonality and how the pass is purchased (buying online in advance is usually cheaper).

Here is a guide to help you decide which one is the best ski resorts in Colorado for snowboarding:

Eldora Mountain Resort


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Eldora Mountain Resort is located in Boulder, Colorado. It’s a ski resort with a steep drop-off zone for snowboarders and freestylers. You’ll find various terrain at Eldora, including powder bowls, glades, chutes, pillows for those who prefer the air, jibs, and jumps.

Additionally, if you want to improve your skills while having fun, then Eldora is the place for you. This Colorado ski resort has parks with features such as rails/boxes, jumps/jibs, pipes, and even huge table tops.

There are also wide open spaces where you can practice on your rail slides or just have fun sliding down some natural snowbanks that form during heavy storms. 

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Steamboat is a great choice for snowboarders. The mountain offers a lot, from challenging terrain to something for everyone. It has both difficult and easy runs and is perfect for all skill levels. 

The runs are also never crowded, making it easy to have fun without worrying about bumping into other people on the slopes. 

Aspen Snowmass 


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Aspen Snowmass is one of the best snowboarding spots in Colorado, is located in the Rocky Mountains, and has some of the most challenging runs in the state. Aspen Snowmass is also known for its upscale atmosphere and high-end facilities. Just hire any private car service from Denver to Aspen and enjoy exploring the place.

Aspen Snowmass has several open mountains for skiing, snowboarding, and hiking. The most famous mountain is Ajax Peak, but there are other mountains such as Aspen Mountain and Buttermilk Mountain. 

There are also many different types of runs at each of these mountains, including steep runs, blue runs, black diamond runs, and double black diamonds if you are looking for something more challenging than just going down a hill on skis or a snowboard. 

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, other activities are available for those who want more than just sliding down a mountain on skis or a snowboard. One of the most popular activities is hiking up the mountains, where you can see breathtaking views while enjoying nature at its finest. 

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Arapahoe Basin 


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Arapahoe Basin is a ski resort in Colorado that’s located in the Rocky Mountains. The resort has a family-friendly atmosphere, and it’s known for its snowboarding terrain. 

It has two terrain parks: Empire Ridge and High Noon, for intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders. 

Visit one of the spots for great snowboarding

As a snowboarder in Colorado, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to great places to shred. Avid snowboarders may already have their favorite resorts, but if you’re starting, these are some of the best ski resorts for snowboarding worth trying. 

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About Maria Kennedy

Maria Kennedy is the managing editor at Travel for Food Hub. Maria is on a full-tilt mission to share local food and travel inspiration. When she is not writing about food and travel, startups or social media, she is enjoying her time with her boys in sunny Spain.

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