Denver is a fantastic hub for world class Colorado skiing and snowboarding, with 11 major ski resorts within 2 hours of Denver. Some of the closest ski resorts to Denver include Winter Park, Eldora, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland and Copper Mountain. Also within 2 hours are Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Granby Ranch, Beaver Creek, and Ski Cooper.
Denver sits at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and the Denver International Airport is a hub for several major airlines, making it an ideal place to start your skiing adventure. Frequent flights from major cities across the U.S. and Canada and plentiful connection options means you can fly in from almost anywhere. Upon arrival, there are plenty of rental car options as well as shuttles, buses and even a train. You will want to consider how comfortable you are driving in the mountains in winter. I-70 is a major interstate that leads to most resorts on this list, but it does have frequent severe mountain weather in winter.
All of the Colorado resorts have great ski rental shops, but you can save time and money by picking up your ski gear in Denver on the way to the mountain. Denver ski rentals cost $43 on average for a performance ski package. TripOutside has vetted the absolute best shops to save you time and money on your Denver ski rentals. Our top-rated outfitters have sport, performance and demo packages featuring the best ski brands.