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Colorado Ski Country
 

Denver

Denver is the largest city in Colorado and is located just east of the northern rocky mountains.   Denver has 75 unique neighborhoods, 2 creative districts, over 200 city parks and countless numbers of local breweries and tap rooms.

Avg. High Temperature: 64f
Avg. Low Temperature: 36f
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 15in
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 55in
Elevation: 5,280

 

Front Range

The Front Range is the area immediately east and west of Interstate 25 and includes some of the most populated cities in the region, including the Denver metro area, Fort Collins, and “the foothills,” such as Boulder, Golden, Evergreen and Morrison. The foothills refer to towns immediately east of the NW Rocky Mountain Range. The Front Range is also home to the world famous Rocky Mountain National Park and the St. Mary’s Glacier, the southernmost glacier in the United States.

 

Boulder

Avg. High Temperature: 65f
Avg. Low Temperature: 37f
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 20in
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 89in
Elevation: 5,430

 

Estes Park

Avg. High Temperature: 57f
Avg. Low Temperature: 30f
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 14in
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 34in
Elevation: 7,522

 

Northwest

Northwest Colorado is home to world-class ski resorts, natural hot springs, dramatic cliffs, stunning vineyards and the world’s highest flattop mountain, the Colorado National Monument. Aspen, Vail/Beaver Creek, and Breckenridge are not only some of the top rated ski resorts, but have great year round activities. Snowmass Village is also home to one of the most significant fossil discoveries in history and the Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center.

 

Aspen/Steamboat Springs

Avg. High Temperature: 54f
Avg. Low Temperature: 24f
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 24in
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 180in
Elevation: 6,900

(For ski resort snow conditions and seasonal dates, visit www.coloradoski.com)

Grand Junction

Avg. High Temperature: 65f
Avg. Low Temperature: 39f
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 9in
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 19in
Elevation: 4,590

 

Southwest

Southwest Colorado is home to the San Juan Mountain range which hosts not only well known ski resorts of Telluride, Crested Butte, Durango and Silverton, but a plethora of western history. This region of Colorado is home to ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park, dozens of historic mining ghost towns, two national monuments, and five major hot springs locations. Shaped by the Gunnison River, Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Gunnison/Crested Butte is home to some of the oldest rocks and steepest cliffs in North America.

 

Durango

Avg. High Temperature: 64f
Avg. Low Temperature: 31f
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 20in
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 69in
Elevation: 6,512

 

Telluride

Avg. High Temperature: 53f
Avg. Low Temperature: 22f
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 23in
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 175in
Elevation: 8,750

 

Cortez

Avg. High Temperature: 64f
Avg. Low Temperature: 35f
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 12in
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 34in
Elevation: 6,200

 

South Central

South Central Colorado is home to internationally known Pikes Peak and Pikes Peak Highway, Garden of the Gods,headwaters to the Arkansas River and the San Luis Valley home to the Sangre de Cristo mountain range.

 

Colorado Springs

Avg. High Temperature: 62f
Avg. Low Temperature: 35f
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 16in
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 39in
Elevation: 6,035

 

Alamosa

Avg. High Temperature: 59f
Avg. Low Temperature: 23f
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 7in
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 29in
Elevation: 7,500

 

Southeast

Southeast is home to 400,000 acres of short grass prairie grassland which are home to nearly 400 bird species including the majestic bald eagle. This region is home to the historic and stunning Cuchara Pass in the western most part of the region near the Spanish Peaks, and historic downtowns in Trinidad in La Veta.

 

Trinidad

Avg. High Temperature: 67f
Avg. Low Temperature: 36f
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 13in
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 40in
Elevation: 6,025

 

La Junta

Avg. High Temperature: 68f
Avg. Low Temperature: 38f
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 11in
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 30in
Elevation: 4,078

 

Northeast

Northeast Colorado is rich in history. The town of Burlington is the home of the Old Town Museum and one of the country’s oldest carousels, the Kit Carson County Carousel. Sedgwick County is home to the historic Ft. Sedgwick and original pony express route. Northeast Colorado is also home of the Pawnee National Grassland, the near the 300-foot-tall Pawnee Buttes, and one of the largest professional rodeo events held annually in Brush.

 

Fort Morgan

Avg. High Temperature: 63f
Avg. Low Temperature: 33f
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 14in
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 24in
Elevation: 4,324

 

Burlington

Avg. High Temperature: 65f
Avg. Low Temperature: 36f
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 11in
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 30in
Elevation: 4,216