The best skiing, eating, partying, and backcountry in Colorado.
1. Camp 4 Coffee
Skiing Magazine: This is where the locals go. Stop in for a burrito and an Americano before catching the town's free shuttle to the hill.
2. Vail Mountain
Skiing Magazine: Both Riva Ridge and Blue Ox are freshly groomed for Thursday mornings. If you’re looking to cruise, head there first!
3. Last Dollar Saloon
Skiing Magazine: "The Buck" is the diviest joint in town, and it's the best for apres-ski pints and late-night partying.
4. The Limelight Hotel
Skiing Magazine: We love The Limelight! Friendly service, great pool, awesome breakfast, and it's surprisingly affordable (it is Aspen, after all).
5. Telluride Ski Resort
Skiing Magazine: For a leg burner, ski Kant Mak Em to Spiral Stairs to Lower Plunge.
6. Copper Mountain
Skiing Magazine: Hike for your turns out at Tucker Mountain: the free snowcat takes you most of the way up. Then, boot it all the way out to Fremont One— you'll likely be the only one that did.
7. Arapahoe Basin
Skiing Magazine: Don't miss the Bacon Bloody Mary—the ultimate cure for the fiercest hangover. Order one up in the base area's a-frame.
8. Silverton Ski Area
Skiing Magazine: Hike to the Billboards—it's a long hike, so do it first. And hire a guide—the intricate, steep terrain is better navigated with someone with local knowledge.
9. Keystone Resort
Skiing Magazine: For a big backcountry mission, hike and ski the Silver Couloir on Buffalo Peak in Silverthorne, just down the road from Keystone. Bring your avy gear and the savvy to use it.
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