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Due to its perpetually sunny weather, picturesque mountain scenery, and just the right amount snowfall, Colorado has time and time again proven to be an unparalleled ski vacation destination.  One area in particular, the territory surrounding the beautiful town of Durango, contains some of the best ski mountains in the country.  These ski areas provide a wide variety of different trails, ranging from beginner to advanced skill levels and encompassing all different types of terrain.  Discover which areas are the best fit for your ski vacation in Durango and plan your trip today!

Best Ski Vacation Spots in Durango, Colorado

Receiving over 260 inches of annual snowfall, Purgatory is considered to have the ideal amount and type of snow for the best skiing. Its variety of slopes, as well as the large number of other activities included in the area (such as sledding and tubing) make this destination a fantastic skiing experience for the entire family.San Juan Ski Company
With excellent cat-skiing and grounds spread over 35,000 acres, the San Juan Ski Company is a fantastic source for skiing and snowboarding.  This area is mainly meant for expert skiers that can handle 8,000-12,000 foot drops as well as intimidating bowls, cliffs, and chutes.
Silverton Mountain
Strictly an advanced level only ski area, Silverton Mountain offers a combination of heli skiing, snowcat skiing, and resort skiing to create the most unique skiing experience.  This environment is very rugged and untamed, providing the most adventurous runs for the daring skier!
Kendall Mountain Ski Area
This family-friendly hill is the perfect companion to Silverton Mountain; this mini-ski area in the San Juan Mountains has easier slopes and drops and as well as areas for snowshoeing and sledding.  Kendall Mountain Ski Area is much better suited for beginner and intermediate skiers who can’t quite take on the slopes of Silverton Mountain yet.
Chapman Hill Ski Area
This is an in-town ski and skate area great for families and parties.  The Chapman Hill Ski Area has a rink used for ice skating in the winter and rollerblading in the summer in addition to its ski hill.  They also teach skiing lessons great for beginners to learn the basics and for advanced skiers to sharpen their skills.
Mesa Verde Cross Country Skiing
A monumental natural display in Colorado, the Mesa Verde National Park is made of over 5,000 archaeological sites and 600 cliff dwellings which provide an in-depth look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo.  This astounding park offers many activities, including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.  This is a fantastic addition to your ultimate ski vacation; you can admire the amazing views of Colorado scenery and wildlife while traversing through this peaceful winter wonderland.

Stay with Us at Durango Colorado Vacations!

Now that you’ve chosen to travel to Colorado for your ultimate ski vacation, you can explore our many Durango vacation rentals! Durango Colorado Vacations offers luxurious houses, cabins, apartments, apartments, cottages, and villas, all fully equipped with the best amenities.  Every property is located within picturesque mountain scenery and vibrant wildlife.  Check our availability and book your stay in one of our amazing rentals today!
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