South Central Colorado Ski Resorts Map and Mountain Statistics
The South Central region of Colorado is rich in history and beauty. Cities in this region include Buena Vista, Colorado Springs, Fairplay and Salida. This is where the plains meet the magnificent Rockies, and where the hills are lined with aspens and pines and snow capped mountains stretch as far as the eyes can see. Skiing and boarding in this area is an experience not to be missed. Enjoy a scenic drive from Denver with views of silver lakes, sand dunes and endless snowy mountains or you can save some time and fly to one of the local airports. Consider renting your own vacation rental accommodation to get the most out of your next ski or boarding holiday. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals offers a variety of condos, cabins, chalets and vacation homes to suit your accommodation needs.
Leadville, the highest city in the United States sits at 10,152ft . Once a silver mining town and the second largest city in Colorado, is now a small town of 3,000. Only 9 miles from Leadville is Ski Cooper, an affordable family resort. This resort is also quite close to Vail (35 miles) and only 110 miles from the Denver Intl. Airport. With trails and terrain for all ski and snowboarder abilities this is a great option for the family and a nice break from some of the more well known busy ski resorts. Another welcomed change of scenery is at Monarch Ski Resort. Located in Monarch, near Salida, CO, this friendly laid back resort has it all, plenty of snow (350 inches), reasonable lift tickets all in an uncrowded atmosphere. Wolf Creek, on Wolf Creek Pass between Pagosa Springs and South Fork receives the most snow in Colorado, a whopping 465 inches of natural powder. Owner Direct offers you a choice of vacation rental accommodations in a variety of styles and price ranges to help make your ski vacation affordable and memorable.