Colorado boasts some of the best skiing in North America. Its high altitude environment means superb snow conditions, as well as a long ski season. In fact, some resorts will open as early as November, and close as late as June. With so many great ski areas, choosing the five best is quite a task, especially since people may have conflicting ideas about what makes a great ski area. For example, some people might love the meticulously groomed slopes of the ski areas owned by Vail Resorts, whereas others might enjoy the more natural terrain offered by Loveland. The following ski areas were chosen for their varied terrain, snow conditions, ski school, lodging at a wide price range, customer service and unique activities.
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