For fun, adventure and recreation, you simply cannot beat the Colorado Mountain resort communities in winter or summer! Due to Colorado's arid climate, skiers benefit from the best powder snow in the world. Runs almost always have a thick base and benefit from snowmaking machines and daily grooming. It is not uncommon for slopes to open in October and close as late as June.
Apres-ski activities are almost as popular as skiing itself. The French term meaning, "after skiing," refers to going out for drinks and socializing often in ski attire immediately after hitting the slopes.
Although the Resort Communities are best known for their winter activities, many prefer the summer months for the gorgeous weather and beauty the mountain has to offer. Hiking, mountain biking, alpine slides, and trail running are just a few of the activities residents and vistiors enjoy on the ski mountain. Some simply ride the ski-lifts up or down the mountain taking in the amazing views and warm Colorado sun.
Although these communities exude a laid-back and casual appeal, there is no shortage of fine dining, upscale shopping and the occasional celebrity sighting.