Colorado Claims 6 of the Top 10 Ski Resorts in the US

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A recent study by KOALA reveals six Colorado ski resorts ranked within the top 10 for skiing in the United States. KOALA – an Airbnb-style platform for renting timeshares – analyzed over 450 U.S. ski resorts based on their annual snowfall, length of runs, cost of an adult ski pass and review ratings. Read on to see why skiing in the Rockies ranks the best.

In The American Ski IndexVail, Colorado ranked number two in the country. Known for the Blue Sky Basin – the luxury resort received an overall score of 67.98 out of 100. With 25 ski lifts, 767,716 feet of runs and an average snowfall of 591 cm – it’s no wonder Vail is also the priciest resort on the list. One adult day pass is $219 – a price millions are willing to pay.

Vail Daily reports, “According to the National Ski Areas Association, no region in the U.S. saw more ski visits this winter than the Rocky Mountains, which broke all previous records by surpassing 24 million visits in 2018-19.”

Photo Courtesy of Winter Park Resort on Facebook

Third on the list with more hashtags on Instagram than any other resort in Colorado – ranks Winter Park. With breathtaking views of the Continental Divide – this resort claims to be Colorado’s best-kept secret. We’ll let you be the judge of that.

Also a part of Vail Resorts, the most affordable ski resort on the list is Keystone. Offering $179 for an adult day pass – Keystone provides spectacular slopes with a summit over 12,000 feet. In order to ensure visitors’ safety this season – Keystone is committing to social distancing, mask requirements and cashless transactions.

Photo by Jon Resnick Courtesy of Vail Resorts

Breckenridge, Snowmass and Telluride are also among Colorado’s famous resorts. Home to evergreens and alpine chutes – Breckenridge ranks fourth overall. The ski town claims to have a vibe known as The Breck Effect. “It’s a catch-me-if-you-can, go-big-or-go-huge kind of vibe. It’s a send-it-til-your-thighs-cry, last-down-gets-first-round kind of vibe.” Or in other words – live bigger – they say.

Lastly, Aspen’s Snowmass ranks seven and Telluride eighth. From Kendall Jenner to Oprah, both prestigious resorts are wildly popular among celebrities.

Photo courtesy of Telluride Ski Resort on Facebook.

Adventure is calling – and there’s no place better to escape than one of Colorado’s top-rated ski towns.“It is no surprise that six out of the top 10 ski resorts are located in Colorado, one of America’s most famous states for skiing and snowboarding,” said cofounder and CEO of Koala – Mike Kennedy.

Rank

Resort

State

Length of Runs (feet)

Number of Ski Lifts

Adult Ski Pass Price

Review Score (out of 5)

Instagram Hashtags

2019/20 Snowfall (cm)

Average November-

April Temperature (°F)

Overall Score

1

Park City

Utah

820,210

39

$133

3.9

1,116,798

514

28.1

76.99

2

Vail

Colorado

767,716

25

$219

4.6

943,098

591

24.1

67.98

3

Winter Park Resort

Colorado

469,160

22

$189

4.2

1,044,120

651

23.9

61.94

4

Breckenridge

Colorado

501,968

23

$199

4.3

803,494

724

21.1

60.85

5

Big Sky Resort

Montana

820,210

31

$169

3.9

698,876

188

30.2

60.37

6

Jackson Hole

Wyoming

380,577

13

$175

3.7

803,000

1,152

23.5

56.74

7

Snowmass

Colorado

777,559

16

$184

4.4

201,453

601

22.4

55.75

8

Telluride

Colorado

289,370

16

$149

4.5

546,004

524

26.1

53.74

9

Keystone

Colorado

442,913

13

$179

4.3

481,929

612

22.4

51.38

10

Mt. Baker

Washington

328,084

10

$63

3.4

238,130

845

40.7

49.48

Go here to see the full list.