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Feb 05 2019

5 Best Snowy Destinations Close to Denver

by Anna Young
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5 Best Snowy Destinations Close to Denver


Looking for a weekend getaway to a winter wonderland, but don't want to travel too far?

Whether you're looking for the best ski towns, hot springs or train rides, you're in luck.
We've compiled a list of our top 5 snowy destinations that are within 5 hours from Denver.



1. WINTER PARK

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Located about 1.5 hours from Denver, Winter Park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for people of all ages.

Whether you opt for skiing at the Winter Park Resort, tubing down the Coca-Cola Tube Park, or ice-skating on the Winter Park ice rink, there's something for everyone.


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2. TELLURIDE

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Whether you knew it or not, Condé Nast Traveler has ranked Telluride the No.1 ski resort in America for three consecutive years!

Besides amazing skiing, enjoy sledding down Firecracker Hill or fat-tire biking across Valley Floor.
Enjoy lunch or dinner at the highest elevated restaurant in North America, Alpino Vino - located at 11,966 feet.


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3. ASPEN

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About a three and a half hour drive from Denver, Aspen feels like a completely different world.

One of the most popular ski towns in Colorado, Aspen is known for amazing restaurants, gorgeous hotels and homes, and great local shopping.

Take advantage of the “Après-Ski” lifestyle and visit the famous Ajax Tavern for a drink (or two) and some truffle fries.


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4. VAIL

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Besides skiing at the popular Vail Mountain, you can go snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or even ski-biking to get your dose of snow-filled fun.

When you need to warm up, grab a signature hot chocolate from The Sebastian Vail - a $17 drink worth every penny! Check out the Fitz Bar & Restaurant or Sweet Basil for a delicious dinner.

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5. EVERGREEN

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Located about 30 miles West of Denver, Evergreen is a lesser-known destination with a quaint historic downtown.

Did you know that Evergreen Lake is home to the world’s largest Zamboni-groomed outdoor ice skating rink? 



Some other great weekend getaway ideas:

- Ride the Georgetown Loop Railroad in Georgetown.
https://www.georgetownlooprr.com/

-Hit the slopes in Breckenridge, one of the most popular ski towns close to Denver.

- Go tubing in Frisco with the family:
https://www.townoffrisco.com/play/frisco-adventure-park-winter/general-info/