Classic Colorado Ski Safari

I love Colorado road-trips almost as much as the skiing. Experiencing Wild West towns and watching the sun rise over the Rocky Mountains while mule deer and horses graze in the fields is a very special experience.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA
I love Colorado road-trips almost as much as the skiing. Experiencing Wild West towns and watching the sun rise over the Rocky Mountains while mule deer and horses graze in the fields is a very special experience.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA

Driving Times

Denver Airport - Crested Butte 4 hrs 30 mins
Crested Butte - Telluride 3 hrs
Telluride - Aspen/Snowmass 4 hrs
Aspen/Snowmass - Denver 4 hrs

Summary

Ski three fantastic resorts with some of America’s steepest terrain, best backcountry and authentic Colorado culture.

This unforgettable adventure puts your skiing to the test in three of Colorado’s most challenging resorts. With one of the largest verticals in the US, Telluride is known for its vast backcountry, while Crested Bute is one of our favourite places for chutes, trees and drops. Four hours’ drive away, Aspen has four local ski areas - the best skiers in our office love the hike-to bowl skiing at Aspen Highlands.

Another big draw is the mountain towns themselves. Each has authentic Western appeal, from the rustic charm of Telluride and the laidback vibe in Crested Bute, to Aspen’s World Heritage streets and glamorous bars. There’s something to love about them all, so we suggest splitting your time equally between all three.

Self-driving through Colorado is easy and scenic, with Interstate 70 connecting all three resorts. There are no icy mountain passes to worry about but, if you’d prefer to drive less, ask us about the shuttle and transfer options.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Suggested Itinerary

This sample itinerary is our suggestion of how you could divide your time between all three resorts.

All our ski safaris are completely customisable, and you can adjust the itinerary to suit your preferences - whether that means more time in one resort, more time in Denver, or following our route in reverse.

Denver and Monarch Mountain

Land in Denver and get a good night’s sleep in a city hotel. The jetlag means you’ll wake up early the next day, so take advantage of this and set off for Crested Bute in time to beat the traffic.

Monarch Mountain - Break up the journey and stop en route at this classic resort. It’s a good place to warm up with groomers and great tree skiing.

Crested Bute

Oozing charm, this authentic Colorado ski town is a fantastic place to spend a few days. The most challenging slopes are famously steep, and the uncrowded intermediate runs are great for cruising. On your last day, drive three hours to Telluride.

Telluride and Aspen

Divide the next nine days between Telluride and Aspen, choosing the balance that suits you best. It’s a scenic four hour drive between them.

Telluride - A rustic town with affordable luxury hotels, Telluride makes a great base for your second week. Prepare for an adventurous few days, with huge vertical, super-steep pistes and heli-skiing from the village centre.

Aspen - With beautiful Aspen town as your base, four local resorts (Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands) are skiable on the same pass and accessed by free shuttles. The cat-skiing is excellent and the lounge bars are perfect for people watching.

Denver Road Trip

The five-hour drive back to Denver is wonderfully scenic. Set off early and take your time as you pass deep ravines and high plateaus with horses and wild deer. Alternatively, continue west of Aspen to Montrose and catch a flight back to the UK from there.

Price Guide

From £1,650pp for a Classic Colorado Ski Safari based on 2 adults travelling and includes accommodation, British Airways flights and 14 days hire of a standard SUV.

All our holidays are tailor-made. This gives you complete flexibility and allows us to negotiate the best prices for you. With so many potential options, we don’t publish set prices for our ski safaris.

Request a quotation or call 01273 224 060 for a tailored price with your choice of resorts, activities and accommodation.

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