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The 7 Best Ski Towns in Colorado, From Traveler Favorites to Locally-Loved Villages

Condé Nast Traveler Logo By Jen Murphy of Condé Nast Traveler | Slide 1 of 8: Many of the best Colorado ski towns are old mining areas, revived by resorts when that industry went bust. The state boasts more than 30 resorts, many anchored to these historic towns of pastel-painted Victorian homes, mining shacks–turned bars, and other remnants of the past. Whether your priority is getting after it on steep, challenging terrain, or schussing down some groomers en route to an après ski scene, these Colorado ski towns promise to deliver what you’re looking for.

Many of the best Colorado ski towns are old mining areas, revived by resorts when that industry went bust. The state boasts more than 30 resorts, many anchored to these historic towns of pastel-painted Victorian homes, mining shacks–turned bars, and other remnants of the past. Whether your priority is getting after it on steep, challenging terrain, or schussing down some groomers en route to an après ski scene, these Colorado ski towns promise to deliver what you’re looking for.

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