A preferred vacation destination for any time of year.Few places compare to Colorado when it comes to year-round vacation possibilities. Travelers from across the globe choose Colorado as their preferred ski vacation and summer destination as it has something to offer everyone – skiing excellence, outdoor adventures, romantic escapes, relaxing spas and resorts, historic towns and world-class art museums and culture centers.
Coloradowinter and ski vacation ideas.Colorado is one of the world’s top winter vacation spots, offering some of the best ski and snowboard terrain found anywhere, along with the choicest ski resorts. And best of all, a winter vacation in Colorado is not only fun but affordable for everyone. Many resorts offer family ski packages (many of which allow younger children to stay and ski for free).
The most popular Colorado ski resorts include:
- Aspen Ski Resort
- Breckenridge Ski Resort
- DurangoSki Resort
- CopperMountainSki Resort
- Telluride Ski Resort
- Vail Ski Resort
- ColoradoSki Resort
- Crested Butte Ski Resort
- Snowmass Ski Resort
- Beaver Creek Ski Resort
- Winter ParkSki Resort
Apart from skiing and phenomenal ski vacations, Colorado also offers countless other exciting outdoor winter activities such as: hiking, ice climbing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, back country skiing, snowmobiling, snow camping and more.
Spend the summer close to nature.While Colorado is probably best known as a destination for a winter ski vacation, a summer spent in Colorado is equally as exciting, stunning or relaxing depending on the chosen activity. With an average of 300 days of sunshine every year and some of the most beautiful terrain in the United States, a summer vacation in Colorado is perfect for families, couples or friends looking for adventure.
Outdoor adventures in Colorado.The Colorado Rockies provide for a summer vacation with�abundant outdoor activities like:
- White water rafting
- Horseback riding
Culture, history and the finer things.Colorado has a long, distinct history that's�well-preserved in state-of-the-art museums, Native American ruins and guided tours through old mining towns and cowboy hang-outs. For those wanting to enjoy some of Colorado’s finer offerings, there are endless quality restaurants, world-class theatre, ballet and opera, rejuvenating spas and vacation resorts.
COLORADO – STATE INFORMATION
Weather in Colorado
Colorado has a complex climate, largely due to the mountainous terrain and the effect of these mountains on the weather. The higher the elevation, the cooler the temperatures will be. Foothills and lower regions are generally warmer. Expected weather for any given area varies greatly, so it’s a good idea to check local forecasts.
Getting to and from Colorado
Colorado has many different airports but the largest is the Denver International Airport, which is the fourth busiest airport in the�United States.�Transportation by train and regional bus is also available in many areas of Colorado and there are plenty of car rental companies, both major and minor, throughout the state.
What to bring to Colorado
What you bring to Colorado will depend on the season and the specific area you visit. During the winter, most of the state gets snow, so be sure pack your warmest clothing and snow gear. Summer months are warmer but still can get chilly so be sure to bring sweaters and jackets no matter what time of year you visit.
Things to do in Colorado
Colorado is renowned for its sheer beauty. There are unlimited outdoor activities from water skiing and snow skiing to biking, hiking and horseback riding. Lakes and rivers offer perfect spots for camping and fishing. Plus, the bigger towns and vacation spots all have great nightlife including dining, dancing and entertainment.
Staying safe and healthy in Colorado
Colorado has excellent, dependable�medical services, but these will vary depending on location within the state.
Time zone and currency in Colorado
Colorado is in the U.S. Mountain time zone where it is always two hours behind New York (Eastern U.S.). Like most U.S. states, Colorado observes Daylight Savings Time, which runs from March to November. Standard currency in Colorado is the U.S. dollar.