Where resorts have announced their single-day lift-ticket pricing, it is included. When not yet released, last year's prices are offered for comparison purposes.

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Season: Open now through early June

Information: 888-272-7246; arapahoe basin.com

Terrain: 960 acres. 23 percent expert; 37 percent advanced; 30 percent intermediate; 10 percent beginner. 110 trails, 2 terrain parks. Summit: 13,050 feet. Base: 10,780 feet. Vertical: 2,270 feet. Longest run: 1.5 miles.

Lifts: 1 high-speed quad; 1 quad; 1 triple; 3 doubles; 2 conveyors.

Lift tickets: Adult full-day, $67 (through Dec. 20), $87 (Dec. 21-Jan. 5), $82 (Jan. 6-April 27); youth (ages 15-18) $55 (through Dec. 20), $72 (Dec. 21-Jan. 5), $67 (Jan. 6-April 27); child (ages 6-14) $32 (through Dec. 20), $45 (Dec. 21-Jan. 5), $40 (Jan. 6-April 27); $25 allseason for seniors 70+; children 14 and under ski free Dec. 1-20; children 5 and under ski free all season. Season packages available, see website.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. (Black Mountain Express and Pallavicini lifts open 8:30 a.m. weekends and holidays).

Located: 68 miles from Denver, either via Interstate 70 west to Silverthorne (Exit 205), then 12 miles east on U.S. 6, or I-70 west to Loveland Pass (Exit 216), then 8 miles west on U.S. 6.


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Aspen Highlands

Season: Dec. 14-April 13

Information: 800-525-6200; aspensnowmass.com/aspen-highlands

Terrain: 1,040 acres. 36 percent expert; 16 percent advanced; 30 percent intermediate; 18 beginner. 122 trails, no terrain park. Summit: 11,675 feet. Base: 8,040 feet. Vertical: 3,635 feet. Longest run: 3.5 miles.

Lifts: 3 high-speed quads, 2 triples.

Family fun on the Gold Runner.
Family fun on the Gold Runner. (Carl Scofeild, Breckenridge Ski Resort)

Lift tickets: Single-day window price $117 (last year's price); visit aspensnowmass.com/deals or aspensnowmass.com/classicpass

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Located: 200 miles from Denver via I-70 and Colorado 82.

Aspen Mountain

Season: Nov. 28-April 20

Information: 800-525-6200; aspensnowmass.com/aspen-mountain

Terrain: 675 acres. 26 percent expert; 26 percent advanced; 48 percent intermediate; no beginner. 76 trails, no terrain park. Summit: 11,212 feet. Base: 7,945 feet. Vertical: 3,267 feet. Longest run: 3 miles.

Lifts: 1 gondola; 1 high-speed quad; 1 high-speed double; 2 quads; 3 doubles.

Lift tickets: Single-day window price $117 (last year's price); visit aspensnowmass.com/deals or aspensnowmass.com/classicpass

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Located: 200 miles from Denver via I-70 and Colorado 82.

Beaver Creek

Season: Nov. 27-April 20

Information:877-204-7883; beavercreek .com

Terrain: 1,832 acres. 39 percent expert; 42 percent intermediate; 19 percent beginner. 150 trails, 3 terrain parks. Summit: 11,440 feet. Base: 8,100 feet. Vertical: 3,340 feet. Longest run: 2.75 miles.

Lifts: 2 gondolas, 11 high-speed quads; 1 triple; 2 doubles; 9 surface/conveyors.

Lift tickets: Single-day window price $129 (last year's price). Multiday tickets prices vary and are available on the website. Best deal: Epic Pass ( epicpass.com)

Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily. (Hours extend over the season.)

Located: 120 miles west of Denver via I-70, to Avon (Exit 167). Enter roundabout, continue left going back under I-70. Go through four more roundabouts until the entrance to Beaver Creek.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Season: Nov. 8-April 20

Information: 970-453-5000, 800-789-7669, breckenridge.com

Terrain: 2,908 acres. 36 percent expert; 19 percent advanced; 31 percent intermediate; 14 percent beginner. 187 trails, 4 terrain parks (25 acres), 1 superpipe. Summit: 12,998 feet. Base: 9,600 feet. Vertical: 3,398 feet. Longest run: 3.5 miles.

Lifts: 1 eight-person gondola; 3 high-speed six-persons; 8 high-speed quads; 1 triple; 6 doubles; 4 surface; 8 carpets.

Lift tickets: Single-day window price $99 (last year's price). Discounts and multiday tickets prices vary and are available on the website. Lowest price guarantee with 7-day advance purchase.

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily early season, 8 a.m-4 p.m. regular season.

Located: 90 miles from Denver via I-70 west to Exit 203. Continue south on Colorado 9 to Breckenridge.

Buttermilk Mountain

Season: Dec. 14-April 6

Information: 800-525-6200; aspensnowmass.com/buttermilk

Terrain: 470 acres. 26 percent advanced; 39 percent intermediate; 35 percent beginner. 44 trails, 2 terrain parks. Summit: 9,900 feet. Base: 7,870 feet. Vertical: 2,030 feet. Longest run: 3 miles.

Lifts: 3 high-speed quads, 1 double, 2 handle tows, 2 ski/snowboard school lifts.

Lift tickets: Single-day window price $117 (last year's price); visit aspensnowmass.com/deals or aspensnowmass.com/classicpass

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Located: 200 miles from Denver via I-70 and Colorado 82.

Copper Mountain

Season: Nov. 1-April 20

Information: 866-841-2481; coppercolorado.com

Terrain: 2,465 acres. 18 percent expert; 36 percent advanced; 25 percent intermediate; 21 percent beginner. 140+ trails. Summit: 12,313 feet. Base: 9,712 feet. Vertical: 2,601 feet. Longest run: 2.8 miles.

Lifts: 1 high-speed six-person; 5 high-speed quads; 5 triples; 4 doubles; 8 surface and conveyor lifts.

Lift tickets: Single-day window price $109 (last year's price). Visit CopperColorado.com for discounts and multiday prices.

Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (base lifts until 4 p.m.); 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, holidays (base lifts until 4 p.m.)

Located: 75 miles from Denver via I-70 west at Exit 195.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Season: Nov. 27-April 6

Information: 800-600-2803; skicb.com

Terrain: 1,547 acres. 16 percent advanced; 58 percent intermediate; 26 percent beginner. 121 trails, 3 terrain parks plus a snowboard/skier cross course. Summit: 12,162 feet. Base: 9,375 feet. Vertical: overall 3,062 feet (includes hike to The Peak); lift served 2,775 feet. Longest run: 2.6 miles.

Lifts: 4 high-speed quads; 2 fixed-grip quads; 2 triples; 3 doubles; 2 surface; 2 carpets.

Lift tickets: Nov. 27-Dec. 13: Adult $59; youth 13-17, $53; child 7-12, $32; 65+, $47. Dec. 13-20, Jan. 6-March 6 and March 14-April 6: Adult $98; youth 13-17, $88; child 7-12, $54; 65+, $78; Dec. 21-Jan. 5: adult $101, youth 13-17, $91, child 7-12, $56, 65+, $81; March 8-15: Adult $98; youth 13-17, $88; child 7-12, $54; 65+, $78. Children 6 and under ski free all season. Discounted lift ticket packages available by calling 800-544-8448.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily (High Lift and East River Lift close at 3:30 p.m.; North Face Lift closes at 3 p.m.)

Located:230 miles from Denver via U.S. 285, U.S. 50 and Colorado 135.

Eldora Mountain Resort

Season: Nov. 22-mid-April

Information: 303-440-8700; eldora.com

Terrain: 680 acres. 30 percent advanced; 50 percent intermediate; 20 percent beginner. 53 trails, 3 terrain parks. Summit: 10,800 feet. Base: 9,200 feet. Vertical: 1,600 feet. Longest run: 3 miles.

Lifts: 2 quads; 2 triples; 4 doubles; 1 Poma; 2 conveyors.

Lift tickets: (last year's pricing) Adult full-day $79; child 6-15, $45; senior 65-74, $42; Senior Silver 75+ and children 5 and under, $10; adult half-day (starts at 12:30 p.m.) $64.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Located: 45 miles from Denver via I-25 north to U.S. 36 west. Head into Boulder, then take Canyon Boulevard (Colorado 119) west. Follow 119 to Nederland. Turn left at the roundabout. Continue south on 119 for 1 mile. Turn right on County Road 130 and follow signs to Eldora.

Howelsen Hill Ski Area

Season: Nov. 30-March 16 (conditions permitting)

Information: 970-879-8499; steamboatsprings.net/ski

Terrain: 50 acres. 10 percent expert; 40 percent advanced; 30 percent intermediate; 20 percent beginner. 15 trails, 1 terrain park. Summit: 7,136 feet. Base: 6,969 feet. Vertical: 440 feet. Longest run: 3,678 feet.

Lifts: 1 double; 1 Poma; 2 carpets.

Lift tickets: Adult full-day $20; youth 7-18 and senior 60+, $15; child 6 and under, $8. First Tracks Ticket (1-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday) $10; night ticket (5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 3:30-6 p.m. Tuesday and Friday) $10. Terrain park (no lift access) $10. One-way ticket $5. Nordic ticket (no lift) $13. All Access season pass: Adult $305, youth 7-18, $140; child 6 and under $50; 60+ $140. Alpine Only season pass: Adult $175, youth 7-18, $80; child 6 and under $35, 60+ $80. Nordic Only season pass: adult $150, youth 7-18, $80, child 6 and under $35, 60+ $80. Prices increase $30 each Dec. 1.

Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 1-6 p.m. Tuesday; 1-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 1-6 p.m. Friday. Closed Monday.

Located: 157 miles from Denver via I-70 west to Silverthorne (Exit 205). Then take Colorado 9 north 37 miles to Kremmling, then go west on U.S. 40 to Steamboat Springs (53 miles).

Keystone Resort

Season: Nov. 1-April 20

Information: 970-496-4386; keystoneresort.com

Terrain: 3,148 acres. 57 percent expert/advanced; 29 percent intermediate; 14 percent beginner. 131 trails, 5 terrain parks. Summit: 12,408 feet. Base: 6,900 feet. Vertical: 3,128 feet. Longest run: 3.5 miles.

Lifts: 2 gondolas; 5 high-speed quads; 1 high-speed six-person; 1 quad; 1 triple; 3 doubles; 7 surface; 6 carpets.

Lift tickets: Single-day window price $67-$114. One-day advance purchase at keystonetickets.com. Multiday advanced purchase lift ticket rates available on keystoneresort.com/plan-a-vacation/lift-tickets/lift-tickets-search.aspx

Hours: 8:30 a.m. (9 a.m. early season) and close at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. on night skiing evenings.

Located: 70 miles from Denver via I-70 west to Silverthorne (Exit 205). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left (east) at the stoplight onto U.S. 6. Go 6.2 miles into Keystone Resort.

Loveland Ski Area

Season: Open now, through early May

Information: 303-571-5580, 800-736-3754, skiloveland.com

Terrain: 1,800 acres. 46 percent expert/advanced; 41 percent intermediate; 13 percent beginner. 93 trails, 1 terrain park. Summit: 13,010 feet. Base: 10,800 feet. Vertical: 2,210 feet. Longest run: 2 miles.

Lifts: 3 quads; 3 triples; 2 doubles; 1 Poma surface lift; 1 magic carpet surface lift (for ski school only).

Lift tickets: Early-season pricing, through Dec. 13: adults $49, child 6-14, $25. Regular-season pricing, Dec. 14-April 13: adults $61, child 6-14, $27; child 5 and under free; 70+ season pass $89.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and holidays.

Located: 53 miles from Denver via I-70 west at Exit 216.

Monarch Mountain

Season: Weather permitting-April 13

Information: 888-996-7669; skimonarch.com

Terrain: 800 acres. 130 acres (16 percent) is hike-to terrain. The remaining 670 acres is 27 percent beginner, 30 percent more difficult, 43 percent most difficult. Hike-to terrain is 88 percent expert. 53 trails, 2 terrain parks. Summit: 11,952 feet. Base: 10,790 feet. Vertical: 1,162 feet. Longest run: 1 mile.

Lifts: 1 quad; 4 doubles; 1 surface lift; two conveyors for ski school.

Lift tickets: Adult $65; teens 13-15, $40; junior 7-12, $25; senior 62-68, $40; ages 6 and under and seniors 69+, free.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Located: 157 miles from Denver via U.S. 285 and U.S. 50.

Powderhorn-Grand Mesa

Season: Dec. 12-March 30 (could open earlier or stay open later, weather permitting)

Information: 970-268-5700; powderhorn.com

Terrain: 1,600 acres, 600 skiable. 30 percent advanced/ expert; 50 percent intermediate; 20 percent beginner. 63 trails, 2 terrain parks, 1 tubing hill. Summit: 9,850 feet. Base: 8,200 feet. Vertical: 1,650 feet. Longest run: 2.2 miles.

Lifts: 1 quad; 2 doubles; 2 surface.

Lift tickets: Adult full day $59; youth and senior $51.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Located:250 miles from Denver via I-70 west to Exit 49 south on Colorado 65. Go 20 miles on 65 and look for Powderhorn on your right.

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort

Season: Nov. 29-March 30 (extended season based on conditions)

Information: 970-247-9000; 800-525-0892; skipurg.com

Terrain: 1,360 acres. 35 percent expert/advanced; 45 percent intermediate; 20 percent beginner. 88 trails, 5 terrain parks. Summit: 10,822 feet. Base: 8,793 feet. Vertical: 2,029 feet.

Lifts: 1 high-speed six-person; 1 high-speed quad; 4 triples; 3 doubles; 1 magic carpet.

Lift tickets: Adult full-day $77; youth 13-17, $60; seniors 65-79, $66, super senior 80+, $30; child 6-12, $46.

Hours:9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Located: 337 miles from Denver via US-285 South to US-160 West, to US-550 North.

Silverton Mountain

Season:Dec. 21-April 13

Information: 970-387-5706; silvertonmountain.com

Terrain: 1,819 acres. 100 percent expert/advanced. 69 trails, 1 terrain park. Summit: 12,300 feet. Base: 10,400 feet. Vertical: 1,900 feet. Longest run: 1 mile. Plus heli skiing on more than 22,000 acres.

Lifts: 1 double.

Lift tickets: (regular season): Adult full-day $99-$139 guided; $49 unguided; all day guide (per person) includes lift ticket; $159 Heli Drops.

Hours:Vary; seasons go back and forth between guided and unguided. Call or visit website for schedule.

Located: 359 miles from Denver via I-70 to U.S. 50, to U.S. 550. Drive through the town of Silverton and turn left onto Colorado 110A for 7 miles.

Ski Granby Ranch

Season: Dec. 11-April 6

Information: 888-850-4615; granby ranch.com

Terrain: 406 acres. 25 percent expert/advanced; 45 percent intermediate; 30 percent beginner. 41 trails, 6 terrain parks. Summit: 9,202 feet. Base: 8,202 feet. Vertical: 1,000 feet. Longest run: 1.5 miles. Night skiing 5-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Jan. 3-April 5.

Lifts: 2 quads; 1 triple; 1 double; 1 surface.

Lift tickets: (regular season): Adult full-day $64; child 6-12 $44; senior 61-69 $49; kids 5 and under free, seniors 70+ $15.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Located: 78 miles from Denver via I-70 to U.S. 40, Exit 232. Continue on U.S. 40 over Berthoud Pass, 15 miles north of Winter Park.

Ski Cooper

Season: Dec. 14-April 6

Information: 719-486-3684, 800-707-6114; skicooper.com

Terrain: 400 acres. 30 percent expert/advanced; 40 percent intermediate; 30 percent beginner. 35 trails, 1 terrain park. Summit: 11,700 feet. Base: 10,500 feet. Vertical: 1,200 feet. Longest run: 1.4 miles. 2,400 acres snow cat tour skiing on Chicago Ridge.

Lifts: 1 triple; 1 double; 3 surface (including magic carpet surface lift).

Lift tickets: Adult full-day $47; child 6-14 $27; senior 60-69 $36; 70+ $24.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Located: 110 miles from Denver via I-70 and U.S. 24.

Snowmass

Season:Nov. 28-April 20

Information: 800-525-6200; aspensnowmass.com/snowmass

Terrain: 3,332 acres. 30 percent expert; 17 percent advanced; 47 percent intermediate; 6 percent beginner. 94 trails, 3 terrain parks. Summit: 12,510 feet. Base: 8,104 feet. Vertical: 4,406 feet. Longest run: 5.3 miles.

Lifts: 1 eight-person gondola; 1 high-speed six-person; 1 six-person gondola; 7 high-speed quads; 2 quads; 3 doubles; 4 ski/snowboard school lifts (including carpets); 2 platter pulls.

Lift tickets: Single-day window price $117 (last year's price); visit aspensnowmass.com/deals or aspensnowmass.com/classicpass

Hours: The Sky Cab opens at 8 a.m.; the Cirque lift opens at 10 a.m.; the Village Express opens at 8:30 a.m.; all other lifts open at 9 a.m. Last lift closes at 4 p.m. daily.

Located: 200 miles from Denver via I-70 and Colorado 82.

Steamboat Springs

Season: Nov. 27-April 13

Information: 800-922-2722, 970-879-6111; steamboat.com

Terrain: 2,965 acres. 44 percent expert/advanced; 42 percentintermediate; 14 percent beginner. 165 trails, 4 terrain parks. Summit: 10,568 feet. Base: 6,900 feet. Vertical: 3,668 feet. Longest run: 3.1 miles.

Lifts: 1 gondola; 1 six-person express; 5 high-speed quads; 1 quad; 6 triples; 2 doubles; 2 surface.

Lift tickets: Single-day window price $80-$109 (last year's pricing). Multiday ticket prices vary and are available on steamboat.com/tickets.

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily.

Located: 157 miles from Denver via I-70 west to Silverthorne (Exit 205). Then Colorado 9 north 37 miles to Kremmling, then go west 53 miles on U.S. 40 to Steamboat Springs.

Sunlight Mountain Resort

Season:Dec. 6-March 30

Information: 800-445-7930, 970-945-7491; sunlightmtn.com

Terrain:680 acres. 5 percent expert; 20 percent advanced; 55 percent intermediate; 20 percent beginner. 67 trails, 1 terrain park. Summit: 9,895 feet. Base: 7,885 feet. Vertical: 2,010 feet. Longest run: 2.5 miles.

Lifts: 1 triple; 2 doubles.

Lift tickets: Adult full-day $57; child 6-12 and young senior 65-79, $45; child 5 and under and senior 80+, free.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Located: 10901 County Road 117, Glenwood Springs, 160 miles from Denver via I-70 to Colorado 82 south and County Road 117 to Glenwood Springs.

Telluride Ski Resort

Season: Nov. 28-April 6

Information: 800-778-8581; tellurideskiresort.com

Terrain: 2,000+ acres. 41 percent expert/advanced; 36 percent intermediate; 23 percent beginner. 127 trails, 3 terrain parks. Summit: 13,150 feet. Base: 8,725 feet. Vertical: 4,425 feet. Longest run: 4.6 miles (Galloping Goose).

Lifts: 2 high-speed gondolas; 7 high-speed quads; 1 fixed quad; 2 triples; 2 doubles; 2 surface; 2 carpets.

Lift tickets: Single-day window price $69-$106; visit tellurideskiresort.com/pass

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Located: 330 miles from Denver via I-70 to Grand Junction and go south on U.S. 50 to Montrose. Continue south on U.S. 550 to Ridgway, then turn right onto Colorado 62. Follow this to Colorado 145 and turn left. Follow the signs into Telluride.

Vail

Season: Nov. 22-April 20

Information: 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245); vail.com

Terrain: 5,289 acres. 53 percent expert/advanced; 29 percent intermediate; 18 percent beginner. 193 trails, 3 terrain parks. Summit: 11,570 feet. Base: 8,120 feet. Vertical: 3,450 feet. Longest run: 4 miles.

Lifts: 2 gondolas; 1 high-speed six-passenger; 15 high-speed quads; 1 fixed-grip quad; 3 fixed-grip triples; 3 surface, 6 conveyors.

Lift tickets: Single-day window $90-$129 adults, $63-$89 children (last year's pricing). Discounts and multi-day tickets available on the website.

Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily (early season), hours extend over the course of the season.

Located: 100 miles west of Denver via I-70.

Winter Park Resort

Season: Nov. 13-April 20

Information: 970-726-1564; winterparkresort.com

Terrain: 3,081 acres. 55 percent expert; 19 percent advanced; 18 percent intermediate; 8 percent beginner. 143 trails, 6 terrain parks. Summit: 12,060 feet. Base: 9,000 feet. Vertical: 3,060 feet. Longest run: 4.9 miles (Village Way).

Lifts: 2 high-speed six-persons; 7 high-speed express quads; 4 triples; 6 doubles; 3 surface; 1 rope tow and 1 Village Cabriolet.

Lift tickets: Single-day window price $65-$109 (last year's pricing). Discounts and multiday tickets prices available on website.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends and holidays. Eagle Wind closes at 2:15 p.m. Panoramic Express and Pioneer Express close at 3 p.m.

Located: 67 miles from Denver via I-70 to Exit 232, then U.S. 40.

Wolf Creek Ski Area

Season:Nov. 8-April 6 (could open earlier, weather permitting)

Information: 970-264-5639; ski report: 800-754-9653; wolfcreekski.com

Terrain: 1,600 acres. 20 percent expert; 25 percent advanced; 35 percent intermediate; 20 percent beginner. 77 trails, no terrain park. Summit: 11,904 feet. Base: 10,300 feet. Vertical: 1,604 feet. Longest run: 2 miles.

Lifts: 2 high-speed quads; 1 quad; 1 triple; 1 double; 1 high-speed Poma; 1 carpet.

Lift tickets: Adult full-day $58; child ages 6-12 and senior 65+, $31; adult half-day $45; child and senior half-day $24; child 5 and under, $6; 80+ free.

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Located: 246 miles from Denver via U.S. 285 and U.S. 160.

Compiled by Vickie Heath, The Denver Post