How do Colorado Ski Resorts Compare for Hosting Youth Groups?

Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Keystone and Breckenridge are all great ski resorts, and each one offers different features that make it attractive for youth groups on a ski retreat.


Winter Park

  • Great place for youth groups
  • Open Air Chair from Vintage hotel to ski area
  • Village at Winter Park – retail, restaurants, lodging
  • Panoramic Express – highest 6-pack chair lift in North America
  • 4th night FREE with several lodging properties

Copper Mountain

  • Walk-to-the-lifts lodging
  • Great beginner lesson school
  • Snow tubing, parks, pipes, and much more
  • Woodward at Copper, the first indoor/outdoor ski and snowboard camp on the planet!
  • Complimentary pizza party for groups of 20 or more (only offered at select times)

Crested Butte

  • Direct flights from DFW
  • Fly into Gunnison and be on the slopes in an hour
  • Adventure Park: climbing wall, ice skating, bungee trampoline, tubing hill
  • Colorado’s last great ski town – laid back in attitude
  • Great place to connect with people and the great outdoors


  • Summit County’s largest ski resort – 3,128 vertical feet of groomers, bowls, bumps and glades.
  • State-of-the-art 8 passenger Gondola in River Run Village
  • Great meeting room space
  • Night skiing PLUS use tickets at Keystone/Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, and limited days at Vail and Beaver Creek


  • Four huge peaks, five terrain parks, four half pipes, two speedy six-packs and BRECKCONNECT Gondola
  • Great lodging, shopping and nightlife
  • Use your tickets at Breckenridge/Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and limited days at Vail and Beaver Creek


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