How do Colorado Ski Resorts Compare for Hosting Youth Groups?

Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Keystone and Breckenridge are all great Colorado ski resorts, and each one offers different features that make it attractive for youth groups on a ski retreat.  We’ve provided the list below to help you select the best resort for your group.


Winter Park

  • Always a great place for youth groups
  • Open Air Chair from Vintage hotel to ski area
  • Village at Winter Park – great retail, restaurants, lodging
  • Panoramic Express lift – highest 6-pack chair lift in North America
  • Time to meet  “The Seven Territories”

Copper Mountain

  • Walk-to-the-lifts lodging
  • Great beginner lesson school
  • Snow tubing, parks, pipes, and much more
  • Don’t miss Woodward at Copper, the first indoor/outdoor ski and snowboard camp on the planet!

Crested Butte

  • NEWEST addition to the Vail Resorts family of mountains
  • Fantastic value, a safe resort and town and a memorable trip
  • Direct flights from Dallas/Fort Worth area
  • Fly into Gunnison and be on the slopes in less than an hour
  • Adventure Park includes: 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 with 3,128 vertical feet of groomers, bowls, bumps and glades
  • State-of-the-art eight passenger Gondola in River Run Village
  • Great meeting room space
  • Night skiing PLUS use tickets at Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and limited days at Breckenridge, 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

Looking for options outside Colorado? Summit Quest can help with those, too. We service ski areas across North America – from small and cozy to giant resorts, so let us know where you are looking and we can help you make it happen.

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