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Best Colorado Beginner Skiing
Winter Park is one of the best beginner ski resorts in Colorado. There are several areas of the mountain that are designed specifically for beginners like Sorenson Park and Discovery Park. There are several surface carpet lifts at the base of Winter Park and there are also beginner ski trails higher up on the mountain.
This ski resort has every different type of ski terrain that you can imagine, but the majority of the ski trails here are for beginners and intermediate skiers. The top of the mountain has some great expert ski terrain as well, but I recommend this resort mostly for beginners and families with children. It also has a great terrain park, great nightlife, and it is one of the best Colorado ski resorts for apres ski activities.
Buttermilk (Aspen/Snowmass Area)
Buttermilk is known as the beginner's ski resort of the Roaring Fork Valley. This is a small ski area with mild terrain. Snowmass is located just down the road from buttermilk and this resort has more beginner ski terrain than Buttermilk. However, Buttermilk is a smaller ski area with less skier traffic, so it can be a more comfortable place for beginners to learn to ski.