November 17, 2013Updated: November 19, 2013 at 8:54 am
Winter in Colorado - it doesn't have to be all about dicey mountain passes, deadly avalanches and Jack Nicholson frozen in the snow. It can be fun.
Colorado is a winter lover's paradise. More than 11 million people visited our ski areas last winter, nearly twice as many as the next state, California. Thanks to competition for Front Range skier dollars, you can buy season passes for multiple mountains at prices that would make skiers in most other states green with envy.
We also have ski resort towns that hum to life once the snow falls, with enough shopping and dining options to blow your budget in one night.
For those who love the quiet beauty of the snow-bound wilderness, the opportunities for snow-shoeing and backcountry skiing are endless. There are cabins and yurts to provide a warm place to sleep far from any highway.
So get out of the house and enjoy winter in Colorado. Let this be your guide.