Group Planner: Colorado Spring Break in the Snow


It’s a time-honored dilemma: to spend Spring Break in the snow or the sun. We figure we would lay out some ideas for both. This week we’ll look at the snow, and the beach next. Given the waves of polar vortexes this year, this could be a great year to hit the slopes, so let’s focus on Colorado as the target destination.

Silverton Mountain, Colorado

Silverton Mountain in southwest Colorado is for those who know what they are doing on the slopes, and is billed as an all thrills and no frills experience. According to PowderHounds, Silverton has a “relaxed vibe, limited infrastructure and plenty of awesome powder and terrain for taking.” There’s 1,819 acres of terrain, serviced by one chair lift taking skiers up 12,300 feet. They get about 400-inches of snow per season, and the low numbers of skiers keeps the powder in supply.

Wolf Creek Ski Area, Colorado

The Wolf Creek ski area boasts the most snow in Colorado, averaging 465-inches per season. Similarly to Silverton, Wolf Creek is not a destination, but it is favored by the locals and those who know good skiing. Located in southwest Colorado, there’s 1,600 acres of ski terrain with areas for all experience levels.

Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado

Of the three top ski areas listed by PowderHound, Telluride is the most recognizable. Once a small mining town, it’s now a destination point for skiers and those looking for a charming getaway. The Telluride ski terrain is 2,000 acres and growing, and has a lift-serviced vertical drop with 3,845-feet. Unlike Wolf Creek and Silverton, there’s more than enough infrastructure to get you where you want to go. There are 18-lifts, two of which are high speed gondolas, plus seven high speed quads. Telluride is a great spot if your group travel has participants with varying experience levels in skiing. There are slopes for all to enjoy. Besides, if you want to shake things up, you can take the group dog sledding, horseback riding or book time at the spas.

There’s no shortage of skiing options in Colorado, but these can help develop inspiration for your next group travel trip. Get started on building your itinerary with local attractions and restaurants. Regardless of where you go, we can help you find the coach to serve your group’s needs, be it for ten or 50 passengers. Check out our charter directory at BusRates.com to find the safe and green transportation for your group across the United States and Canada.