The Five Best Snowboarding Mountains in Colorado

We’ve all gone to ski resort only to be disappointed by short runs that keep you from experiencing that full on, ground rush happenin’, adrenalin ride that leaves you with a perma-grin and that puckered feeling, one that reminds you you are still alive and kickin’, not just some Monday thru Friday corporate drone.

Colorado is well known as a global ski resort mecca with a myriad of places to ski and snowboard yourself into oblivion. The following five mountains will give you the longest and most exhilarating ride possible based on the “True-up Vertical Decent”. First a note about True-up Vertical Decent – this is a metric developed by Mountain Vertical that measures the actual skiability of a mountain. The difference in actual usable land between the highest point (start of the run) of the mountain and the lowest point (end of the run) is True-up Vertical Decent.

Colorado’s Five Longest Runs

  1. Snowmass Ski Resort, Aspen
    1. True-up Vertical Decent = 4,030 feet (or about 14 football fields)
    2. Skiable Acreage = 3,000 to 3,500 acres
  1. Teluride Ski Resort
    1. True-up Vertical Decent = 3,830 feet
    2. Skiable Acreage = 2,000 to 2,500 acres
  1. Aspen Highlands Ski Resort
    1. True-up Vertical Decent = 3,572 feet
    2. Skiable Acreage = 1,000 to 1,500 acres
  1. Beaver Creek Ski Resort
    1. True-up Vertical Decent = 3,340 feet
    2. Skiable Acreage = 1,500 to 2,000 acres
  1. Aspen Mountain/Ajax Ski Resort
    1. True-up Vertical Decent = 3,267 feet
    2. Skiable Acreage = 500 to 750 acres

So, the next time you are planning your ski or snowboarding adventures and you want the longest run possible check out these premier Colorado resorts and let yourself free!