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The sunshine state is known for it’s skiing and it’s a population travel destination during the winter months. According to the Denver Post, Colorado ski areas saw 13 million visitors during the 2015-2016 ski season. That number is supposed to increase this year, which has many people flocking to Colorado’s ski towns for the season. Find out what rent prices are in some of the most popular areas.
Average Rents in Colorado Ski Towns
Elevation: 8,022 ft
Vail boasts the 3rd largest ski resort in the country with more than 5,200 acres of ski and snowboard area. The picturesque village is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike, making it one of the most visited ski areas. At $2,200 per month for a 2-bedroom, it is the 2nd most expensive destination on our list.
Elevation: 7,908 ft
Coming in at $3,660 per month is Aspen, which makes it the priciest rent price on our list. With four large ski areas close-by, there’s plenty of variety. Skiers can choose from Snowmass Ski Resort, Aspen Mountain Ski Resort, Aspen Highlands Ski Resort, and Buttermilk Mountain Ski Area.
3. Steamboat Springs
Elevation: 6,732 ft
Steamboat has 2 major ski areas: Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelson Ski Area. Steamboat has produced more winter Olympians than any other town in North America, which has earned it the nickname “Ski Town USA.”
Elevation: 9,600 ft
Breck is nestled in the Tenmile Range of the Rocky Mountains. Breckenridge Ski Resort is consistently one of the most visited ski resports in the country, which may have to do with the fact that it’s just a little over 2 hours from the Denver International Airport. It also made winter sport history when it became the first resort in Colorado to allow snow boarding.
5. Crested Butte
Elevation: 8,909 ft
Crested Butte is known as “the last great Colorado ski town” for good reason. At 8,909 ft, this town has the highest elevation on our list. It’s home to Crested Butte Mountain Resort, located in Mount Crested Butte, and the surrounding mountains have some of the greatest backcountry skiing in the state. It’s also known as “the Nordic ski capital of Colorado” with miles of groomed trails and spectacular views.
Elevation: 8,750 ft
The former mining town is now known for its skiing and music festivals. Telluride Ski Resort is nestled in the San Juan mountains, which is in southwest Colorado. Visitors can stay in town or in Mountain Village, which is connected by a gondola that serves as a unique form of free transportation.
7. Pagosa Springs
Elevation: 7,126 ft
Pagosa Springs is known for its hot springs, and it’s also within 23 miles of Wolf Creek ski area. Wolf Creek is located in the San Juan mountains and lift tickets are less expensive than those at many of the other Colorado ski areas. There is also excellent cross country skiing available. The average rent price is also the lowest on our list at $1,315 per month for a 2-bedroom.