Value/Budget

Wolf Creek

Wolfie is one of the few family-owned resorts in the country. It’s small, the runs are short, but the place receives the most snow in the state, averaging 456 inches a year. Stashes of hits are tucked away, there’re slivers of sweet sidecountry and the hot springs of Pagosa Springs are only a half hour away.

 

Pass Deal

Epic Pass

As if the unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin, Eldora plus Afton Alps, Minnesota and Mt Brighton, Michigan weren’t enough, the Epic Pass also comes with five days of riding at Verbier, Switzerland and five consecutive days in the legendary Arlberg, Austria. Start planning your shred-cation now.

($689, Adult)

 

Libation Station

Maybe it’s old Midwest brewery ties, but Coloradans sure are passionate about their barley sodas. So much so that there are too many microbrews to list. The most prominent are probably New Belgium or Dale’s, but dip into any liquor store or watering hole and you’ll find offerings other than CL Smooth, maybe even some handcraft spirits and wines, which seem to be on the rise.