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Flying to Colorado ski areas and resorts

I never thought about how easy or hard it may be to get to Colorado’s resorts. Having lived here my whole life I didn’t appreciate what a hassle it might be (used to be) to coordinate going from door to door. Here’s how you can get to the various Colorado ski areas and resorts:

Denver International Airport (DIA)

This central hub is the easiest to fly into from across the country (even the world) and within a two hour drive you can arrive at:

Regional Airports

From DIA it’s actually possible to connect to regional airports serving the following locales on the western slope:

In addition to Aspen and Eagle…


American Airlines has announced new daily non-stop flights from both Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles for the winter season beginning December 15, 2011.

Frontier will continue to offer four daily flights to Aspen/Snowmass from their Denver hub for a total of up to 30 daily flights in and out of Aspen/Snowmass on three airlines.

More details can be found at flyaspensnowmass.com.

Vail/Eagle County Airport

The Vail/Eagle County Airport serves the following:

More details can be found at snow.com.

Once you get to Colorado you need to get to the resort. While there are plenty of shuttle services at DIA and Eagle, I’ve learned that Colorado Mountain Express (CME) is one of the more prominent services in the area. Learn more at coloradomountainexpress.com.