Resort To Skiing

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Jacob Mitchell, Staff Writer

Last week was spring break, which means many Keller families just got back from skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Skiing in the Rockies is a very popular during this time because it’s a perfect climate for snow sports and relaxing. The states of New Mexico and Colorado have capitalized on this market by allowing many ski resorts to open up in their mountains. But with so many resorts, it’s hard to choose just one to spend your spring break at. Here is a review of some of the most popular resorts so you can get an idea of where you want to spend your next ski trip!

Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin is a smaller resort located at the base of the continental divide on Loveland Pass in  the Colorado Rockies. At an elevation of 13,050 ft. there are over 950 skiable acres and over 100 trails to shred through. This resort is a great option for people that want an area that will be easy to stay with the family. It’s also a great option if you’re looking to save money on lift tickets considering they go for about $75 a day.

Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain is one of the premier resorts in Colorado, offering many different terrains. It’s a rather larger resort with 2,465 acres of skiable land and hundreds of fun trails. There are many easy runs for beginners while also providing a lot of advanced trails for the experienced riders. One of the best parts of Copper Mountain is its Woodward terrain park which is full of rails and ramps for the thrill seekers. At $100 a day for a lift ticket, it’s relatively cheap to ski, making it a bargain for the quality Mountain you’re on.

Taos

Taos is considered one of the best Resorts in New Mexico, located at Kachina Peak in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. This resort has about 110 trails on 1,294 acres in total. Although it’s a good resort, the southern location causes the snow to melt earlier and causes for a more slush experience during spring break. The lift tickets are only about $85 per day, making it an affordable option. So if you’re interested in staying closer to Texas and saving money then Taos is perfect for you!

Breckinridge

Breckenridge is one of the best ski resorts in the world, located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. This resort is huge; a total of 2908 acres of skiable terrain. At an elevation of 12,998 feet, skiers are able to ride down 187 different trails. Not only is the skiing as good as it gets, the town of Breckenridge is very enticing. The nightlife and shops around town are a major plus for travelers that don’t like to ski as much. The only downside to Breckenridge is the price. For $150 per lift ticket, skiers better be ready to pay. But all in all Breckenridge doesn’t disappoint.