For winter sports enthusiasts and slope newbies alike, few states boast a wealth of ski resorts quite like Colorado. At the best resorts in this Rocky Mountain region, you'll find powdery snow, winding trails, and varied terrain to suit every skier. When it comes to après-ski, however, every location brings something new to the table. From foodies looking for fine dining to workaholics in search of relaxation, every snow-seeking traveler can find their dream trip in Colorado.

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01Vail

One of the world's largest ski resorts, Vail is home to over 30 lifts, almost 200 runs for all skill levels, and over 5,000 acres of pure skiing bliss. For pillowy powder slopes, unlike anywhere else in Colorado, you have to check out Vail's Blue Sky Basin. This resort is also a culinary hotspot filled with delectable dining establishments where you can refuel after a long day of skiing. Vail Village is the place to be for world foods like sushi and tacos. Alternatively, try restaurants in Lionshead for the best grills and BBQs.