Great Friendly Ski Runs For Beginners In Colorado

Skiing anywhere in Rocky Mountains can be intimidating, especially for the new skier. But almost all of the resorts have not only beginner, but also family friendly skiing. You just have to know where to look:


Vail is famous for family-friendly skiing. Vail has trails suitable for all levels of skiers, from beginners to experts.

Beginning skiers will enjoy the green runs on the front side of the resort. For a bit more a challenge take the Gopher Hill chair in Golden Peak or Chair 15 at the top of the gondola. Once you get your feet under you, try the Meadows – a fun run off the Avanti Express. If you have kids there is a center for children’s activities such as snow biking as well as an extensive ski school.

Beaver Creek

Right up the street from Vail is Vail-owned Beaver Creek. It features a snowboard school and a gondola as well as an equally extensive ski school. You can ski all day and then take a twilight snowshoe ending with hot cocoa and cookies.

When you are dine with skiing for the day, the villages of Beaver Creek (there are three), have gift shops, inviting restaurants, and art galleries. For your teens, there is a pizza party and the anti-gravity center.


Keystone's return clients will not fail to mention the gondola rides and vast ski land, the impressive park and wonderful villages for you to explore. Beginners should try the trails just beneath the summit of Dercum Mountain. Use the gondola on river run to arrive at the summit house.

For lessons, you’ll head a short distance opposite the Ranger Chairlift.

Buttermilk Ski Resort

Buttermilk ski resort, although lesser known features amazing views of Colorado’s highest peaks, even if you’re a beginner.

It features a park and pipe and theWinter X games superpipes for skiers of all levels and gumption.

Steamboat Springs

The mountain culture and views of the Rocky Mountains at Steamboat are more than enough to get your heart pumping for skiing.

Steamboat resort practices terrain shaping, a technology that helps trim shape the ski terrain to provide a variety of runs for every level of snowboarder and skier. Their well-known instructional staff will have you heading down hill in no time.

Copper Mountain

Like all the aforementioned resorts, Copper Mountain has a place for beginners away from the distraction of fast-moving skiers.  Copper Ski and Ride School provides group lessons to people of all ages; Individual lessons are also available.

To boost your confidence, you can begin with the indoor ramps and springboards before taking your newfound skills out to the snow, something that not all ski resorts offer.

Breckenridge Resort

Breckenridge ski resort five peaks that have been connected. The mountains feature terrain for all levels with Peak 9 being ideal for new skiers. It is also known for it’s summer fun; take a trip and see the mountains in full-fall colors to get you excited for winter.

Winter Park

Families have been going to Winter Park for years due to its reputation of having a family-friendly atmosphere. Private family lessons are available so you can watch your little ones learn to ski.

Three thousand acres are available for skiing and the resort stretches between two mountains. There are trails reserved for all levels from green circles to double black diamonds. The area has modern amenities, great lodging, and gift shops.

Regardless of the reputation of the Rockies, the resorts have plenty of runs for skiers of every level. So get your winter gear all ready and plan your next ski vacation.