Excellent downhill ski areas are a relatively short distance from Boulder. National forest and park service lands are open to cross-country skiers wherever there’s snow. Maps of national forest and park locations are available at retail stores specializing in mountain sports. Wherever you go, be alert to snow and weather conditions. Remember that storms might approach quickly during the winter, and the State Patrol might require chains or adequate snow tires for traveling on mountain roads. Drive and ski carefully! Colorado Department of Transportation Information Hotline: 303-639-1111 | cotrip.com
Colorado Ski Country Report: 303-825-SNOW (7669) | www.coloradoski.com
See also Mountain Safety.