Denver's access to great skiing is well known. Loveland, A-Basin, Winter Park / Mary Jane and Keystone are all within an hour's drive of the Mile High City. Even closer is Echo Mountain Park, a small, local peak that is great for terrain parks and casual days out on its modest slopes. Of course the big boys -- Breckenridge, Vail and Copper Mountain -- are only about 90 minutes away and are world class when it comes to sheer variety of terrain and conditions. While weekends can get busy, sneaking away on a weekday to Colorado's best ski areas is a special treat. With lifts that go up to 13,000 feet, there's no shortage of great runs and incredible views. Oh and the apres-ski scene is pretty lively as well! Skiing is in Denver's DNA and the wealth of options makes it one of America's top ski towns.