Before and After: Ski Slopes

February 25 2014, 10:10 AM

Right around this time each year, we start to dream of summer—and hope that it stays snowy in the mountains as long as possible. Since we can’t have it all, here’s the next best thing: Gorgeous winter and summer views of three ski slope areas. Use the slide ruler to have the best of worlds—and click through for more.

Where: Telluride Ski Resort

Number of Runs: 127

Miles from Denver: 363 (via I-70)

—Image courtesy of Telluride Tourism Board/Ryan Bonneau

Where: Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Number of Runs: 110

Miles from Denver: 68

—Images courtesy of Dave Camara/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (winter) and Adrienne Saia Isaac/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (summer)

Where: Sunlight Mountain Resort

Number of Runs: 67

Miles from Denver: 160

—Image courtesy of Sunlight Mountain Resort; research by Jesse Bishop

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