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

Natasha Gardner
Natasha Gardner
Natasha Gardner is a Denver-based writer and the former Articles Editor for 5280.