Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort is permanently closed.
Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Kremmling, CO.
We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Bluebird Backcountry stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Bluebird Backcountry is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Bluebird Backcountry around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Bluebird Backcountry Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Bluebird Backcountry has a total of 28 ski trails, which are serviced by 0 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 4,200 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,700 hectares, 6.6 square miles, or 17.0 square kilometers.
Bluebird Backcountry's slopes see on average 240 inches (6.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 20 feet every year!
Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort Elevation
Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 9,845 feet, or 3,001 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 8,600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,245 feet (379 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 9,845 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort Difficulty Level
60out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Bluebird Backcountry has 4,200 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Bluebird Backcountry's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 25% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 60% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort good for beginners?
Bluebird Backcountry is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 40% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort Location
Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Kremmling, CO.
Kremmling, CO 80459 USA
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Getting to Bluebird Backcountry Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort), its coordinates of 40.39900, -106.54900 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Kremmling, CO to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort.
|Denver International Airport||DEN||Denver, CO||106 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Bluebird Backcountry.
|Eagle County Regional Airport||EGE||Eagle, CO||56 mi|
|Laramie Regional Airport||LAR||Laramie, WY||78 mi|
|Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field||ASE||Aspen, CO||83 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort.
|Howelsen Hill Ski Area||Seamboat Springs, CO||7,136 ft||46%||16 mi|
|Steamboat||Clark, CO||10,568 ft||79%||35 mi|
|Ski Granby Ranch||Granby, CO||9,202 ft||32%||52 mi|
|Vail||Vail, CO||11,570 ft||79%||53 mi|
|Beaver Creek||Beaver Creek, CO||11,440 ft||64%||54 mi|
|Winter Park Resort||Winter Park, CO||12,060 ft||86%||55 mi|
|Snowy Range||Laramie, WY||10,000 ft||41%||56 mi|
|Loveland Ski Area||Dillon, CO||13,010 ft||65%||60 mi|
|Eldora||Nederland, CO||10,600 ft||50%||61 mi|
|Keystone||Dillon, CO||12,408 ft||76%||64 mi|
|Copper Mountain||Frisco, CO||12,441 ft||69%||68 mi|
|Breckenridge||Breckenridge, CO||12,998 ft||83%||69 mi|
|Ski Cooper||Leadville, CO||11,700 ft||56%||73 mi|
|Echo Mountain Resort||Idaho Springs, CO||10,650 ft||28%||73 mi|
|Sunlight Mountain||Glenwood Springs, CO||9,895 ft||66%||81 mi|
|Aspen Mountain Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,212 ft||82%||85 mi|
|Aspen Highlands Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,675 ft||78%||85 mi|
|Aspen Ski Resorts||Snowmass Village, CO||12,510 ft||70%||87 mi|
|Aspen Snowmass||Snowmass Village, CO||12,510 ft||68%||87 mi|
Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||9,845 ft|
|Base Elevation||8,600 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,245 ft|
(15% Beginner, 25% Intermediate, 60% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||240 inches|