Chapman Hill Ski Area

Chapman Hill Ski Area is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Durango, CO. We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Chapman Hill Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Chapman Hill Ski Area is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Chapman Hill Ski Area.

Chapman Hill Ski Area Lodging:

Chapman Hill Ski Area Terrain Overview

Chapman Hill Ski Area has a total of 25 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Chapman Hill Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 7 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 3 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Chapman Hill Ski Area's slopes see on average 71 inches (28 cm) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
7(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
71"(28 cm)

Chapman Hill Ski Area Elevation

Chapman Hill Ski Area has a summit elevation of 6,555 feet, or 1,998 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,155 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 400 feet (122 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Chapman Hill Ski Area's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
6,555'(1,998 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
400'(122 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,155'(1,876 m)

Chapman Hill Ski Area Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
49out of 100
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Chapman Hill Ski Area can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 84% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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.

Skiiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Chapman Hill Ski Area has 7 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Chapman Hill Ski Area is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 16% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 84%.
16%(1 acres)

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.

Blue Square
24%(2 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
60%(4 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Chapman Hill Ski Area good for beginners?

Chapman Hill Ski Area can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 84% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Chapman Hill Ski Area Location

Chapman Hill Ski Area is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Durango, CO.

Durango, CO 81301 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
37.28300, -107.86800

Getting to Chapman Hill Ski Area

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Chapman Hill Ski Area), its coordinates of 37.28300, -107.86800 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Durango, 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 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 Chapman Hill Ski Area.

San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman FieldALSAlamosa, CO110 mi
Grand Junction Regional AirportGJTGrand Junction, CO132 mi
Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy FieldASEAspen, CO144 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Chapman Hill Ski Area, 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 Chapman Hill Ski Area.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Hesperus Ski AreaHesperus, CO8,888 ft47%10 mi
PurgatoryDurango, CO10,822 ft51%14 mi
Kendall Mountain Ski AreaSilverton, CO9,596 ft19%38 mi
SilvertonSilverton, CO13,847 ft100%39 mi
TellurideTelluride, CO13,320 ft89%45 mi
Wolf CreekPagosa Springs, CO11,904 ft50%60 mi
Powderhorn Ski ResortPowderhorn, CO9,850 ft58%81 mi

Chapman Hill Ski Area Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation6,555 ft
Base Elevation6,155 ft
Vertical Drop400 ft
(16% Beginner,  24% Intermediate,  60% Expert)
Skiable Acres7
Avg. Annual Snowfall71 inches
Chapman Hill Ski Area Mountain Stats