Cranor Hill Ski Area
Cranor Hill Ski Area is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Gunnison, CO.
We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Cranor Hill Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Cranor Hill Ski Area is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket 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 work with Cranor Hill Ski Area. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Cranor Hill Ski Area's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Cranor Hill Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Cranor Hill Ski Area Terrain Overview
Cranor Hill Ski Area has a total of 0 ski trails, which are serviced by 1 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Cranor Hill Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 45 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 18 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Cranor Hill Ski Area Elevation
Cranor Hill Ski Area has a summit elevation of 7,000 feet, or 2,133 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,695 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 305 feet (93 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Cranor 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.
Cranor Hill Ski Area Difficulty Level
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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
Cranor Hill Ski Area has 45 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Cranor Hill Ski Area is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 0% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 0% trails are rated as intermediate.
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 Cranor Hill Ski Area good for beginners?
Cranor Hill Ski Area is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 0% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Cranor Hill Ski Area Location
Cranor Hill Ski Area is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Gunnison, CO.
Gunnison, CO 81230 USA
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Getting to Cranor Hill Ski Area
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Cranor Hill Ski Area), its coordinates of 38.58700, -106.89800 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Gunnison, 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 Cranor Hill Ski Area.
|Denver International Airport||DEN||Denver, CO||148 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 Cranor Hill Ski Area.
|Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field||ASE||Aspen, CO||44 mi|
|Eagle County Regional Airport||EGE||Eagle, CO||73 mi|
|Grand Junction Regional Airport||GJT||Grand Junction, CO||95 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Cranor 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 Cranor Hill Ski Area.
|Crested Butte||Crested Butte, CO||12,162 ft||77%||20 mi|
|Powderhorn Ski Resort||Powderhorn, CO||9,850 ft||60%||24 mi|
|Monarch||Salida, CO||11,952 ft||53%||31 mi|
|Aspen Ski Resorts||Snowmass Village, CO||12,510 ft||74%||41 mi|
|Aspen Snowmass||Snowmass Village, CO||12,510 ft||68%||41 mi|
|Aspen Highlands Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,675 ft||78%||42 mi|
|Aspen Mountain Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,212 ft||62%||42 mi|
|Lake City Ski Hill||Lake City, CO||8,847 ft||0%||46 mi|
|Lee's Ski Hill||Ouray, CO||0 ft||0%||57 mi|
|Sunlight Mountain||Glenwood Springs, CO||9,895 ft||66%||61 mi|
|Ski Cooper||Leadville, CO||11,700 ft||56%||62 mi|
|Telluride||Telluride, CO||13,150 ft||90%||67 mi|
|Silverton||Silverton, CO||13,487 ft||100%||67 mi|
|Kendall Mountain Ski Area||Silverton, CO||9,596 ft||20%||68 mi|
|Copper Mountain||Frisco, CO||12,441 ft||72%||72 mi|
|Beaver Creek||Beaver Creek, CO||11,440 ft||64%||73 mi|
|Wolf Creek||Pagosa Springs, CO||11,904 ft||52%||77 mi|
|Breckenridge||Breckenridge, CO||12,998 ft||85%||78 mi|
|Vail||Vail, CO||11,570 ft||79%||78 mi|
|Keystone||Dillon, CO||12,408 ft||76%||86 mi|
|Loveland Ski Area||Dillon, CO||13,010 ft||65%||93 mi|
|Purgatory||Durango, CO||10,822 ft||53%||97 mi|
Cranor Hill Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||7,000 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,695 ft|
|Vertical Drop||305 ft|
(0% Beginner, 0% Intermediate, 0% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|