Winter means only one thing to skiers and snowboarders and being in Fort Collins, we're close enough to be able to enjoy the powder of our state's great mountains. Some resorts are a 3-6 hour drive away from our fair city. I don't know about you, but the idea of 4 hours in a car each way for a day on the slopes can be a little daunting, so here are the 5 closest resorts to Fort Collins. (I did not include any back-country skiing areas, as some of those are dangerous and/or prohibited. That, and I'm not a back-country kind of guy.)