Prime skiing is nearly upon us, and depending on which pass you got, you probably already know which Colorado resorts you're going to hit.

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Still, since skiing isn't a cheap endeavor, it's good to learn the ins and outs of each resort so you can make the most of this season.

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Perhaps you got a different pass this year, or maybe you're hoping to buy day tickets to multiple resorts — either way, it doesn't hurt to know what you're spending your money on.

READ: Adventure Seekers Must Try This Extreme Form of Skiing in Colorado

Thankfully, a new ranking may be able to help you out. SKI Magazine has released its annual Resort Guide for 2023, and it's full of juicy information.

The website ranks ski resorts on everything from lifts to nightlife to affordability, but the list we're looking at today is the Top 30 Ski Resorts in the West. Up against resorts from California to Canada, Colorado ski areas popped up an impressive 11 times.

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The results are based on reader surveys analyzing each resort's strengths and weaknesses to give it an overall score, so there's no owner influence here.

Check out the best ski resorts in Colorado, according to SKI Magazine readers, in the gallery below:

These Are the Best Ski Resorts in Colorado, According to SKI Magazine

SKI Magazine has released its annual Resort Guide for 2023, and 11 Colorado resorts have made it onto a list of the best in the West. See how readers ranked the Centennial State's ski areas in the gallery below.

In 2021, Koala released a different ranking of ski resorts in the Centennial State. Check out their assessment of Colorado's ski areas in the gallery below.

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