To most skiers, Colorado means powder, sunshine and any kind of run you could want, from beginner to the most advanced. Colorado has some of the finest skiing in the country. The season usually begins in late November and lasts through mid-April, with one or two higher elevation ski areas staying open until late May or even June, depending on snow conditions. Following are some of the major ski areas in Colorado. Approximate distance in miles from Denver is listed in parentheses after the name of the ski area. For complete information about each ski area including prices and lodging contact Colorado Ski Country USA, 1560 Broadway, Suite B, Denver, Colorado 80202 or phone (303) 837-0793.