Breckenridge Ski Resort
1599 Summit County Rd 3 Ste C, Breckenridge, CO 80424
I was a ski instructor before I blew out my ACL. Since then I've been snowboarding, and now I teach that instead. Breck is a great mountain for riding and skiing, but it is not as user-friendly as it could be. Long lines, separate peaks, and lengthy flats (which are especially hard on snowboarders) detract from how great the mountain is for actual skiing. First-timers may also have a tough time since the teaching areas are small and crowded.
21996 US Highway 6, Dillon, CO 80435
If you like ice go night skiing at Keystone. While it's definitely an experience that everyone should try, the few dimly-lit runs are no joke on a cold January night.
During the day, however, Keystone is a well-designed mountain with great variety in terrain. Unfortunately, it gets one of the lowest amounts of total snowfall in all of Colorado which will lend itself to icy conditions up until the end of February.