Colorado is renowned for its outdoor recreation activities. From skiing and snowboarding in the winter to hiking and mountain biking in the summer.
But for those seeking a unique thrill, Colorado’s alpine slides are a must-try experience.
These exhilarating family-friendly rides combine breathtaking views with an adrenaline rush.
Whether you’re a first-time rider or a seasoned thrill-seeker, Colorado’s alpine slides are a one-of-a-kind attraction that should be on your to-do list.
In this article, we take a closer look at the four alpine slides available in the state –
- Breckenridge Alpine Slides
- Winter Park Alpine Slides
- Purgatory Resort Alpine Slides
- Steamboat Howler Alpine Slides
Below you’ll find a map showing the location of every alpine slide mentioned in this article:
1. Breckenridge Alpine Slides
Location: Breckenridge Resort
The first alpine slide on our list is the Breckenridge Alpine Slides.
Located at the Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado this is one of the most popular summer activities on offer.
There are three alpine slides on offer at Breckenridge, with each slide 2,600 feet (793m) in length.
You can expect a total downhill ride time of about 2 minutes on the alpine slides.
The alpine slides are located at the base of Peak 8, a hub of family-friendly activities including the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster.
The best way to get to the alpine slides is via the free Breckenridge Gondola.
If you’re looking for more information about then make sure you check out our detailed guide to the Breckenridge Alpine Slides.
You’ll find all the information you need including opening times, costs, and location as well as our insider tips.
2. Winter Park Alpine Slides
Location: Winter Park Resort
Next on our list is the Winter Park Alpine Slide.
These alpine slides are located at the Winter Park Resort in Colorado and are one of many activities on offer during the summer season.
This dual-track alpine slide holds the title of Colorado’s longest alpine slide.
The track is 3,000 feet (914 meters) long, has a vertical drop of 600 feet (183 meters) and takes about 1:45 to complete.
As far as alpine slides go this is one that you definitely don’t want to miss.
Like all alpine slides in Colorado, the Winter Park Alpine Slide is only open during summer.
One added benefit of this ride is that it includes a six-minute scenic chairlift ride to the starting point.
This is a great way to enjoy the incredible scenery that Winter Park has to offer.
You can find more information about this ride in our recently updated guide to the Winter Park Alpine Slide.
3. Purgatory Resort Alpine Slides
Location: Purgatory Resort
Located quite a bit further south than the rest of the alpine slides on our list is the Purgatory Resort Alpine Slide.
The dual-track alpine slide is one of Purgatory Resort’s most loved summer activities.
Each alpine slide is more than half a mile long and can reach a speed of up to 25 mp/h.
A summer activity not to be missed you can find more information about this ride in our recently updated article on the Purgatory Resort Alpine Slide.
4. Steamboat Howler Alpine Slides
Location: Steamboat Springs
The last alpine slide on our list is the Steamboat Howler Alpine Slide located at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs.
The Steamboat Howler Alpine Slide was last open to the public in 2020 so this is an exciting addition to the alpine slide circuit.
With the recent closure of the Outlaw Mountain Coaster at the nearby Steamboat Resort, this is sure to be a popular activity in summer.
The Steamboat Howler Alpine Slides consist of two 2,400-foot (732m) dual-track alpine slides that can reach a speed of up to 25 mp/h!
With the excitement around the opening of this alpine slide in 2023 make sure you take a look at our recent article on the Steamboat Howler Alpine Slides where you can find all the latest information on this ride.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there alpine slides in Colorado?
Yes – there are currently 4 alpine slides that you can ride in Colorado.
You’ll find the alpine slides at Breckenridge Ski Resort, Winter Park Resort, Purgatory Resort and Steamboat Springs.
How much does it cost to ride the alpine slide in Colorado?
Colorado has 4 alpine slides to choose from. At the time of writing, the cost to ride an alpine slide in Colorado was as follows:
|Alpine Slide||Cost ($)|
|Breckenridge Alpine Slide||$34 – $109*|
|Winterpark Alpine Slide||$49*|
|Purgatory Resort Alpine Slide||$54*|
|Steamboat Howler Alpine Slide||$20|
These tickets allow more than one ride on the alpine slides, in some cases unlimited rides, as well as access to all the other summer activities at the resort.
Before You Go..
If you enjoy alpine slides and you’re looking for another thrilling family-friendly activity, then you’ll definitely want to try an alpine or mountain coaster.
Colorado has no shortage of these rides so we wrote a comprehensive guide to Colorado’s Alpine and Mountain Coasters – make sure you check out it for some inspiration.