Fortunately, though, better deals can be found in resort areas a little farther off the beaten path.
Turbo Tenant has come up with average rents for two-bedroom apartments in seven communities that cater to skiers and boarders. We've ranked the data from least to most expensive and illustrated it with photos and information about current listings in each locale. Also included are excerpts from Turbo Tenant's original post.
The results may cause you to pause next time you consider grumbling about the cost of rent in Denver. Check out the prices below.
Pagosa Springs is known for its hot springs, and it's also about twenty miles from Wolf Creek ski area. Wolf Creek is located in the San Juan mountains, and lift tickets are less expensive than those at many of the other Colorado ski areas. There is also some excellent cross country skiing available....
Average rent for a two-bedroom apartment: $1,315
Crested Butte is known as "the last great Colorado ski town" for good reason. At 8,909 feet, the town has the highest elevation on our list. It's home to Crested Butte Mountain Resort, located on Mount Crested Butte, and the surrounding mountains have some of the greatest back country skiing in the state. It's also known as the "Nordic ski capital of Colorado" with miles of groomed trails and spectacular views.
Average rent for a two-bedroom apartment: $1,377
Steamboat has two major ski areas: Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelson Ski Area. Steamboat has produced more winter Olympians than any other town in North America, which has earned it the nickname "Ski Town USA."
Average rent for a two-bedroom apartment: $1,774
Continue for average rent prices at four more Colorado ski towns.