Mountains just west of Boulder. Tons of great Alpine climbing and great ski descents. Generally there is good snow late into the spring, but doesn't really get good until mid-winter.
How to Get There
Go West out of boulder, through Nederland, and continue on. The approaches are a little longer in the spring, because of slightly lower elevations, but they average a couple of hours to the goods.
There is some camping up there, with creeks and streams to fish in, but a lot of it is private property, so be aware of where you are camping.
Nederland is going to be your best option. Go to the smokehouse and get some tasty sweet potato fries and a brew!
Be on the lookout for private property signs.