Colorado’s First and Only Private Ski Resort Arrives: Say Hello To Cimarron Mountain Club


Colorado may seem like the undisputed center for upscale winter getaways, but believe it or not, the state has never had a private ski resort — until now. With the introduction of Cimarron Mountain Club (CMC), snowbunnies seeking an elevated experience on the slopes can now take in the beauty of the San Juan Mountains from a seriously luxurious perspective. 

Limited to just 13 memberships, CMC still has a few $2.285 million spots left. Members get exclusive access to the 1,750-acre wilderness refuge with over 1,600 feet vertical, more skiable terrain than Aspen Mountain, individual 35-acre cabin sites, and a ton of unique experiences.

The property is the brainchild of former natural resources lawyer, Jim Aronstein, and his wife, Patsy. The couple had long been searching for a site to transform into a private wilderness club with skitable terrain, and after visiting more than a dozen possible spots across six Rocky Mountain States and provinces, they settled on CMC and swore to stick to one concept as they worked tirelessly to get it off the ground: “preserve the powder and protect the wilderness.”

CMC features 60-plus ski runs planned by Mike Larson, founder of International Alpine Design who oversaw the layout of 200 runs at Vail and its 500-acre Blue Sky Basin. Members will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the 2,800 square-foot, three-bedroom Club Cabin on a 35-acre site at the entrance to CMC, a 3,600 square-foot equipment barn adjacent to the Club Cabin, 15 stocked ponds, and a 20-acre lake. 


More additions and changes are on the way for the 2018/2019 ski season, so if you want to snag a spot, visit