Despite what Nivek says, CO Springs is as close to Texas as you can get in CO. He seems a bit salty that he was stuck in that shithole for awhile. I've covered this entire state for years and of all the Front Range spots, the Springs sucks the hardest by a long shot unless you want to include Pueblo in the mix.
In terms of the three major metro areas (Denver, Fort Collins, and the Springs), I'd personally rank them Fort Collins, Denver, Springs with a wide gap between 2 and 3. In terms of access to lifts, Denver beats out the other two easily.