Loveland Ski Resort, located just 56 miles west of Denver, Colorado on the Continental divide, is one of the oldest resorts operating in North America. It is a nice laid-back mountain with 94 trails of versatile terrain scatted across 1800 acres. With an average snowfall of 422 inches, it gets plenty of snow and has been a local favorite for decades. Loveland Ski Resort Basin provides steeps, bumps and glades along with wide open bowls.
Photo courtesy of Rodney Davenport
Beginners can enjoy the milder slopes at Loveland Valley. Loveland Ski Resorts Chair 9 whisks skiers and riders to the chutes and ridges along the Continental Divide, higher than any other four-passenger chairlift in the world. The top elevation at Loveland Ski Resort is 13,010 feet and the base elevation is at 10,800 feet, so there is plenty of above tree line skiing and expert only terrain and runs for intermediates with a separate area for beginners. Also, at Loveland Ski Resort you can ski over the Eisenhower Tunnel (I-70) which runs under the mountain.
With a lack of on-site lodging, older chair-lifts, and a lack of resort amenities that some of the other Colorado resorts have, Loveland Ski Resort gets less crowded with the tourists then the other I-70 resorts even though it is fairly close to Denver. But, that means no lift lines. Couple that with inexpensive lift tickets and you’ve got a great skiers mountain. Steep, deep, and cheap. If you don’t have any equipment with you, at Loveland Ski Resort you can rent and ski for about the same price as a lift ticket at some of the other area resorts.
Loveland Ski Resort Tip:
- The mountain at Loveland Ski Resort can get windy so plan accordingly.
- The Loveland Ski Resort is literally on the Continental divide and you can ski over the Eisenhower Tunnel.