Loveland is a fun, affordable locals’ mountain. It’s easy to access from Denver and easily one of the most scenic. Plus there are a surprising 1800 acres to play on.
Situated twelve miles west of Georgetown, it’s a tough mountain to really appreciate when just driving by it on I-70, but once you ski it, it’s easy. The resort spans both sides of the highway and is connected by a tunnel underneath it. Loveland Valley holds the beginner area, serviced by shuttle, to the larger and more popular Loveland Basin.
All types of terrain can be found at Loveland, from fast groomers and steeps, to moguls, bowls and tree skiing. You can take a lift up 12,700 feet at the top of the Continental Divide and hike (or take a free cat) to just over 13,000. Then drop in and enjoy world class bowl skiing.
There are always deals to be found. Currently, a 2-for-1 pass from Shell stations.