“Skiing – the way it used to be.” Lake City Ski Hill is a single lift ski area in remote Southwest Colorado. It’s a locals’ mountain with several runs and a small warming hut.
One Poma lift carries skiers and boarders up the hillside. The lift covers 1000 feet (not vertical). It accesses 6 runs and a terrain park.
The lift was actually moved from A Basin in 1966, opening Lake City’s ski area. It’s the oldest operating lift in the state. The ski area was originally called “Lake City Winter Wonderland”.
Lake City is a picturesque alpine town, with plenty of lodging and places to eat. It’s tucked away on the Silver Thread Scenic Highway, and perfect for those looking to escape any crowds. Downtown is situated a mile from the slopes.
A limited number of free rentals are available to borrow, including skis, boots and poles. Sleds and tubes are not permitted on the ski hill during operating hours.
Other winter activities include snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. There are extensive trails through the Uncompahgre National Forest.
Address: 1157 South Hwy 149, Lake City
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 10am-2pm, more days are added during peak times
Vertical: 247 Feet
Trail Map: Lake City Ski Hill (jpg)