“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. Situated in Lake City, a picturesque alpine town, there is plenty of lodging and places to eat. Tucked away on the Silver Thread Scenic Highway, it’s perfect for those looking to escape any crowds.
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.
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”.
Address: 1157 South Hwy 149, Lake City, CO
Season: December – March
Hours: Call in advance to check
Vertical: 247 Feet
Trail Map: Lake City Ski Hill (jpg)
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