Ski resorts in Colorado near Denver

Top Single Day Ski Destinations Near Denver « CBS Denver

caseyday loveland 3 Top Single Day Ski Destinations Near DenverIt’s a not-so-well-kept secret that once-and-a-while many people who work in Denver and along the Front Range play hooky from work and get away for a day of skiing or boarding at some of the best ski resorts in the world. Why not? They’re not that far away and the traffic is so much easier to handle during the work week. Remember that if you plan to get away several days during the ski season, buying a season pass to your favorite area is probably a lot cheaper than buying individual lift tickets every time you hit the slopes. Here are some of the best single day ski destinations near Denver.

Loveland Ski Area

Exit 216 Interstate 70
(303) 569-3203
(800) 736-3SKI
www.skiloveland.com

Loveland is only a 50 minute drive from downtown Denver in light traffic up Interstate 70 to the east side of the Eisenhower Tunnel.bspics1 Top Single Day Ski Destinations Near Denver It is easy to be on the road at 8 a.m. and on the slopes by 9 a.m. when the lifts start running. While there isn’t as much terrain or parking at Loveland, it is great if you want to spend more time skiing and less time driving. Plus, the lift tickets are cheaper than the resort ski areas.winter park Top Single Day Ski Destinations Near Denver While there are ski rentals, ski shops, ski schools and a good hot food cafeteria, there is not an on-site lodging area for longer vacations. While the area visitors can ski is smaller than on larger resorts, there is terrain available for every skill level, but be aware, what’s called a hard blue run at Loveland may be more of what you see labeled as a black run at some of the more popular resort areas. Remember that Loveland is also usually one of the first ski areas to open and the last to close every season.

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