Loveland Ski Area is one of the closest ski resorts to Denver. It is located by Loveland Pass on the Continental Divide. It gets lots of snow and has one of the longest ski seasons in Colorado. It is popular with locals because of its proximity to Denver, its long season and its relatively inexpensive lift tickets. There’s lots of terrain here, with a beginners area for those just starting out. Loveland is not a full scale resort with lots of lodging and a ski town attached to it, but there is plenty of great skiing to be had and can be a quick ski getaway for locals and visitors to Denver.


Location Loveland Ski Area is located in central Colorado. It is 53 miles west of Denver and 12 miles from Silverthorne.
Airports Denver International Airport- 80 miles
Season Length October to May (typical length, depending on weather)
Hours 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on weekends and designated holidays

Mountain Info

Acres 1570
Base Elevation 10,800 ft
Summit Elevation 13,010 ft
Vertical Rise 2210 ft
Avg. Annual Snowfall 422 in
Lessons Yes
Rentals Yes
Terrain Park Yes
Snowcat Skiing Yes
Cross Country Skiing No
Night Skiing No


Trails 93
Longest Run 2 Miles
Terrain 13% Beginner
41% Intermediate
46% Advanced
Lifts 2 double
3 triple
3 quad
1 surface lift
1magic carpet


Amenities Cafeteria, restaurant, bar
Trail Map Link Loveland Ski Area Trail Map


Ski Town Loveland is not associated with a ski town but is close to the mountain town of Silverthorne and is about an hour away from Denver.


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