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Skiing Colorado USA

Last weekend, it was time to put in a few hours on the slopes.  Ski Loveland, about 40 miles west of Denver at the base of the Eisenhower Tunnel is the perfect ski area for those looking to avoid the crowds.  Not so well known to those outside of Colorado, Loveland is one of the highest ski areas in the country, with a 10,800 ft base and a 13,100 ft top elevation.  It also boasts the 8th highest ski lift in the world and has over 400″ of snow annually on average.  Ski Loveland is a great place to avoid all of the tourist crowds and enjoy a wide array of terrain for skiing.  If you’re planning a ski vacation to Colorado, Loveland should definitely be on your list.  It’s a mere 10 minutes from Silverthorne in Summit County (think Keystone, A-Basin, Breckenridge).  The only downside, there’s no developed base village, other than a ski rental shop and restaurant.  The good news is parking is free and the lift tickets are reasonable ($54 this year).   Make sure you don’t confuse Loveland, CO with Ski Loveland.  Make sure you check a map before leaving home if you’re unfamiliar with the area.

Here’s a very short video clip shot with our iPhone.  Sorry for the shakiness, but the wind was blowing at over 30mph and it’s damn cold with a wind chill below zero.  We decided at the last minute to take some short clips of our day on the mountain.  Make sure to check out the snow blowing across the tops of the mountains.  Enjoy!

Last modified: February 14, 2011