Phone 303-569-3203 or 800-736-3754; www.skiloveland.com
Ticket Price $41 adult; $17 child; children under 5 free
Skiable Terrain 1,265 lift-served acres; 100 hikable acres
Number Of Lifts 11 (three quads, two triples, four doubles, one Poma, one Mitey Mite)
Base Elevation 10,600 feet
Summit Elevation 13,010 feet/lift-served 12,700
Vertical Drop 2,410 feet
Annual Snowfall 400 inches
When To Go On the way to or from any Colorado resort
Length Of Season Loveland is usually the first Colorado area to open in October and one of the last to close in mid-May.
Getting There From Denver, take I-70 due west for 56 miles and exit at 216. From Silverthorne, take I-70 12 miles east.
Closest Lodging Head 12 miles east to quaint Georgetown for a mining-town experience or west to Silverthorne, where you can shop at 110 outlets. Call Loveland Central Reservations at 800-225-5683.
Best Eats In Georgetown, start your day at The Happy Cooker with eggs or monstrous cinnamon buns, and you'll probably bump into Couttet or Abrahamson. For dinner, Tasso's, Raven Hill and the Alpine Inn are all good options.
Après-Ski Before heading home, many skiers head to The Wedge on the lodge's main level (right) or the Rathskeller on the lower level. If you're staying in Georgetown, the Red Ram has long been the favorite locals' joint.
Java Joints Also in Georgetown, Suzie's, owned by Loveland Ski Instructor Phil Clark's daughter, serves coffee and baked goods.
Locals Tip Loveland's proximity to Denver makes it perfect for a short day of skiing. And with the Flex Ticket ($31) for four consecutive hours of skiing, you won't feel like you're wasting money¿or time.