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slackerlack 11-16-2010 04:11 AM

Best/cheapest ski resort
Anyone know what the best cheap ski resort is around Denver? I have been to Winterpark, Keystone, and Sunlight. Of those three, Sunlight was the cheapest but not really the most fun. The good thing about it was that its not crowded. Looking for something closer to Denver though with the same price range or volume of people.

elan 11-16-2010 10:37 AM

loveland. you drive right by it to get to keystone. its not really a "resort", but its cheap and super awesome

SenorWanderer 11-16-2010 12:15 PM

The closest resorts to Denver are Loveland, right on I-70 at the Eisenhower tunnel, and Eldora, which is near Nederland west of Boulder. Unfortunately the places with the best snow and most amenities are also crowded and more expensive. Once Eldora gets the snow it needs it's really a great place, with few crowds.

dgrabstein 11-21-2010 03:52 PM

Eldora 100%.

I live in Boulder so its the only pass I get.

daysailer1 11-25-2010 08:05 PM

I gotta go with Loveland Ski Area. You can get discounts to there almost anywhere and it's never crowded. You can buy a season pass online.

Only bad part it is a day ski area - no lodging. They have some incredible ski terrain. It's bigger than you think it is.

blank1911 11-30-2010 06:29 AM

Keep in mind that I am new to the sport but I have found some great deals at A-Basin. It is right on the other side of Loveland Pass. I have fun there and there are some runs and trails that I have yet to try out due to lack of skill. I think there is a 4 pack deal for like $130.

soup4lunch 12-07-2010 10:48 AM

Second vote on ABasin.:HIGHFIVE:
After the initial beginning of the season crush there's no line and with the Montezuma bowl open there's tons of terrain for all levels.
The best deal was the $119 four pack (expired) but the current 4 pack is only $139 but it expires Dec 12th so don't wait!

Jake7 12-07-2010 03:46 PM

I used to spend a week in Denver every winter and I usually went to Loveland, though I spent a few winters at Breckenridge. Overall I liked Breckenridge better, but Loveland was more chill, and not as crowded for sure.

Moto4x4 12-15-2010 06:11 PM

Pretty much anywhere is bomb. If its not as great skiing theres no massive lines to wait it! Breck is pretty fun.

ColoradoCJ7 12-15-2010 11:35 PM

I agree with the others that Loveland is a quick drive from the Denver Metro and has something for everyone. One of my favorites!

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