DOUG SCHNITZSPAHN
OCTOBER 11, 2017

LOVELAND

What Makes it special?
Loveland endures. The ultimate Colorado locals’ mountain stays that way because the parking is free (and friendly), the luxury condos non-existant, the terrain challenging and the drive tolerable.

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Sign up for free cat rides and make laps on The Ridge and (new this year) Dry Gulch—or grab a free uphill pass and earn some turns.

Don’t Miss
Beginners and kids will appreciate the 3-Class
Pass: Three days of lessons and rental gear and a full season pass upon completion (starts at $366).

Après HERE
Watch the Broncos at Rathskeller.

ELDORA

What Makes it special?
You do not have to drive I-70 to start. Beyond that, it’s a true skier’s mountain with plenty to explore.

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Salto Glades dish up the stashes and steeps.

Don’t Miss
The new high-speed six-pack lift! (See page 21)

Après HERE

On mountain, head to the Timbers Tap room for a Bloody Mary and free WiFi. In Nederland, relax with a pint at Salto Coffee Works (saltocoffeworks.com).

Read full article here, including a great bit on Crested Butte and Montanya!