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Summit County Ski Resort Directory

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Standout Features:• Free parking in Early Riser, HighNoon and Last Chance lots.• 400 new acres in MontezumaBowl.• Adult and child Snowsport lessonsand clinics and on-site rental equipmentavailable. Buy one full-pricedadult lift ticket and receive an $8 childticket (ages 6 to 14), all season. Also,$15 beginner hill lift tickets are availableall season.Parks:• High Divide Terrain Park is aprogressive park on Sundance Trail,with two fl at boxes, a down box and adown rail.• Treeline Terrain Park is located onthe upper mountain, with access availablefrom Dercum’s Gulch. It features adown 30 rail, 20 rail, up log, up/downbox, log bonk, fat box, culvert bonk,jam log, fl at down rail and fi ve jumps.What the locals love:Arapahoe Basin is situated on theContinental Divide. It offers the highestskiable terrain in North Americaand views from the top of the world.The folks at the Basin think of it as aunique place where it’s all about theskiing and riding. Although there areno lodges, condos or timeshares, ArapahoeBasin stands out from the other26 resorts in Colorado because of itsoutstanding terrain, abundant snowfall,laid-back atmosphere, Beach, uniquehistory and springtime festivities.MOUNTAIN FACTSBASE ELEVATION: 10,780 feetSUMMIT ELEVATION: 13,050 feetVERTICAL DROP: 2,270 feetSKIABLE ACRES: 900LONGEST RUN: 1.5 milesTERRAIN: 10% beginner;30% intermediate;37% advanced; 23% expertNUMBER OF LIFTS: 7NUMBER OF TRAILS: 105AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 350 inchesSEASON: October to JuneHOURS: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdaythrough Sunday and 9 a.m. to4 p.m. weekdaysCONTACT: 1-888-arapahoeSKI SCHOOL: 1-888-272-7246WEBSITE: http://www.arapahoebasin.comON MOBILE PHONE:

Standout Features:• The town, of course.• BreckConnect Gondola now stopsat Peak 7, and parking is only $5 Mondaythrough Thursday in all of the gondolalots, or it’s free if you carpool withfour people. Every route of the BreckenridgeFreeRide stops just steps from thegondola – so actually, if you are local,there is really no need to drive.• Imperial Express Super Chair cuthike time by half an hour to the top ofPeak 7 and the Lake Chutes and madeSnow White a possibility.• Huge Rice Crispy treats drizzled inchocolate, at 10 Mile Station.Parks:• Five terrain parks, two half pipesranked in the top fi ve among ski andsnowboard magazines for the past sevenyears. Need we say more?What the locals love:• Locals love Breck because they canalmost always fi nd a stash of snow. Breckuses the (in)famous cold and wind to itsfavor to hide pockets of snow after a truepowder day feast. And since the toughestterrain is up top, you can usually fi ndthe stash (or your favorite terrain on anyday) in about half an hour and stay onthe upper lifts most of the day.• A few other good reasons localslove Breck: Peak 10, The Back 9, Top ofPeak 7, E-chair, Lake Chutes and SnowWhite. Over 50 percent of BreckenridgeSki Resort is advanced or expert terrain,and 30 percent is extreme, above treeline. Follow a local around, and youwill experience Breckenridge like neverbefore.MOUNTAIN FACTS:BASE ELEVATION: 9,600 feetSUMMIT ELEVATION: 12,998 feetVERTICAL DROP: 3,398 feetSKIABLE ACRES: 2,358LONGEST RUN: 3.5 milesTERRAIN: 14% beginner;31% intermediate;19% advanced;36% expertNUMBER OF LIFTS: 29NUMBER OF TRAILS: 147AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 300 inchesMAIN CONTACT: 1-800-789-snowSKI SCHOOL: 1-888-lrn-2skiDAYCARE: 1-800-789-snowWEBSITE:

Standout Features:• Copper’s naturally divided terrainactually separates skiers and riders bytheir ability levels. This is nothing Copperofficially planned – it’s just how themountain is laid out. The happy resultis that beginners aren’t intimidated byfast-moving experts, advanced skiersaren’t held up by slower beginners, andintermediates are left to frolic amongthemselves.• Woodward at Copper is the firstindoor/outdoor ski and snowboard campon the planet with a focus on terrainpark and pipe progression. The 20,000-square-foot Woodward at Copper Barngives participants access to Snowflexjumps, foam pits, a spring floor, fl y-bedtrampolines and indoor skateboardfeatures. In the winter, Woodward atCopper offers Winter Camp Days andOne Hit Wonder, drop-in, skate-onlyand private sessions. In the summer,weeklong overnight camps are alsooffered. And, new this summer areweeklong Cheer and Skate Camps. Fora virtual tour of The Barn, programdetails, videos, pictures and much more,visit • Copper’s park and pipe offerings includethe Main Vein Superpipe (Copperis proud to be home to the first Superpipeopen in North America for the fifthstraight season), Catalyst Terrain Park,Eagle Jib Park and Kidz Terrain Park.• Copper’s main terrain park, Catalyst,is located on the Loverly Trail andis accessed by the American Flyer lift.Catalyst Terrain Park is an official SnowPark Technologies (SPT) Terrain Parkthis season. This year, Copper debuteda 22-inch pipe for the U.S. SnowboardingGrand Prix at Copper, and it didn’ttake long for word to get around to thebest Superpipe athletes on the planet- Copper hosted the U.S. Snowboardingteam and several internationalteams as they prepared for the WinterOlympics.What the locals love:• Free parking in the Alpine ParkingLot. Just park, hop on the appropriateshuttle, walk a short distance to the lifts,and have an amazing day at Copper.• Copper’s free snowcat rides to legendaryTucker Mountain are the essenceof skiing and riding liberty – catchinga free ride, choosing your own line andnever wiping the smile off your face.The Tucker Mountain Snowcat accessis as close to a backcountry experienceyou’ll find inside any resort.• Grand Hall’s five for $5 lunch special.Every day, chefs pick five lunchespriced at only $5 each (sorry, no otherdiscounts apply), with possibilitiesincluding pizza, pasta, wraps, grill items,salads and soups.MOUNTAIN FACTS:BASE ELEVATION: 9,712 feetSUMMIT ELEVATION: 12,313 feetVERTICAL DROP: 2,601 feetSKIABLE ACRES: 2,433TERRAIN: 21% beginner;24% intermediate;36% advanced; 18% expertNUMBER OF LIFTS: 22NUMBER OF TRAILS: 125AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 280 inchesCONTACT: 1-800-841-2481SKI SCHOOL: 1-866-416-9875KIDS’ SKI CLUB: 1-866-385-0144WEBSITE:

Standout Features: • Loveland Ski Area offers more than1,500 acres of terrain and has two baseareas, Loveland Basin and LovelandValley.• Loveland Valley’s gentle slopes areperfect for beginners, while LovelandBasin caters to intermediate and expertskiers with cruisers, bumps, glades andwide open bowls.• Both areas offer free close-in parkingas well as free Wi-fi . Loveland is alsoone of the most affordable ski areas inColorado, with lift tickets and lessonsthat cost almost half the price of otherresorts.Parks:• Love Park is located off Chair 1 onTempest and is split into two parts. Theupper portion is an intermediate parkwith jumps, rails and boxes, while thelower section features mellow jibs forbeginners.What the locals love:• Loveland Ski Area averages 400inches of snow each season, more thanany Front Range or Summit County Resort.Loveland also has a laid-back, localvibe you can’t fi nd anywhere else.• The ski area is just 53 miles fromDenver, which makes for an easy drivefrom the Front Range and Loveland isonly 12 miles east of Silverthorne, soit’s a quick trip through the tunnel fromSummit County.• Locals also love the lack of crowds.Lift lines are a rarity, even when theparking lot fi lls up, so you can spendmore time skiing and less time waitingin line.MOUNTAIN FACTSBASE ELEVATION: 10,800 feetSUMMIT ELEVATION: 13,010 feetVERTICAL DROP: 2,210 feetSKIABLE ACRES: 1,570LONGEST RUN: 2 milesTERRAIN: 13% beginner;41% intermediate;46% advancedNUMBER OF LIFTS: 10NUMBER OF TRAILS: 92AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 400 inchesCONTACT: (800) 736-3754SKI SCHOOL: (303) 571-5580, ext.163WEBSITE:

Standout Features:• Keystone boasts the largest cat skiingoperation in Summit County with theKeystone Adventure Tour, an all-inclusive,red carpet experience that includesa full day of backcountry skiing andsnowboarding in three bowls with expertguides and a catered, gourmet lunch inthe new Independence Yurt prepared bythe Alpenglow Stube.• Also a stand-out: The newly renovatedspa at the Keystone Lodge, an environmentallyfriendly 10,000-square-footspa, offers treatments and body therapiesfor all price ranges, helping guests relaxand rejuvenate during their stay.• New this season, the KidtopiaFestival is designed just for kids with theUltimate Snow Fort at the top of DercumMountain, a village parade led by Ripperooin River Run, live music in theplaza, a glowstick parade, arts and crafts,Disco Tubing and more.Parks: • Keystone’s A51 Terrain Park isranked in the top 10 parks in the countryby both Freeskier Magazine and TransworldSnowboarding Magazine. A51offers features for all skiing and ridingabilities and is the only terrain park inColorado offering night skiing and riding.What the locals love:• On most days, locals can ski and ridewith the professionals in A51. Hiking toNorth or South Bowl off of Outback isanother local’s favorite, as is night tubingat Keystone’s Adventure Point TubingHill.• From the highest fine dining inNorth America at the Alpenglow Stubeto an intimate evening at the Ski TipLodge and the AAA Four Diamond ratedKeystone Ranch, it’s easy for to indulge inKeystone’s fine dining.MOUNTAIN FACTSBASE ELEVATION: 9,280 feetSUMMIT ELEVATION: 12,408 feetVERTICAL DROP: 3,128 feetSKIABLE ACRES: 3,148LONGEST RUN: 3.5 milesTERRAIN: 19% beginner;32% intermediate;49% advancedNUMBER OF LIFTS: 20NUMBER OF TRAILS: 139AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 230 inchesMAIN CONTACT: 877-625-1556SKI SCHOOL: 800-255-3715DAYCARE: 800-255-3715KEYSTONE ACTIVITIES AND DINING:1-800-354-4FUNWEBSITE:

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