Just came home from my 4 days trip to Loveland, Co.
Loveland ski resort is an hr drive away from Denver International.
The resort is great. Friendly and helpful staff. They were willing to work something out with our group even tho we were being pain in the ass when it comes to how many lift tickets and rentals.
Decent and cheap food. They have a bbq setup outside on the weekends that serves some awesome pull pork and beef brisket sandwich. Its 10 bucks for a big sandwich with 2 sides of potato/macaroni salad/beans etc.
The cafeteria inside serves pizza and hotdogs and etc. A hotdog cost 3 bucks and a bratwurst cost 5 bucks.
The valley area is great for beginners. The lifts are slower. Taught a friend how to snowboard there and he was able to link turns by the end of the day. But it is kinda packed with kids since it is the beginner hill after all.
The Basin area have relatively short to non existence lift lines.
The view from the ridge off of lift 9 is phenomenal...and it was a blast getting back down to the base enjoying views along the ride.
The runs are wide and not crowded at all.
Parking was difficult on the weekends. But they do have plenty of spaces at both valley and basin.
There are shuttle that runs between the valley and the basin every 10 minutes. But they do get crowded at times, especially on weekends.
Somethings i didnt like:
-no ski/board check
-very very windy at times makes the lift trip up a lil nightmare
-blue runs infested with moguls left by skiers (i just didnt like it coz im not good with moguls)
did not try any of the blacks...they look scary to me still
Will definitely recommend it to someone and will also go back there when i get a chance.