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Old 01-07-2010, 04:04 AM
 
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Hey guys,

I'm interested in skiing in one of the forementioned places. They are both similar distance from Denver and allow day trips. Now I'm wondering which of the two ski resorts is better value for money and offers more for people like me. I'm not a beginner but I haven't been skiing in a while and look for good beginner and intermediate slopes. Another thing to consider is how busy it gets in the resort. I'm gonna go on weekdays.

Thanks for your help
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: New Zealand
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Loveland = not a ski resort. It's a ski area with no frills (just a lodge/cafeteria at the base). If you want a more all-inclusive experience (ski village, shopping, dining, etc.) then Keystone is the place.

Loveland is cheaper.

Keystone has more beginner/intermediate terrain than Loveland.

Keystone gets way more skier traffic, but shouldn't be too busy on weekdays (unless you're going on a holiday or during spring break).

For beginner/intermediate terrain, you can also look at Winter Park, Copper, Breck -- they are all within day-trip distance from Denver, and have an abundance of beginner/intermediate terrain.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Loveland is closer to Denver than Keystone. On I-70, you will arrive at Loveland before either entering the Eisenhower Tunnel or going over Loveland Pass. After you go through the tunnel and down the other side into Dillon, then it's just a short drive from there. Depending on the weather, I would rather stop and ski at Loveland Basin/Loveland Ski Area than go the extra distance to Keystone.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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I love Keystone. So many runs and different terrain. Their runs also seem to be a lot longer.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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I'd also suggest Winter Park.
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