Loveland Wants Skiers, Riders To Extend Their Day Trip Overnight; Lodging Close By
Day skiers and snowboarders who make the commute to Loveland Ski Area can find stay-and-ski deals that gives them a reason to linger longer in the mountains.
Despite no on-site lodging at the Continental Divide resort on Interstate 70 – and a consistent ticket base from the Denver area -- Loveland officials have worked to give their customers options if they want to stick around.
“The majority of our business definitely comes from the (Denver area) Front Range, but we do see some business from out-of-state visitors,” Loveland’s John Sellers told SnoCountry.com. “But, the packages are affordable enough that our local skiers and riders can still take advantage of the great deals if they want to spend a night in the high country and avoid the weekend traffic.”
One recent package has lodging located 35 miles from the base of Loveland at the Comfort Suites Evergreen. For $186, a pair of skiers and/or riders get two nights’ lodging at the business traveler-grade hotel that sits high in the foothills above Denver. The package, which runs through April 15 and has no blackout dates, includes complementary breakfast and a discount on rentals from Empire Sports in Idaho Springs. A similar package for one person costs $149.
For quite a while, Loveland also has linked up with lodging partners in Summit and Clear Creek counties, Sellers told us. Other ski-and-stay deals can be found in Georgetown, 14 miles east on I-70, and on the west side of the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnel in the Frisco-Dillon-Silverthorne area.
Rates for the spring start at about $130, including adult lift tickets.
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Photo: Life's fun at top of Loveland Ski Area (Loveland/Facebook)