Loveland Ski Area 1,570 skiable acres; 2,210 vertical feet; 400 annual inches; 93 trails plus a terrain park and about 500 acres of above-treeline skiing; 10 lifts, including three quads and two triples. Lift tickets: adults $59; children $24; seniors $44; four-hour Flex Pass $45.
Getting there From Denver, take I-70 West to exit 216. Drive time: 50 minutes. Georgetown, 12 miles from Loveland's slopes, is exit 228 off I-70 West.
Good things may come to those who wait, but better things come to those who don't. Since American Skiing Company chief Les Otten got his hands on this southern Vermont skier magnet two years ago, he's given it a welcome facelift.