Front Range

Submitted By: Dobish on April 08, 2010

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Mine Dumps

These are tree runs.  There are a couple of different options, the further back towards the ski area you go along the ridge the steeper it gets (I have heard woomphing and all sorts of sketchiness over on these shots before).  The further towards the top of the pass you go the mellower it gets.  Pick your line and ski down to the open meadow which provides a pretty great regrouping point.  After this next meadow ski tight trees down to the road.  From here I usually take my skis off, cross the road and drop down the next section and into the Loveland Valley ski area.  From there you can catch the free shuttle back to the area and either go do it again or go ski something inbounds.

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The front range has some great descents and backcountry skiing very close to the city of denver (relatively) There are a lot of wilderness areas, wooded areas, low peaks, and old ski resorts to go ski at. Berthoud Pass, Loveland Pass, Guanella Pass, James Peak Wilderness Area, St. Mary's Glacier, Mt. Evans, Grays and Torrey's, Indian Peaks, Indian Peaks, and Much more Generally front range skiing is a little mellower than some of its neighboring counterparts, but it is a lot of fun. Some of the more accessible areas for backcountry skiing like berthoud and loveland are more crowded on weekends.

How to Get There

The front range is where people first get hooked on snow, you head through the flatlands and end up looking at the mountains

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