Great terrain, cheap, not crowded, no foofoo just good riding
Can be windy
Loveland is close, cheap, and when the ridge is open it has some of the best steep terrain in the state. i have skiied Loveland several hundred times and I have never seen it crowded. Occasional goups of out of staters but usually it is locals who have hogged the tables in the cafeteria because people feel at home there. Loveland can be cold and windy but it keeps the gapers off the mountain. I go to ski not to sit in an overpriced restaurant like at some other resorts. Check out the free use of gas grills at two places on the mountain that make for a fun do it yourself lunch.