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As a CSU student, it is the best deal for skiing (except for IKON w/ CSU Snowriders). It is only 1.5 hours from campus and if you get there within an hour of opening you will be one of the first cars in the lot. I've never waited more than 2 minutes for the lifts and the backside of the mountain has some great runs that are usually untouched. I've skied on Saturday without seeing anyone around on some runs making it the perfect spot to own the mountain. Snowy Range shouldn't be compared to Colorado resorts because the unpopulated runs, convenience of the location, and cost put it in a category of its own. Highly recommend it to my fellow Rams.... Full Review
My family and I have been going to Snowy Range for the past 8 years while our son attended UW and now lives in Laramie, WY. We have always had a great time and this year was even better. The staff was so accommodating, went above and beyond to help when needed and we could not be more thankful for all they did for us. From renting skis, to providing lessons and even after hours at the bar, we were treated exceptionally well. Thank you to the entire Snowy Range team! ... Full Review
This is a family place, with emphasis on wholesome family skiing. It’s not elegant. There is no night skiing and no dinner entertainment (really no dinner). The cafe serves a great variety of hot lunch (with a smile) that is not cheap but not ridiculous either. The staff is friendly and helpful. The skiing is great for a weekend of fun. Challenging but not scary.
I grew up skiing here in the 70s, and love bringing my son now. I expect his kids will enjoy it someday too. We travel here from the southeast US, because even with plane fare and rental car, the total package comes out cheaper than skiing in PA or WV, and the skiing is markedly better with much shorter lift lines. How can you go wrong?... Full Review
Great price and you get access to a mountain that has a little for everyone! Great for beginners all the way to advance skiers! Never has been overcrowded when I've been there, staff is amazing and so us the food.... Full Review
I love how cozy this ski area is. Sure, it doesn't have the gnarliest terrain, but if you're looking for a cheap ski day with reliable snow conditions, this is the place to be! I also like the vibe of not having any cell service on any of the mountain. It almost feels like this resort is still living in the past. All four of the chairlifts are classic two or three seaters (not express).
Even days after a recent storm, I'm able to find fresh snow in the trees. Ski the trees.
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Great staff that goes above and beyond! I forgot my Ski boots at The lodge after a long day of skiing, and after giving them a call a sweet lady named Anaya answered and volunteered to bring my boots back to Laramie so I wouldn’t have to make a special trip up. Great to work with!... Full Review
I've been skiing here for 20 years and my kids have been skiing here since age 4. Nice location and pretty accessible for the Front Range/Northern Colorado. It's a quick drive for us being from Cheyenne. Great staff and decent accommodations. Lodge is roomy and warm, but not fancy. Obviously, limited acres and vert compared to surrounding resorts. But, you're paying 1/4 or 1/3 of the price for a ticket and food that you'd be paying at Loveland ($90), WP, SB ($170), Eldora ($129), Copper, Breck, Vail, etc.....Snowy is $49. Beers are $4-5.
Great place to take your family or lap solo style for a few hours.... Full Review
We love Snowy Range. Both my daughters have pretty much learned how to ski at Snowy. I have skied my entire life but my wife was new to the sport and this is the perfect mountain to learn how to ski or board.
We purchase the three day tickets in the off-season and it's about $100 bucks for a full day, three day ticket. Rental, including skis, helmet, poles and boots were about $100 for the three days as well. We stayed at the Mountain View Hotel in Centennial for both nights and all in for the four of us, for three days of skiing, rentals and lodging for two nights, was about $1000. I priced what that would be at the big resorts in Colorado and it would been about $3000.
The amount of vertical and runs you can do in a day is incredible. My girls and I averaged about 30K feet of vertical and thirty runs a day. The lift lines are almost always short and the runs aren't that long, so you can find a line you like a rip it all day.
If you are from Kansas City or anywhere in the Midwest and are looking for an affordable, safe, family centered ski experience in the big mountains, then Snowy Range is the place to go.
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This is a great place to bring the family, and to teach people how to ski/snowboard. If you're willing to do some hiking, there is some available back country. If you're an avid skiier/snowboarder looking for blacks and double blacks to push yourself, this really isn't the place for you. The trails that are rated as blacks are more like blues. There really isn't any steep terrain to speak of. Other than that, this is a great mountain.
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