Cross Country Skiing The high scenic trails that are hiked in the summer are used by cross country skiers in the winter. Sprague Lake and Bear Lake areas in the National Park are the most popular. Shops in town offer lessons, guided tours and rental skis.
Downhill Skiing Drive an hour south on the Peak to Peak National Scenic Byway to Eldora Ski Resort to find a full-service ski resort with ski rentals, lessons, groomed slopes and lighting for some night-time skiing. There are several other Colorado ski areas within a few hours of Estes Park.
Mountain Rentals Inc
970-667-2922 | 401 E. Eisenhower, Loveland
Located in Loveland, Colorado just five minutes West of I-25 on Hwy. 34. Mountain Rentals Inc. is your number one stop for everything you need before you hit the slopes…and then some! We offer Rental and retail gear for skiing and snowboarding, as well as, retail gear for skateboarding, rollerblading, wakeboarding, mountainboarding and hockey. Here you can view ski and snowboard rental rates, check out some of the gear we offer from today’s best companies, and find out how to best choose the right equipment for your individual style.
Estes Park Mountain Shop and Sporting Goods
970-586-6548 | 2050 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park
Welcome to the Estes Park Mountain Shop. We are located in Estes Park, Colorado – The Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. For over 20 years we have been providing great products and exceptional service for all your outdoor adventures. Please feel free to browse our website or call us on the phone, or better yet stop in and visit us!
Aspen Lodge at Estes Park
970-586-8133 | 6120 Highway 7, Estes Park
Rocky Mountain National Park has hundreds of miles of summer hiking trails. In the winter, most of these are accessible for snowshoeing and cross-country Estes Park skiing. The proximity of Aspen Lodge to the park gives our guests unlimited terrain, in an unspoiled setting. Choose Aspen Lodge Ranch Resort for your next Estes Park, Colorado lodging trip.
Eldora Ski Area
303-440-8700 | Located just 21 miles west of Boulder
Eldora is skiing, snowboarding, cross-country and snowshoe friendly!
Eldora opened for skiing in 1962.
Eldora receives 300 inches of snow per year.
Eldora boasts Colorado’s best snowmaking system. Coverage is 100% of groomed terrain, more than any other resort in Colorado!
The base area of Eldora has an elevation of 9,200 feet above sea level. Top elevation is 10,800 feet.
The most difficult mountain to ski at Eldora is the Corona Bowl – a double black diamond!
Eldora is only 21 miles from Boulder and 47 miles from Denver.
Eldora has 680 acres of skiable terrain.
Eldora’s longest run is 3 miles long!