A New Ski Area is Coming to Colorado’s Front Range, Under 60 Miles From Denver

By Shawn Patrick on September 22, 2023
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I’ve always wondered why someone hasn’t put a small ski resort near Denver, or maybe in the Colorado Springs or Fort Collins areas… Well, it’s finally happening! 

According to Raindance National Golf Course, near Fort Collins, Hoedown Hill is set to be fully operational by Christmas 2023. The new ski area will be at the highest point in Windsor, CO, and will be a unique year-round activity center, including skiing and snowboarding, sledding, and tubing opportunities in the winter.

The hill only has about 120 feet of vertical gain, with a sledding portion that’s said to stretch 1,100 feet in length. That being said, a publication called Storm Skiing notes that the 12-acre area will feature runs ranging from green to black, also set to have a terrain park and nighttime skiing. The ski area won’t use traditional lifts, but four moving carpets instead.

In the summer, plans for the spot include offerings of mountain biking, hiking, and ziplining, as well as concerts in all four seasons.

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

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