Tips For a More Enjoyable Day on The Mountain

Have the Best Day on the Slopes

  • Clothing
    Wear water-resistant, layered clothing that can be removed or added as weather changes. (i.e.: long underwear, turtleneck, sweater, waterproof jacket and pants, nylon socks, waterproof gloves, winter hat, sunglasses, goggles).
  • SUN/UV
    Ultraviolet rays are more powerful at higher elevations, and since we are about 2 miles above sea level you will need goggles and sunglasses that have UV protection. Also, regardless of your skin color or complexion, everyone should wear sunscreen even on overcast days when ultraviolet rays still penetrate cloud cover.
  • Altitude Sickness
    There is no full-proof method for avoiding altitude sickness, but drinking extra water and electrolyte drinks (Gatorade or Propel) while avoiding alcohol, caffeine and salty foods during your visit seems to be the most helpful. Canned oxygen is also available at many gift shops and visitor centers throughout the County.

And if you are heading up to Loveland Ski Area be sure to ask about the Day Tripper Package which includes everything you need for a great day on the slopes at the right price!

The Day Tripper package includes a full day lift ticket, ski or snowboard rental, and all your clothing: jacket, pants, gloves, and goggles. You can get the Day Tripper Package at the Basin (Main Mountain) & Valley (Ski School Beginner Area) Sport Shops. For more info, please call (303) 571-5580 x 117. The Loveland Sport Shops have a limited number of Day Tripper Packages and are available on a first-come first-serve basis, no reservations. Don’t miss out on this great deal!

Clear Creek County is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Located just west of Denver along Interstate 70, Clear Creek has 396 square miles of public lands to explore, as well as four mountain peaks above 14,000 feet. Clear Creek is comprised of charming mountains towns Idaho Springs, Downieville, Lawson, Empire, Georgetown, and Silver Plume, which are all along the I-70 corridor. Learn more about Clear Creek County here.