Snowboarding in Berthoud Pass, Idaho Springs, Colorado USA

Average Snowfall:
300 in/762 cm
Vertical Drop:
993 ft/302.6 m
Base Elevation:
11022 ft/3359.5 m
Top Elevation:
12051 ft/3673.1 m
40% beginners, 40% intermediate, 20% advanced
Berthoud Pass is located between Idaho Springs and Winter Park and is one of the closest areas in Denver for snowboarding. It belongs to Boulder County and is just an hour away.

The top of the pass is at 11307 ft/3446.4 meters and has access to a wide array of backcountry stashes. It is one of the earliest snowboard areas in Colorado with an annual snow fall of 300 in/762 cm.

It is a historic ski resort as it works from 1937, but did not operate every year in period. The lifts are separated to the ones pre 1989, which are 1 Constam T-Bar and 1 Heron-Huntington Double and post 1989, which are 1 Borvig Triple and 1 borvig Quad (1 Borvig double was removed in 1991). Summit elevation is 12051 ft/3673.1 m, base elevation 11022 ft/3359.5 m and vertical drop 993 ft/302.6 m.

Typical snowboard season is October to early June. Trails are 40% for beginners, 40% for intermediate snowboarders and 20% for advanced snowboarders. Services include base lodge with restaurant, ski patrol, ski shop and cafeteria.