Loveland Ski area is Only 53 miles from Denver and hosts ski/snowboard events that include festivals, concerts, demo days and ski competitions. Loveland Ski Resort is the closest high altitude alpine environment that someone can find. With that environment comes events you won't find anywhere else. Most popular is the Mountaintop Matrimony celebration where couples get married on the top of the Continental Divide every Valentines day. Afterward their weddinge present is to ski free the whole day.