Let It Snow

Remember snow days? What it felt like waking up in the morning and anxiously turning on the local news to see if your school district’s name was on the bottom scroll, inviting you to waste the whole day sledding or doing doughnuts in the school parking lot? Well, playing hooky to ski on a weekday feels a lot like that. Clear roads, even emptier ski runs and non-existent lift lines. The snow seems softer, the sky more blue. Hell, the beer even tastes better when you know you’re supposed to be sober in your cubicle. Today, Loveland Ski Area is giving you an excuse — as if you needed one — to give yourself a snow day. Radio station 95.7/The Party is throwing its first-ever Ski Hooky Day there. The bash will include prize giveaways, such as lift and concert tickets, and cheap beer! (Drink Coors Light and Coors Banquet for $1.75.) But the best part is that you can get your lift ticket for just $10 at www.957theparty.com — a 90 percent savings over most day passes this time of year. If you’ve never skied Loveland, this is your chance to see why locals love it so much. The party lasts from noon to 5 p.m. Loveland is off I-70, at Exit 216 in Georgetown.
Thu., Dec. 11; Thu., Jan. 15; Thu., Feb. 12; Thu., March 12; Thu., April 9, 2008
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Jessica Centers