Closed Ski Area
Hidden Valley Ski Area
Rocky Mountain National Park
Estes Park, Colorado
Hidden Valley Ski Area is now closed. The lifts have
been removed. What is left are fantastic runs for the backcountry
Rocky Mountain National Park has a visitor center and just past
the visitor center is where you will need to pay an entrance fee.
To see current park entrance fees, please see RMNP
Hidden Valley ski area opened in 1955 and closed as a ski area
in 1991. The lower area of the valley, below Trail Ridge Road is
great for beginner and intermediate skiers/boarders. Above Trail
Ridge road is where you find the expert runs. Trail Ridge Road is
closed in the winter from roughly November to May or June.
Trail map thanks to the Colorado Ski Museum. If anyone has a better
map that we can use, please contact
us! We would love to add the names of the old runs to our
This image is the current parking area and structure at the base
of Hidden Valley.
Vertical rise: 2,000 ft.
Terrain: 1,200 skiable acres
difficult - 40%
difficult - 40%
- (not used when this area was open)
Annual snowfall: 150 inches
Base elevation: 9,500 ft.
Summit elevation: 11,500 ft.
Region: North Eastern Colorado
Location: Just West of Estes Park, Colorado
We now have a link to google maps in the upper right hand corner of this page to assist you in finding this area from where you are.
Please see our road
map for Rocky Mountain National Park, or you can open
our pdf road map.
You can download and print a topo map of Hidden
Valley in a pdf format right here.
If needed, download Adobe
Acrobat Reader for free.
Warning!!! This old ski area does not
have a ski patrol, it does not have avalanche control, it does attract
backcountry skiers, some of whom do not know very much about avalanches.
Please do not ski this area without the proper gear and knowledge.
Do not imitate other skiers, as they may have been lucky that a
slope did not slide, and you may not be so lucky. The BOC rents
backcountry gear including safety
gear. The BOC also offers avalanche
clinics and avalanche
level 1 certification. Please be prepared before you play on
at this area.
The runs rated easy and moderate will be less prone to avalanche
danger and can be great for intermediate skiers/boarders.
Modern Day View
Hidden Valley, Estes Park, CO
For directions from where you are to where the Pleasant Valley Closed Ski Area is located/meets at, enter your starting point as: City, State or Zip Code or Airport and click on our button.
BOC Backcountry Check List
Avalanche Level One
BOC Snow Reports + Avalanche
Pets are permitted in Rocky Mountain National Park, however they
are NOT permitted on trails or in the backcountry.
Please see the Rocky
Mountain National Park website for more information.
You can call Rocky Mountain National Park at these numbers.
Visitor Information 970-586-1206 (Daily 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST)