Chairlift Nine serves almost entirely advanced or expert terrain. There is only one way down that is groomed, the intermediate run Rookie Road.
The majority of the terrain Chair 9 serves involves some uphill hiking, although it's fairly short for many of the runs.
In terms of area, Chair 9 probably serves about half of the Loveland ski area - Loveland is a bowl, and Chairlift 9 is the only lift to go all the
way to the top of the bowl. The terrain served by Lift 9 is above treeline (with the possible exception of some small, low Krummholz near the top of Our Bowl -
and maybe another spot or two I'm forgetting). Chairlift 9 terrain isn't a good choice on a bad light day - the visibility can get tough quickly, with no trees
to provide contrast.
The edges of Chairlift 9 served terrain (South -
Porcupine Saddle; North -
13010) can stay untracked for a long time. Mandatory hiking saves powder!
Chairlift Nine runs that don't require any hiking, such as
Primer Bowl or
Patrol Bowl will get tracked up fairly quickly on a bluebird.