Gray's and Torrey's from Challenger
Chairlift Nine, Last Day 2012:
Chairlift 9 at Loveland Basin
Chairlift Nine, Closing Day 2012:
Chairlift 9 at Loveland Basin
Chairlift Nine with Velvet Hammer, Tickler, and Marmot Behind:
Chairlift 9 and 4 viewed from Wild Child
Lift Nine Looking Up And West From Catwalk Trees:
Chairlift 9 from the Catwalk Trees ski run at Loveland
Lift Nine Viewed From Fire Cut:
Upper Portions of Lift 9 viewed from Fire Cut
Lower Lift Nine Over Creek Trail:
Chairlift Nine Photo From Creek Trail

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 - Marmot and 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.

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