Loveland Ski Area opens


Loveland Ski Area, 53 miles west of Denver, will open for the season on Wednesday, Oct. 15.  The ski area began making snow on Sept. 24, but warm weather forced a stoppage until the temperatures cooled again on Oct. 4. 


“Our crew has been working hard to make sure we could take advantage of every opportunity to make snow over the last couple of weeks,” said Manager Eric Johnstone.  “It finally paid off and we will start the lifts tomorrow with an 18-inch base and tree to tree coverage.”


Skiers and snowboarders will have access to a top to bottom run consisting of 1,000 vertical feet via Chair 1.  The trails Catwalk, Mambo and Homerun make up this opening day run which is over a mile in length. 


“The start of the ski season is always an exciting time,” said Rob Goodell, Director of Business Operations.  “We are opening a little bit earlier than anyone expected, but the mountain is ready and we are proud to offer the quality coverage our opening day skiers and riders have come to expect from Loveland.”


Loveland’s regular hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.  to 4 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and designated holidays.  Early season lift tickets are $44 for adults and $21 for children ages 6-14. 

Visit for snow conditions, live web cams and info.

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Snow falls from big sky in Big Sky, Montana

  • And so it begins, here is the forecast for Big Sky, Montana. If you’ve ever skied at this great mountain, you know how exciting it is to see the snow fly:
  • Today: Snow flurries and snow showers. High 39F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%. A slushy accumulation of less than one inch.
  • Tonight: Cloudy with snow showers this evening and steady snow likely after midnight. Low around 20F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
  • Tomorrow: Snow likely. Cold. High 29F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating 5 to 8 inches.
  • Tomorrow night: Periods of snow. Low 17F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Significant snow accumulation possible.
  • Saturday: Snow. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the mid teens.
  • Sunday: Chance of a few snow showers. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the low teens.
  • Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the low 20s.
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    Baggage bailout for skiers

    To help offset added airline fees, Vail Resorts is offering a “Baggage Bailout” for skiers and snowboarders staying at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly this winter. Guests will receive a $50 credit when they book at least a four-day, four-night ski or snowboard vacation by Dec. 1 through Vail Resorts at (866) 949-2573.  


    At Vail Resorts, we have decided to help carry the load for our guests by addressing airline baggage fees,” said Rob Katz, chief executive officer for Vail Resorts.

    To qualify for a “Baggage Bailout,” guests must call Vail Resorts Reservations at (866) 949-2573 and book four or more nights of lodging at any lodging property at one of the Company’s five mountain resorts and buy at least four days of adult lift tickets by Dec. 1 (for travel this ski season through April 20, 2008). Vail Resorts Reservations offers one-stop shopping on an entire winter mountain vacation for guests including airline reservations, ground transfers, lodging, lift tickets, ski school lessons and other activities.

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