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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