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Quick Facts


Advanced Terrain: 41%
Average Annual Snowfall: 400 Inches
Base Elevation: 10,600 Feet (3304.2 Meters)
Beginner Terrain: 17%
Double Chairs: 4
Half Pipe: No
High-speed Quads: 3
Intermediate Terrain: 42%
Number Of Lifts: 11
Number Of Runs: 70
Skiable Acres: 1,365 Acres
Snowboard Park: Yes
Snowmaking Acres: 160 Acres
Summit Elevation: 13,010 Feet (4055.5 Meters) 12700 ft. for lift served access
Surface Lifts: 2
Triple Chairs: 2
Vertical Rise: 2,410 Feet (751.2 Meters)

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General Description

Copyright: - Loveland Ski Area
Loveland Ski Area has been a favorite of Colorado Front Range skiers for decades. Great snow, reasonable prices, easy access to Denver and more than 1365 acres of varied terrain has kept the faithful coming back for over 60 years. Located along I-70 on the east side of the Eisenhower Tunnel and Loveland Pass, Loveland is one of the most easily accessible ski areas from the Denver area. There is no lodging at Loveland. The nearest lodging is located either in Georgetown, 12 miles east, or in Silverthorne, 12 miles west.

Beginners enjoy the feel of a separate base area with milder slopes at Loveland Valley. First time skiers start in the Loveland Valley because it has great beginner terrain away from advanced enthusiasts. Skiers and boarders looking for more aggressive terrain are likely to show up at Loveland Basin, where steeps, bumps and glades team up with wide open bowls. Chair 9 is a new high-speed quad that provides access to the chutes and ridges along the Continental Divide.

For more information, including lodging information, call Loveland Ski Area Central Reservations at 800-225-LOVE.

Directions from Denver: Take I-70 west to exit #216, on the east side of the Eisenhower Tunnel and Loveland Pass.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Ski Season: Late October through May (NOTE: Loveland is normally one of the first ski areas in Colorado to open each season.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Daily Adult Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Early and late season discount
Daily Child Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Early and late season discount

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Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Loveland is one of the friendlyest ski areas in Colorado. We all go there for the snow, it doesn't matter if you ride or ski at Loveland it's about the snow.
Conditions: We feel Over the Rainbow is the steepest run there but Patrol Bowl is a good rush.
Water Availability: The only restrooms and water are at the bottom but there are 3 cabins on the mtn.
Recommended Clothing: Some people say Loveland is windy, I don't think we're any windyer than any other Colorado ski area. Dress for wind and hope you don't need it.
Suggested Accessories: Affordable, Friendly, close to Denver and normaly the 1st ski area to open in Colorado. Hook up with a local and ski "the pass" it could be the best day of skiing you've ever had.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Downhill Skiing
ICON Snowboarding

More Information

Links to other sites:
Loveland Ski Area - Official web site


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