The Ridge Cat is now open for the 2014-2015 season. 
Ridge Cat will run January 31st and February 1st, and then start it's normal hours of operation; Wednesday through Sunday, 10am - 2:30pm, conditions permitting.



Loveland Ridge Cat

Loveland Ski Area provides FREE cat skiing access to the North Side of the Ridge on a first-come, first-served basis. When operating, the Ridge Cat will pick up a new group of skiers and riders just beyond the Gate 1 North off Chair 9.  Snowcats will drop skiers & riders off at gate 4 North.  This ski terrain is only accessible by foot or snowcat - there is no lift access here.


Ridge Cat Tours may be offered when conditions are considered to be suitable and to coincide with open terrain north along the ridge from Chair Nine, above Chair Four, and toward Marmot.  Please observe and obey all posted information to include closed terrain. 


Access to Ridge Cat Tours is to the north of the top of Chair Nine (9).  Pick up point is north of the established North Gate One (1N on map) location.  Please stay outside of rope closure at pickup point.  Wait for snow cat to come to complete stop and for operator to exit cab and await instructions.

Loveland Ridge Cat Access Pass

Anyone wanting to access the Loveland Ridge Cat must have a valid 2014-2015 Season Pass/Lift Ticket.  Riders MUST also have a 2014-2015 Loveland Ridge Cat Access Pass before being allowed to board the Ridge Cat. Loveland Ridge Cat Access Passes can be picked up at no charge at the Loveland Basin Season Pass Office 7 days a week 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Guests will need to read and sign the Loveland Ridge Cat Access waiver. 


Loveland Ridge Cat Operating Hours

The Ridge Cat will operate 5 days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, as conditions & weather permit.  Approximate operating hours are 10:00am - 2:30pm.  Cat operations, terrain openings and conditions may vary and are subject to change or closures.

Loveland Ridge Cat Operations Map


Loveland Ridge Cat Access Skiing/Riding Options

The area serviced by the Ridge Cat Tours is either most difficult or extreme terrain with the sole exception of the route taken by the cat.  In all cases, signs and closures should be noted and obeyed.  It is an option to ski or ride back down the snow cat road.  Please let the operator know if that is your intention to coordinate who goes first.  In all cases, you should stay well away from the snow cat and do not under any circumstances attempt to pass the cat.  Stay well away from implements on rear of snow cat.

Loveland Snowcat Photos