The announcement everyone's been waiting for! Loveland
Ski Area will open for the 2014-2015 Saturday, November 1st.
First chair will be at 8:30am. Special thanks to our snowmaking
crew for all their hard work during this warm October. Get your
skis & boards ready, ski season is here!
The weather has cooperated the past couple days giving our
snowmakers perfect conditions to make snow. We've had the snow
guns going for 32 hours straight. As you can see there is still
a good amount of snow to be made on Home Run. We’re working our
hardest to get the mountain open as fast as we can and we appreciate
your patience during this warm October we’ve had. The temps are
going to drop again tonight and we're planning for another good night
After a week of record highs, the cold temperatures have
returned to the high country along with a little bit of snow. The
snowmakers got back to work last night and as of 10:00am, the snow
guns were still producing snow on the bottom half of the hill. The
forecast is calling for cold nights and warm days this week. While
that is not ideal, we hope to take advantage of the cold nights and
get this season started soon! It is still too early to make an opening
day announcement, but we will continue to work around the clock to put
the finishing touches on the lower portion of the mountain. Think
Another morning of snowmaking on Home Run. Looks like a cold front is
moving in Sunday. Our snowmakers should be able to bust a lot of this
out next week.
We're hoping the weather cools down so we can make
snow and open these gates for the 2014-2015 season. This weekend was
too warm for our snowmakers to make snow. Do your snow dances and send
some winter weather this way.
Mother Nature is throwing another curve ball at us.
Looks like temps might be on the warmer side the next few days.
We're keeping our fingers crossed for low humidity and low temps that
way we can get a wet bulb temp low enough that allows our snowmaking
team to make snow and finish up Home Run. We'll keep you updated
on any snowmaking news we get.
Congratulations to our neighbors
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area on their Opening Day announcement! Our
snowmakers are still working hard to get Loveland Ski Area open for
the season. We'll keep you up to date on our progress and any Opening
Day news as we get them. We'll be open soon, we promise!
10/15/14It was too warm last night to turn the
snow guns on. The Trail Maintenance Crew is busy pushing the snow out
on Catwalk and Mambo. We're hoping temps drop tonight so we can turn
the snow guns back on and start working on Home Run. Stay tuned!
It's looking so good up on the mountain. Our snowmaking crew has been
making snow for 55 hours straight. Still lots of work to be done, but
we are getting closer to Opening Day! The temperatures are warming up
a bit, but our snowmaking crew will continue to work around the clock
making snow as conditions permit.
It was a great weekend of snowmaking at the mountain. The
temps got down to the low teens last night and our snowmaking team had
a very productive night. Mother Nature chipped in with 8" of snow and
it looks and feels like winter! We should have more information about
Opening Day later in the week.
Our snowmakers are back on track
making snow. Temps were perfect early this morning to turn the
snow guns back on after a five day delay.
Tonight and this weekend look promising for
snowmaking. Check back Monday to see how the weekends snowmaking
Welcome back Mother Nature! It's starting to snow hard at the
mountain. They're calling for 2"- 4" of snow tonight and our
snowmakers hope to turn the snow guns back on in the next 24-48 hours.
Do your snow dances!
Our snowmakers are still waiting on temps to drop in order to turn the
snow guns back on. The next few days don't look promising but
we're hoping maybe Friday, Saturday or Sunday will be a go.
Keep checking back for updates.
Friday and Saturday were strong days for snowmaking.
Sunday it warmed up at 10am and we had to shut down the snow
guns. Our snowmakers are
on standby waiting for the weather to cool off.
The next few days don't look too good, but we're hoping to
resume operations later in the week.
The snowmakers have been hard at work and the snow guns have been
going all day! It's been a great first day of snowmaking.
Check back Monday for updates on the Weekend snowmaking progress.
For more info this weekend, check our Facebook page
Mother Nature delivered 7 inches of snow to the slopes of Loveland Ski
Area over the past three days. Not to be outdone, Loveland's
snowmaking team fired up 17 snow guns last night and began laying down
some manmade flakes of their own.
Loveland Ski Area's snowmaking team took advantage of the cold
temperatures last night and began making snow on Catwalk at the top of
Chair 1 at 7:00pm. Snowmaking crews will work their way down Catwalk
to Mambo and Home Run covering this top-to-bottom run with
tree-to-tree coverage for Opening Day 2014.
"Our first night of snowmaking was very productive," said Bobby
Babeon, trail maintenance and snowmaking manager. "Mother Nature got
us off to a good start and our team is ready to finish the job. We
will keep making snow around the clock as conditions permit and the
slopes should be ready for the first skiers and riders in just a few
It typically takes about two weeks for Loveland's snowmakers to cover
the 1,000 foot vertical run with an 18 inch base for opening day. Last
season Loveland Ski Area started making snow on September 27 and
opened on October 17. Loveland is expecting to open in mid-October.
"While most people dream of a white Christmas, here at Loveland we are
focused on a white October," said John Sellers, marketing director.
"The natural snow we received gave us a bit of a head start this year
and now our expert snowmakers are chipping in to prepare the slopes
for opening day. We look forward to starting up the lifts for all the
skiers and snowboarders that have patiently made it through another
Four more inches fell on Loveland last night and more is on
the way this evening. The snowmakers hope to turn on the snow
guns any day!
Last night Loveland got a nice dusting of snow. Our
snowmakers are hoping to fire up the guns later this week.
Loveland is still tracking for a Mid Oct opening. Keep checking
back for updates.
Looking at the forecast for the weekend, it is unlikely that we will
be able to start making snow. We want to make sure we maximize our
production efforts and we will not get the cold temperatures we need
to do that. Next week looks better and we will get started as soon as
Mother Nature says we can. We are still on track for a mid-October
opening and are excited to start another season! Check back for
updates and have a great weekend!