Firecut & Drifter opened this week giving Loveland Ski Area some of the most terrain open in the state. Keep checking back for snowmaking and terrain opening updates.
Snowmaking operations are going well at the Valley. The Valley is set to open November 22. Snowmaking operations are looking good off Drifter and Firecut. We're hoping for a few more days of good snowmaking conditions and we'll be getting more terrain open soon!
It's official; Chair 2 set to open this Saturday, November
9th! We are already boasting the most open acreage in
Colorado, and the opening of Fire Bowl, Fire Cut, and Turtle Creek
will really make us stand out. Come out and enjoy this
beautiful weekend with some of the best early season conditions we
have seen in years! Also, Don't forget to pick up your
4-Pak at Ski Expo this weekend in Denver. Click here to find a
coupon on Expo entrance.
The snowmaking team has been hard at work for the past week working to get the top of Chair 2 open. The cold temperatures have allowed them to go non-stop and Fire Bowl, Turtle Creek and Fire Cut are just about ready! We are hoping it will be ready for the weekend, but we haven't been able to confirm that yet. An announcement should be coming soon so stay tuned for more updates.
6" of new snow this morning and 12" in the past 3 days...the skiing and riding is incredible and the cold temps have allowed our snowmakers to make a lot of progress! Chair 2 will open to the mid-way unload point on Saturday, November 2, 2013 providing access to beginner terrain. The snowmakers are moving all the snow guns up to the top of Chair 2 to start working on Firebowl and Turtle Creek. If the snow keeps falling and the temperatures stay cold, it should take them about a week to 10 days to get the upper half of the lift open. Snowmaking has not yet started on Chair 7, but they will be getting started soon.
Loveland will be opening Chair 6 sometime tomorrow. Roulette will be the only run open to start out. Big thanks to our snowmaking crew and Train Maintenance guys for getting it open!
The beginning of the 2013-2014 season is off to an amazing
start! 14 inches of natural snow has fallen since our opening
last Thursday and snowmaking efforts are still going strong.
This has allowed us to open both Spillway and Lower Richards Run off
Chair 1 and now we are turning our attention to Chair 6. With
snowmakers working around the clock we are hoping to make an
announcement here pretty soon. Be sure to sign up for our E-Newsletter
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Loveland Ski Area opened for the 2013-2014 season today!
The snowmaking crew is hoping to have more terrain open by the weekend. Check out the progress on Spillway & Lower Richards!
Our Park Crew has a great setup for early season! Right now we have four features setup on Mambo.
- Flat Box
- Tower Pole
- Down Urban On Tube
- Up Bar
The announcement you have all been waiting for...Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2013-2014 season on Thursday, October 17!! The snowmakers have been working hard to get the mountain ready for the first skiers and riders and it is finally time to start the lifts. Chair 1 will start turning at 9:00am on Thursday and will offer access to Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run. The snowmakers have done a tremendous job and the natural snow from Mother Nature has helped a ton. Opening Day conditions will be incredible! Hope to see you on the hill soon!
Once work on Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run is completed, the snowmakers will start working on opening additional terrain.
Congratualtions to our neighbor Arapahoe Basin Ski Area on their Opening Day 2013-2014 announcement! Loveland will not open this weekend. Our snowmakers our working hard to finish the bottom section of the mountain. We are very confident we'll be skiing & snowboarding at Loveland sometime this coming week!
The snow has returned!! The winter storm finally arrived with snow and cold temperatures for our snowmakers. They fired up the guns at 5:00pm for what should be a very productive evening. We are not ready to announce our Opening Day yet, but every snowflake that falls gets us that much closer! More info and pics coming tomorrow.
Snowmaking operations are still on hold due to warm temps,
although all of that is set to change as a storm system pushes into
the area. Starting tomorrow (Thursday) the temperatures will begin
to drop and we should see some accumulation from this storm. Keep
watching to forecasts because even after this storm moves on the
temperatures should stay cold and give our snowmakers the conditions
they need to get the job done.
Temps are too warm to have the snow guns going. We're hoping to crank them on Thursday night. Loveland has not set a Opening Day. Once we do, we'll post it on our Facebook and here at skiloveland.com. Get your skis & boards reay, we're getting close.
Warm temperatures moved in this morning and the snowmaking team suspended activity at 8:00am after 50+ hours of continuous snowmaking. The team had a very productive couple of days and made a ton of snow to go along with the 6-7" that fell on Friday. The mountain is looking very good and the forecast is calling for a clear and cold evening which should allow the crew to fire up the guns again tonight. Still too soon to tell when we will open, but it's getting close!
Another winter storm brought 5" of new snow and cold temps for our snowmaking team. The snowmakers got started at 2:00am and are still going strong as of 10:00am. The sun poked out for a few minutes, but the snow is still falling and we could see another inch or two of natural snow before the storm moves out. The whales are taking shape and the crew plans to keep making snow as long as conditions permit. Looks like warmer temps are moving in again this weekend, but tomorrow night still looks good and our crew will be ready to go when conditions permit!
The Loveland Snowmaking Crew made snow Friday & Saturday. Temps on Sunday were too warm to turn on the snowguns. Looks like temps will drop in the middle of the week making for good snowmaking conditions. We don't have a set opening date. Keep checking back for updates.