Photo Credit: Dustin Schefer, Loveland Ski Area
Snowmaking has begun at Loveland Ski Area. A winter storm delivered 5.5 inches of snow to the ski area yesterday in addition to the cold temperatures the snowmaking team had been waiting for. At 4:15pm yesterday afternoon, Loveland’s snowmaking team started making snow on Catwalk and Mambo. The snow guns were still piling up little pieces of winter as of noon today and the evening temperatures look very promising through the rest of the week. Loveland started making snow on October 2 last season.
“It is beginning to look a lot like winter up here at Loveland,” said Rob Goodell, COO. “The snowmaking team had been patiently waiting for the cold temperatures to arrive and was ready to go yesterday afternoon when the weather cooperated. Every flake that hits the ground gets us that much close to opening day. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in a few short weeks.”
It typically takes about two weeks for Loveland’s snowmakers to cover the opening day run from tree-to-tree with an 18 inch base. Loveland Ski Area will open with a full top-to-bottom run made up of the trails Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run. The opening day run is 1,000 vertical feet and over a mile in length. Last year Loveland Opened on October 25.