Photo: Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area
Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2021/22 season on Saturday, October 30
“We’ve been counting down the days to ski season since we closed in May and couldn’t be more excited to welcome everyone back to Loveland for another amazing winter,” said COO Rob Goodell. “With some help from Mother Nature, our snowmaking team has done an incredible job getting the mountain ready and we invite everyone to come join us for Opening Day on Saturday.”
Loveland Ski Area opened on November 11 last season.
Chet’s Dream will run from 8:30am until 4:00pm on Saturday, October 30 and will offer skiers and riders access to one top-to-bottom run covered from tree-to-tree with an 18-inch base. The trails Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run make up this Opening Day run which is over a mile in length and nearly 1,000 vertical feet. Once snowmaking is completed on these runs, Loveland’s snowmaking team will focus on getting Spillway and Richard’s Run open as quickly as possible.
“It has been a busy summer up here at Loveland,” continued Goodell. “We are very excited about the Valley Lodge Expansion as this project will triple the amount of seating in the lodge and significantly expand the Rental Shop as well as our Ski & Ride School check-in area. We are also preparing to launch Loveland Snowcat Tours in January which we have been working on for a number of years. This will be a guided snowcat operation in Dry Gulch, just east of Lift 8, and we can’t wait to start bringing guests out there to explore the terrain.”
Loveland Ski Area will be open seven days a week until Closing Day in early May. Lift operating hours are 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays and 8:30am until 4:00pm on weekends and designated holidays. Early Season lift tickets are $85 for adults and $35 for children 6-14. Lift tickets can be purchased online at skiloveland.com or at the Ticket Office.
Loveland Ski Area will require guests to wear a mask inside all Loveland facilities for the 2021/22 season. For more details on Loveland’s Operating Plan for the 2021/22 season, please visit skiloveland.com/coronavirusupdate.