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Flake It Till You Make It

Loveland capitalizes on cold weather to get a jump on laying down a base

GEORGETOWN, COLORADO – Loveland Ski Area has started making snow for the 2023–24 season. Loveland’s snowmakers fired up the snow guns at 12:30am and laid down the first manmade flakes of the season on Home Run. Mother Nature also chipped in with an inch of natural snow. Last season, Loveland began snowmaking on October 12; the resort opened on November 3.

“It’s starting to look and feel like winter at Loveland,” said Rob Goodell, chief operating officer. “Our snowmaking team capitalized on the cold weather, and we’re off to a great start. The forecast is calling for cold temperatures through the week, and we will make snow as conditions permit. We look forward to skiing with everyone very soon.”

It typically takes a few 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.

To follow Loveland’s snowmaking progress, visit skiloveland.com/snowmaking.



Photo courtesy of Loveland