Loveland Colorado

Loveland offers un-crowded slopes at high elevation, 13,010′, with sweeping views of the Rockies and remarkable terrain, free close parking (the road actually passes right through Loveland, there is a skier tunnel) and their ski season lasts from October through May. Loveland is often first to open for skiing, October 13, 2013, and last to close in Colorado – rivaling nearby Arapahoe Basin so it is one of the best early season ski resorts in the west.

Loveland averages 400″ of snow each season – more than any Front Range or Summit County resort. From the top of the Continental Divide, Loveland is a perfect place for those that simply want to ski and ride wide open above tree-line bowls.

Loveland even offers snowcat tours into previously only hike-to terrain. The pay-to-ride, guided full-day tours into 580-acre Dry Gulch starts from the top of Lift 8, with 16-person snowcats and a backcountry guide – you can get 5-7 runs off the ridgeline of Mt. Trelease. Loveland’s lower mountain terrain has more novice runs, with views of I70 so you can wave to skiers on their commute to Copper, Breck, and Vail.

Loveland is convenient, just 43 miles from Denver.

Ski Loveland Stats:
1,670 acres
123 trails, 10 lifts
2,210′ vertical, 13,010′ summit elevation