Loveland Ski Area will celebrate its 75th Anniversary during the 2012-2013 season, making it the second oldest ski area in Colorado. Loveland has come a long way since 1937 and there are plenty of stories to share.
To celebrate this historic milestone, Loveland Ski Area will host an anniversary party on Saturday, January 12th in addition to some ongoing promotions throughout the season. CLICK HERE for more information on everything including the custom skis from Icelantic and Tommyknocker’s custom brew, The Pine Bough Pale Ale.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss story ideas or access historic images.
NEW FOR 2012-2013 - Free Snowcat Rides On The Ridge
Skiers and snowboarders can now enjoy free snowcat rides to some of Loveland’s most exhilarating terrain on the new Ridge Cat Tours. This 20 passenger snowcat will provide access to Field of Dreams, Velvet Hammer, Tickler and Marmot when conditions permit. Click Here for more information. If you are would like to do a story on The Ridge Cat Tours, please contact us to set up a visit.
Snowmaking/Race To Open/Opening Day
When the temperatures begin to drop in the high country, Loveland Ski Area is getting ready to make snow. Loveland typically starts snowmaking operations the last week of September in preparation for the upcoming season. When snowmaking begins, the season isn’t far off!
Loveland’s elevation and experienced snowmaking crew allow Loveland to compete to be the first ski area to open for the season in the annual Race to Open. Loveland Ski Area has been the first ski area in the nation to open for the season in eight of the past twelve years.
Loveland Ski Area is known for having exceptional early season conditions. Loveland will always open with at least one top-to-bottom run of 1,000 vertical feet and nearly a mile in length covered from tree to tree with an 18” base. Opening Day is always an exciting event as skiers and riders come up for the first turns of the season.
Valentine's Day Mountaintop Matrimony - Marry Me & Ski Free
Every year couples flock to Loveland Ski Area on Valentine’s Day to take the plunge or renew their vows in a mass wedding ceremony at the top of Chair 2 at an elevation of 12,050”. The event typically draws between 60 & 80 couples, some of which attend in full wedding attire. After the ceremony, the newlyweds ski or snowboard down the mountain to the reception that features wedding cake, a cider toast and a best dressed contest. It is quite a site to watch the couples make turns down the mountain in wedding dresses and tuxedos! Click Here for more info on this exciting event.
3 Class Pass
You’ve heard the saying “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” There is a reason you’re supposed to try three times – 3 is the magic number! Loveland Ski & Ride School is so convinced that it rewards beginner skiers and snowboarders with a free season pass when they complete three full lesson packages, starting with a newcomer lesson package. All children 6-14 that complete three lesson packages also receive a free season pass.
Loveland Valley is also the ideal place for beginners to develop their lifelong love of snow sports. This separate area offers beginners their own lifts and gentle slopes perfect for getting to the next level.
3 Class Pass products are also available for intermediate and advanced skiers with some restrictions.
Click Here for all the details.
Loveland Ski Area is the place for Front Range skiers and riders to try the newest gear before they buy it.
Each season Loveland hosts early season demos with Christy Sports and Colorado Ski & Golf. These large demos allow skiers and snowboarders to try the latest and greatest gear from all the leading brands. Loveland also hosts dozens of smaller demos with local shops and boutique brands.
Loveland will also host two late season demos in the spring of 2013. Snowboard Colorado Magazine will host a demo in April 2013 featuring 2013-2014 snowboards and Ski Magazine will host a ski demo with next year’s gear.
For a complete list of demos, please visit our event calendar.
Loveland Ski Area offers Colorado’s only flexible 4 hour ticket. The Flex Ticket allows skiers and snowboarders to ski any 4 hours they choose at the half-day rate. No more waiting for the half-day rate to start, so guests can arrive early and leave early. Guests pay full price at the time of purchase and then receive a partial refund if the ticket is returned within 4 hours of purchase. Flex tickets are available during the regular season only and must be requested at the time of purchase.
Loveland’s Daytripper Package includes everything anyone needs for a great day on the slopes. A lift ticket, ski or snowboard rental and clothing rental(hat, goggles, gloves, jacket and pants) are included for just $99 – less than a lift ticket at most Colorado resorts!
Loveland’s event calendar is full of exciting events including the New Belgium Scavenger Hunt and Corn Harvest benefit for The Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Click Here for a complete list of events.