Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Loveland Ski Area
March 24, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, Loveland Ski Area and the U.S. Forest Service will be prohibiting uphill access to National Forest System lands operated by Loveland Ski Area for a period of time that matches Governor Polis’ Executive Order 2020 004 and any subsequent amendments extending that timeframe. This closure will start at 12:01am on Wednesday, March 25.
Loveland Ski Area encourages guest use of public lands and supports uphill access throughout the ski season. To honor the intent and language of the executive order and other state direction on minimizing group size, as well as meeting the needs of local law enforcement and emergency service providers, Loveland Ski Area will prohibit uphill access. While the ski area can limit uphill access through its existing operating plan on a temporary basis for management activities such as end-of-season tear down or emergency management situations, it is submitting this operating plan amendment given the significance and timing of the COVID-19 outbreak and the predicted length of this prohibition.
March 23, 2020
Uphill Access Update: The Basin parking lot will be locked. Please park at Loveland Valley. Do not block Basin parking lot entrances or exits. Do not park on US-6. Don not park in CDOT Lot. There will be no access to facilities or restrooms. We will have more information later today.
March 16, 2020
In order to keep all our guests and employees safe and healthy, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to close for the 2019/20 season. This has not been easy for anyone, but it is the best way we can help stop the spread of COVID-19. We understand that there will be some frustration regarding our decision, but we feel strongly that this is best for everyone.
We are communicating this information with our employees and providing scheduled seasonal Loveland Ski Area employees with up to three weeks of compensation beyond what has already been worked in addition to their seasonal bonus. Many employees will also have the opportunity to work additional hours in the coming weeks. All employees will be off this week and compensated during this closure.
Any date specific products(lift tickets, rental packages, lessons) will be fully refunded. 2019/20 4-Pak tickets will be valid for the entire 2020/21 season. We are working on accommodations for 2019/20 season pass holders and will have more information in the coming weeks.
The ski area will be closed and our call center and ticket office will be unstaffed through Sunday, March 22. We will be unable to process any refund requests until Monday, March 23. We thank you in advance for your patience.
Now that we are closed for the season, the mountain is open for uphill access. CLICK HERE for all the details. Please note that there will be no avalanche mitigation or emergency services. Uphill users must practice safe backcountry travel and use 911 for any emergencies.
We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and we look forward to skiing and snowboarding with everyone again next season.
March 14, 2020
We have been closely monitoring all the coronavirus developments and following the recommendations of local and state health officials. The health and wellbeing of our employees and guests is our top priority and in an effort to keep everyone healthy and safe, we will be closed indefinitely starting on Sunday, March 15.
We will provide refunds to guests that bought date specific lift tickets, equipment rentals or lessons during the closure. We will provide more information on our season pass products and 4-Paks later in the week. We anticipate heavy call volume and thank you in advance for your patience as we respond to all of our guests.
2019/20 Uphill Access Pass holders may access Route A during the current closure. New Uphill Access Passes are NOT being issued at this time. If you do not currently have an Uphill Access Pass, you may not access Loveland Ski Area during the closure.
March 13, 2020
Loveland Ski Area is closely monitoring the impacts of coronavirus(COVID-19). We place the highest value on the health and well-being of our guests and employees. We are open and are following all guidelines from federal, state and local health officials which includes the cancellation of some events.
There are several resources available from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The CDPHE also has a travel and spring break guidance page. Guests who have specific COVID-19 related questions may also reach out to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) at 303-389-1687, 1-877-462-2911 or COHELP@RMPDC.org.
The CDC recommends that those in high risk populations limit their exposure to others and we appreciate the responsible actions of those in high risk segments. High risk populations include people who have recently been on a cruise or visited China, Iran, Italy or South Korea, have been exposed to someone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
Colorado health officials are further advising those over the age of 60 and with underlying health conditions not to visit Colorado’s high-country at this time due to the smaller capacity of high-country health care facilities to treat COVID-19 patients if necessary.
We are suspending the Ridge Cat operations indefinitely. The terrain served by the Ridge Cat will remain open as conditions permit. Most events and live music events have been cancelled. Please check our event calendar for a list of events and cancellations.
If you have already purchased lift tickets or lessons and are concerned about skiing with us, please contact us at 303-571-5580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.