Loveland ski area in Colorado will open this Thursday, October 29th, 2015!
We’ve been watching the snowfall and the snowmaking guns rage and wondering when they’ll have enough snow to open up. Now we know.
Last week, we were hoping for last weekend or early this week, but we were off by about 4 or 5 days…
Loveland got 18″ of natural snow over the weekend and 2-4″ of snow is forecast today.
OPENING DAY DETAILS:
- Lift 1 from 9am-4pm
- Top-to-Bottom sking via Catwalk, Mambo, & Home Run trails
- 18″ base
The trail that will be open is over 1-Mile Long & 1,000-Vertical-Feet
LOVELAND PRESS RELEASE TODAY:
Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2015-2016 season on Thursday, October 29.
“The warm fall weather delayed the start of snowmaking this year, but Mother Nature finally came through,” said Rob Goodell, director of business operations. “A winter storm delivered 17.5 inches of natural snow last week and brought the cold temperatures our snowmakers had been waiting for. They have done an incredible job getting the mountain ready for the first skiers and riders of the season.”
Lift 1 will run from 9:00am until 4:00pm on Thursday and will provide skiers and riders with 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 long and nearly 1,000 vertical feet.
“We will continue to make snow on the bottom portion of the mountain, but the coverage up top is outstanding,” continued Goodell. “We have been waiting all summer for this moment and invite everyone to come up and help us kick off the ski season.”
Loveland Ski Area opened on November 1 last season.
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 $53 for adults and $25 for children ages 6-14.