Loveland Ski Area, CO: Lowest Season Total in 8 Years

Dominic Gawel | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Snow totals at Loveland for the last 8 seasons. Credit: Dustin Schaefer/ Chis Tomer/ Fox Denver

Loveland Ski Area, CO – Loveland is amidst one of its driest seasons so far. This season, they have only received 98″ of snow so far—the lowest in 8 years.

2021 is nearly 50 inches behind the next lowest year. On the bright side, a storm is hitting Colorado currently and Loveland is expected to receive several inches of new snow over the next week. Hopefully, this is the start of a strong storm cycle!

Snow totals at Loveland 1/22/21. Credit: Loveland Ski Area

As of January 21st in the last eight years, Loveland had season totals of:

  • 2014: 181″
  • 2015: 160″
  • 2016: 181″
  • 2017: 204″
  • 2018: 142″
  • 2019: 205″
  • 2020: 153″
  • 2021: 93″
Loveland Snow Stake 1/22/21. Credit: Loveland Ski Area

Loveland has not seen any large storms yet this season—there has been no 24 hour period of more than 10″ of snow according to meteorologist Chris Tomer. The ski area is operating with 643 of 1800 acres open, 51 of 94 trails, 8 of 10 lifts, and a 36″ mid-way base depth.

Loveland Basin SNOTEL 2021 Water Year:

Loveland Basin SNOTEL 1/22/21. Credit: USDA NRCS

Weather Forecast:

Forecast for Loveland Ski Area 1/22/21. Credit: NOAA

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