Early last week, family-owned and operated Loveland Ski Area in Colorado received some great news for future plans. The ski area got the official approval to replace the aging Lift 6 from the Forest Service.
Lift 6 is an ancient (40 years old) fixed-grip double that serves a main portion of the mountain. It offers green and blue terrain with the mountain’s only terrain park off of fan-favorite run ‘Roulette’. While this news is great for all local Denver and Boulder area skiers and boarders, they will have to manage with the knee-buckling double for two more seasons.
The new lift will be installed in the summer of 2021. Plans are still being figured out for the lift but it will either be a fixed-grip triple or a high-speed detachable quad. The tower line runs through two protected wetland areas and will require the removal of two towers around those parts. The ski area did say they are planning to build more protected wetlands which according to the Forest Service will mean an overall net increase.
This new lift will mean a potential double in uphill capacity for this part of the mountain. As Loveland becomes more and more popular due to the vicinity of the Denver Metro area, this will most definitely come in handy. Fewer lift lines and more skiing.