Loveland Ski Area, Colorado

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Loveland Ski Area in Colorado and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Loveland Ski Area is located in the Arapahoe National Forest adjacent to Interstate 70 in Colorado. Loveland Ski Area enjoys the distinction of being the closest ski area to Denver, Colorado. In fact, the […]

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Loveland Ski Area in Colorado and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams.

Loveland Ski Area is located in the Arapahoe National Forest adjacent to Interstate 70 in Colorado. Loveland Ski Area enjoys the distinction of being the closest ski area to Denver, Colorado. In fact, the I-70 runs right through the ski area via the Eisenhower and Johnson Tunnels. Loveland Ski Area opened in 1936, making it the second oldest ski area in Colorado.

Loveland Ski Area is the combination of the Loveland Basin and Loveland Valley ski areas. The two areas are connected by an inter-mountain shuttle, which runs continually throughout the day.

Located on the continental divide, Loveland Ski Area is one of Colorado’s highest ski areas with a summit of 13,010 ft or 3966 m and has the second highest lift served areas in North America at 12,697 ft or 3870 m.

At this elevation, be prepared, drinks lots of water and start slowly until you get used to the altitude, you do not want to ruin a chance for that perfect day.

The ski area averages approximately 400 inches or 1016 cm of snow per year and there is more than enough terrain to satisfy everyone. You’ll be greeted with everything from bowls, with the potential for powder, steeps with moguls and the lower runs, which are groomed for a day of cruising. For terrain that will certainly get your heart pumping, try Avalanche Bowl, Over The Rainbow or Zoom.

Loveland Ski Area certainly has that “wow factor” when you hit the slopes. The terrain is so vast, and the views are nothing short of spectacular on a clear day. From the summit, looking to the west you’ll have a great view of some of Colorado’s other spectacular ski areas.

Lodging can be found 12 miles or 20 km in either direction of the ski area, Georgetown to the east and Silverthorne to the west.

Loveland Ski Area is a favourite of the locals and a great place to relax and have some fun!

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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
2210 ft / 674 m

Base Elevation:
10800 ft / 3292 m

Summit Elevation:
13010 ft / 3966 m

Skiable Area:
1800 acres

Average Snowfall:
422 in / 1072 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 93

Beginner: 12 (13%)

Intermediate: 38 (41%)

Advanced: 29 (31%)

Expert: 14 (15%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Denver CO , 80mi / 129km

Nearest Major City:
Denver CO, 53mi / 85km

Nearest Town/City:
Silverthorne or Georgetown CO, 12mi / 19km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Oct 20 to May 6

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Holidays, 8:30am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 11

Quad Chairs: 3

Triple Chairs: 4

Double Chairs: 2

Surface Lifts: 2

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Denver Intl Airport  (DEN)
Distance: 80 mi / 129 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-225-5683

Direct Phone: 303-571-5580

Snow Phone: 1-800-736-3754

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Ski Resort Shuttle

Airport Transportation