Loveland Ski Area Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

Loveland Ski Area sits high atop The Continental Divide and offers a ski experience like no other. Just 53 miles from Denver & 12 miles east of Silverthorne, Loveland offers 1,800 acres of terrain and 400" of snow each season. More snow. Less crowds. No Fuss. This is Core Colorado.

Loveland has two base ... areas - Loveland Basin and Loveland Valley. Loveland Valley, typically open mid-Nov through early-April, is home to our ski school and features gentle terrain perfect for making your first turns. Loveland Basin offers the intermediate/advanced skiers and riders groomed runs, steeps, bumps, glades and plenty of terrain above treeline to explore. Chair 9 whisks riders up to 12,770 feet atop The Continental Divide where amazing views, open bowls and powder choked chutes await.

Loveland also offers free close-in parking, virtually no lift lines and a laid back, local feel. Whether you are planning a family trip or looking to shred some of Colorado's finest snow, Loveland will not disappoint. There are no hotels or fancy villages here. Just 1,365 acres of terrain and 400" of snow. Visit Loveland and experience Core Colorado.

Please note that children 5 and under ski free!
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Loveland Ski Area Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Loveland Ski Area Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 10

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 94

Weekend Hours


Loveland Ski Area Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

10,800 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,210 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

13,010 ft

Loveland Ski Area Ski Pictures and Photos

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Loveland Ski Area Trail Map

Loveland Ski Area Reviews & Tips (70)

I will return to Loveland because my experience was amazing. The altitude is no joke, we are from Ohio and spent the previous day in Denver, but my friend still got altitude sickness, so taking a break to get gas on the way is a good idea. I am just an intermediate skier, but when I am better I will return to ride their free artic cat to the top of the continental divide and smash the deep and steep bowls that don't have lifts. The rental staff was extremely helpful, and hooked me up with some great fatties after my regular parabolics were sinking into the powder. I would also recommend checking out lift 8 on the far right side of the mountain.
Loveland Ski Area review written Apr 26 2016 - 02:09 PM
Pete Synk Intermediate Skier
Easy to get to , just before the Divide, you can Avoid the tunnel traffic. Can be Challenging on the right slope. If you're thinking about going. I'm done for the season but I do have two 4 packs to save you some money. I am available in Denver. Asking each 4 pack at $125. Leave a voice message or text at 720 583 5361 Enjoy
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 28 2016 - 04:44 PM
Ken Intermediate Skier
This was my first trip to Colorado and my first time skiing in nearly 10 years. For a beginner, I thought Loveland was perfect. But, they had a ton of runs for the more advance skiers too! Overall, the staff were very friendly and helpful. I went on a Monday and Tuesday, and it wasn't crowded it all. Never had to wait to get on a lift and never felt like I would be plowed down by other people on the mountain. I would definitely come back!!
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 10 2016 - 06:52 AM
Emily A. Beginner Skier
Do yourself a favor, skip Vail, skip Breck, even skip A-Basin if you want....Go straight to Loveland. Located only an hour from downtown Denver, drive can't be beat. You'll hit Loveland before you hit any of those other resorts. The terrain and snow are amazing all by themselves (literally the same mountains and snow you're on at one of the other resorts that charge twice as much for lift tix). I happened to luck out and run into a local in the parking lot who was kind enough to inform me that Loveland offers FREE SNOW CAT RIDES along the ridges from the top of Lift 9. All you have to do is sign a waiver near the ticket office and they'll give you a snow cat pass. I really can't say enough good things about Loveland. I hope to give them a lot more business next time I am in Colorado.
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 07 2016 - 11:48 AM
Anna Advanced Snowboarder
Great skiing for a great price. Parking is nice and close, and the lift lines were almost non-existent. My only complaint would be that the ski trails are not very well marked and it was easy to get onto the wrong path. Otherwise everything was great.
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 02 2016 - 09:33 AM
Gordon Intermediate Skier
I think this is probably a really great mountain. My day was ruined by a rental tech who literally took 30 seconds to give me my rental snowboard. My bindings were horribly adjusted, leading to my back foot just pulling completely out every time I tried to carve, thus my falling, 20ish times on my first run. It ruined my day. I swapped out my gear and everything was better, but I just felt so beat up I couldn't continue.
Loveland Ski Area review written Feb 10 2016 - 11:14 PM
Khi Beginner Snowboarder
Just straight up good skiing minus the frills and expenses of the larger resorts. Lots of runs with of considerable variety. Save money by buying tickets through Liftopia and avoid the crowds by going during the week. Lines were mostly non-existant during the week. Visit the Basin for the experienced skier/snowboarder while the Valley is perfect environment for those learning skiing or snowboarding. Staff were polite and helpful.
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 27 2016 - 10:59 AM
Steve Advanced Skier
I'm very much still a beginner at snowboarding. This was my first time on runs in Colorado, and admittedly, I spent most of my time on the beginner hills. However, I was most pleased with the atmosphere the staff and teachers cultivated on those runs! Everyone was encouraging, helpful, and kind enough to pay attention to all the newbies. From stopping the lift, to slowing it down, to helpful pointers, to just an all around great learning environment, I couldn't have had a better day. As a beginner, it is also great having a dedicated place to learn. No worries about getting in the way of other, more experienced riders. No jerks picking on you just because you're a newbie. It was GREAT! Highly recommended to anyone still building their board or ski skills.
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 18 2016 - 10:18 AM
Rachel Bogan Beginner Snowboarder
You will Love this Mountain!
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 12 2016 - 09:16 AM
Zane Advanced Skier
Been skiing Loveland for 30 years. Always go there early and mid-season. Less than 2-hour drive from my Front Range home so can drive and ski all in one day - assuming it's a weekday (on weekends I-70 is a parking lot). With Liftopia discounts I only pay $50 - $60 for all-day adult tickets. It's a great deal.
Loveland Ski Area review written Dec 31 2015 - 02:45 PM
Richard Intermediate Skier
Loved the snow and the terrain. As a beginner to intermediate, I bought the $25 Lift 7 ticket at the mountain. Won't do it again, though - long lines on a weekend, and only good (great, in fact) for complete beginners. Don't buy the tickets at $65 from Liftopia - you can get them at the same price or cheaper at the mountain or at King Soopers. I made that mistake and the person was sick that day. They said they would only consider returning the money if we send them a doctors note. No such risks if you buy it anywhere else. Great deal at $45, though!
Loveland Ski Area review written Dec 30 2015 - 02:10 PM
Anna Beginner Skier
Loveland is great - more casual and less crowded than the bigger resorts. The lifts are slow and there aren't footrests, which is kind of a pain. For the best food, go to the small bar in the main dining room and order from there -- skip the deli and grill.
Loveland Ski Area review written Dec 02 2015 - 04:39 PM
Colin Advanced Skier
Went to Loveland for a couple days of boarding on 4/20/15. Stayed cheap in Frisco at the New Summit Inn, good hotel for the price only about 20 min away. My brother and I only paid about $65 each per day for hotel and Lift tickets. It snowed about 2 feet before we showed up. It was awesome, lots of powder good mountain. The lunch specials at Loveland were good, staff is very friendly. I recommend having something to shield your face for when you get to the top of the mountain it can get windy.
Loveland Ski Area review written Apr 29 2015 - 08:43 PM
Steve T Intermediate Snowboarder
In the spring, go to Chair 8 in the morning. The snow conditions were soft but not mushy. Later head up to chair 9 if the visibility is good. When the visibility is poor, it's pretty sketchy at the top. We went on 4/23/15 and the snow was excellent! Great deal with the Liftopia discount and my son and daughter-in-law (who snowboard in Utah) loved it! It's awesome that so much of the terrain is above timberline; gives it a more European feel.
Loveland Ski Area review written Apr 25 2015 - 05:19 PM
Scott Turek Advanced Skier
Great place to learn for first time skiers or snowboarders. Instead of going to the Basin go to the Valley. You technically don't even need a lift ticket if you just want go up their moving treadmills so that you can get a good feel for it.
Loveland Ski Area review written Apr 13 2015 - 11:09 AM
Jordan Beginner Skier
Logistics tip: Loveland gets crowded on weekends with daytrippers from Denver, so the huge parking lot gets quite full of cars. Rather than putting on your ski boots at your car and walking in them through a long muddy parking lot , use the lockers, changing area, and rest rooms in the building to the right and up the stairs from the ticket booths. It's well worth it! Ski tip: Be VERY careful when going through the area around the mid-station of Chair 2 and the start of Chair 6. About 5 trails converge there, it's crowded, and you get all kinds of cross-traffic, making the risk of collisions HIGH.
Loveland Ski Area review written Apr 11 2015 - 01:21 PM
AndCatFL Intermediate Skier
My first trip to Loveland. 2 days of great skiing on a variety of slopes. What a view from the top of Lift #9 and you don't have to be an expert to get down. Panoramic view of the area from several lifts. Lift operators friendly and enjoyable to chat with as you load. No lift lines.
Loveland Ski Area review written Apr 09 2015 - 07:16 PM
Michael Laughner Intermediate Skier
Spring is the time to get to Loveland to ski. No lines, quick rentals, good snow. The rental staff was really great - they were more than willing to set us up with the equipment we really wanted. The chairs weren't very fast but the fact that you didn't ever wait in line made up for the lack of speed. The upper bowls didn't have powder, which was disappointing but not unexpected, and they were definitely crusty until late morning. We had sun all day long and the only slush was down near the main lodge. Otherwise it was picture perfect conditions. My only complaint would be that the lodge didn't have a great selection of food, but we didn't go for the food, we went for the snow and it was great!
Loveland Ski Area review written Apr 09 2015 - 08:05 AM
Kate Advanced Skier
If you don't see anyone skiing the area that you are about to go into (i.e. double black), the conditions of that area are probably not favorable and your safety is at jeopardy, especially late in the year. The crusty conditions can really ruin your day if you go too early. Let the snow soften up, ski safe and have a ball of fun! Cheers! Scott
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 24 2015 - 02:06 PM
Scott Crist Advanced Skier
Great for day ski trips if you are in the Denver area. No lines but lifts are slow. I went over spring break so there was no powder, very slushy. The rental service at the resort is slow and makes it hard to get on the first lift. I recommended renting from somewhere in Denver and taking them with you. Some of the slopes with a black diamond rating seemed over rated. More like a blue or blue-black at other places I've been.
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 17 2015 - 07:54 PM
Ryan Advanced Skier
Loveland is not for beginners, we had a lot of fun the snow was very packed that it caused a lot of bruises on us from our tumbles.
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 16 2015 - 11:35 PM
Jasmine Beginner Snowboarder
Get there early for parking if you are going on the weekend. Fortunately even on a busy Sunday there were no lift lines. All of the chairs are the old slow fixed type but you can still get tires by the end of the day. Watch out for wind! Most of the terrain is above treelike.
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 06 2015 - 12:18 PM
Greg Taylor Advanced Skier
My first ski trip (which was to Monarch Mtn. 3 weeks prior to going to Loveland Ski Area) was almost dreadful. I was so discouraged that I vowed to never ski again. I heard that Loveland Ski was a great place to go and wanted to give skiing another chance. I am now a ski-fan thanks to Loveland!!!! It is a nicer place with longer runs that are much wider and well kept than the other place I went to. This allowed me more ski time and am getting the hang of it now (no more snow-plowing, less falling, and linking turns). I will definitely go back to Loveland Ski Area. People were very nice and the facilities are well kept. There are even restrooms and a cafe at the top of one of the longer lifts!!!! It was a very busy Saturday but didn't wait more than a minute to get on a lift. Very Happy!
Loveland Ski Area review written Feb 23 2015 - 08:54 PM
Scott D. Beginner Skier
Even though Loveland is a smaller ski area, it is great. The fact that they offer FREE Cat Skiing is fantastic in this day and age! We totally enjoyed ourselves and would recommend Loveland to our friends. Will definitely return next year or possibly even this year.
Loveland Ski Area review written Feb 12 2015 - 12:20 PM
Cat Advanced Snowboarder
First time skiing West of Ohio, couldn't have picked a better place. Wide open groomed trails that I'm accustomed to and a LOT of powder if that's your thing. The sign at Lift 2 is awesome: This is not a beginner trail, it is a 2 mile run. The trails were easy enough for average skiers but, you could make them more challenging along the edges. Can't say enough about the friendliness of the staff. Every. Single. Person was overly friendly and welcoming. Longest lift line of the day: 45 seconds. Highest wind gust: 72mph on Lift 9. Hold on!
Loveland Ski Area review written Feb 11 2015 - 05:36 PM
Brian Intermediate Skier
Great first time skiing, would suggest to Loveland Ski resort that if tickets are purchased for multiple days, people get to hold on to equipment (at least at their choice) so that they don't have to go through registration process/pick up of equipment everyday. Other than that, great place, no complaints, beautiful mountains.
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 27 2015 - 04:32 PM
Marcos M Beginner Skier
Absolutely LOVED Loveland!! The runs were wide and open, very convenient access to bathrooms, shops, and food, staff was very friendly as well. Hesitant to write a positive review because I think Loveland is hidden treasure for beginners. Best time I'v ever had skiing yet. Thanks
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 22 2015 - 02:00 PM
Amy S. Beginner Skier
Great area. Look for lift tickets online to save a bundle. Bloody Marys in the bar are great. We loved this place Shaun Hall and Stephanie Rusch
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 18 2015 - 08:12 PM
Shaun Hall Advanced Skier
Loveland is a great local hangout that doesn't go fo bells and whistles. It's a barebones paradise, no condos, no hotels and few tourists. Loveland has everything from deep powder to beautiful groomers. The double blacks on the ridge are outstanding, you have to try one before leaving. One quick tip, another name for this place is Lovewind, it can be incredibly windy so keep thatin mind when preparing for your day. Nothing worse than being stuck on a slow chairift without enough to keep you warm! All in all the best place for the price you can find within an hour of Denver.
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 13 2015 - 10:02 AM
Nick Advanced Skier
I wanted to give Scott, the Advanced skier a "thumbs up" for posting Loveland does note have safety bars. I have never been on ski lifts that were as high and slow. It was terrifying to me and cut my day of skiing short.
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 01 2015 - 08:43 PM
Darlene Intermediate Skier
We've skied Colorado since 1985 & must have driven straight past Loveland about 50 times. This time, we stayed for 2 weeks at Copper Mt which was great, but wanted to ski somewhere else without blowing the budget. Vail & Breckenridge were very expensive by comparison & parking at Vail not free & very expensive. So we had a day at Loveland. What a great idea that turned out to be. Great skiing, great warming huts with wood burning fireplaces. No lift lines whatsoever & lift tickets were cheap. Food basic & cheap. Who wants a restaurant when skiing ? We usually have a very fast lunch anyway (who wants to waste skiing time). Had a few beers with locals in bar downstairs after lifts closed. Would have had more, but I was driving. Will definitely be going back.
Loveland Ski Area review written May 03 2014 - 07:12 PM
Craig Advanced Skier
Skiing @ 13,000 feet on black and double black off the Continential Divide is nothing short of incredible, amazing, and "MIND BLOWING"!!! The views are spectacular, the experience unique. The word that stood out to me was Privileged!!! I felt like I was somewhere and doing something that very few people in the world will have the opportunity to do.
Loveland Ski Area review written Apr 24 2014 - 02:20 PM
Tim Advanced Skier
Loveland is great for all the reasons mentioned here already. One thing that I might suggest is that if the weather is at all inclement down the mountain (wherever you are!) it's probably worse for traveling at the Eisenhower- Johnson tunnel (the highest tunnel in the world!) Make sure you check before you go that a) the tunnel is open, especially if you're coming from the west, and b) CDOT has not closed the Loveland exit because they have closed Loveland Pass for whatever reason. We made the trip last week all the way from Avon only to discover that CDOT had closed everything, and had planned to keep things closed for about five hours.
Loveland Ski Area review written Apr 05 2014 - 01:54 PM
Kevin Advanced Skier
Loveland is wonderful!! We wanted to do a budget friendly family vacation and Loveland was perfect! Skiing was great, everyone was friendly, food was excellent and priced reasonably. Since it was our kids first time skiing they took lessons the first day and were ready to hit the slopes with us the next 3 days. There is nothing but good to say about our experience at Loveland.
Loveland Ski Area review written Apr 03 2014 - 08:04 AM
Anna Intermediate Skier
first time in loveland and had a great time. got rental and lift tickets through liftopia for a great price. the lift lines went by fast so didn't really have to wait in lines. overall a pleasant time
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 27 2014 - 04:38 PM
Arnold Intermediate Snowboarder
We had a great visit! So affordable. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The food for purchase seemed reasonably priced for a ski venue and was healthy and delicious. We were able to easily find good gluten free choices. They also allow you to bring your own food in which can really keep the cost down for families.
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 27 2014 - 02:26 PM
Kelli Intermediate Skier
There were some things that were not all that convenient. We had to pick up our skies at one place then shuttle over to the other as I was with a beginner. One we arrived at the Basin we had a great time -- the conditions were GREAT. People who worked there could have been friendlier -- I was a bit surprised based on others comments. all in all it's a great place for skiing.
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 16 2014 - 04:56 PM
bill Beginner Skier
Love lovie. Accessible, friendly, helpful and lots of interesting terrain. We have been here many times from back east and just love it. Shuttle service very dependable, food is good. Love the value in the Liftopia ticket and lunch voucher deal. Nice not to have to haul in lunch and still get a great deal on the ticket price. Thank you for a great couple of days. See you next time.
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 07 2014 - 02:16 PM
Jack Advanced Skier
Loveland Basin - One of my all-time favorites. Our 8 y.o. "advanced beginner" had a great time. She even did some blues. It seems that the green runs had just enough nooks and crannies along the edges that she could test herself and advance her skills without getting in over her head - what she enjoyed most was ungroomed. Pretty soon she was on the blues, which have their own nooks and crannies. We like the no-frills vibe because we go for the slopes and the snow, not the hot cocoa. Although that was good, too. Faster lifts would be nice for getting to the top faster, but there was very little waiting in line even on a busy Sunday with 6" of fresh powder.
Loveland Ski Area review written Feb 28 2014 - 08:06 AM
The Jay Family Beginner Skier
Great destination for the beginner as well as seasoned skier. This hill offers a variety of great terrain, from open greens to snow cat blacks. Virtually no lines at the lifts and uncrowded slopes as most everyone skips this hill to head to Vail, et al. Very affordable lifts, and for those in the service, they also offer military rates at the ticket counter. Best advise for those not from Denver is to leave very early if you are driving up I70 as the traffic gets extremely backed up! Spent almost 2 hrs the first day in stop and go traffic. Upon talking to a local I discovered this is typical and he advised me to leave around 6am if traveling from the Denver area. Day 2 was great, got there early, parked close and had a great breakfast at the cafe, which opens at 7am. Well worth the early arrival for a no stress trip up the mountain.
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 20 2014 - 03:01 PM
Mike Intermediate Skier
Bring your balaclava! The wind and cold you typically encounter are all part of what make Loveland special. I finally visited after living in Colorado for over a decade, and have spent every minute since kicking myself for not going my first year living here! The hardcore Loveland regulars gave me a hard time too, but I don't blame them!I will be purchasing a mid-week season pass next year for sure. Skip the tourists, the tunnel, and the pretentious villages. Dress warm, and have fun exploring the large variety of terrain available.
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 20 2014 - 12:42 PM
Todd Intermediate Skier
Loveland was great, I had an awesome day here. It is a locals mountain and avoids the crowds of the bigger name tourist resorts. There was a huge amount of terrain and no lift lines. Best prices and best value near Denver. The best part is the free snowcat rides along the ridge, just pick up a free pass at the ticket booth. I got amazing powder runs with hardly any tracks. I can't wait to come back!
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 19 2014 - 11:53 AM
Bill Advanced Snowboarder
We had such a great time skiing and snowboarding at Loveland over the last week! I'm an intermediate skier while my boyfriend is an expert snowboarder. There was plenty of terrain and trails that we could both enjoy. The ski-able area of the resort is insanely huge and I was much more comfortable venturing on to the diamond and double diamond trails and terrain here than I have been anywhere else. We were lucky enough to get spring conditions as well as a couple of powder days on our trip. We had such a great time, we went four days in a row instead of visiting another nearby resort that was still open this late in the season.
Loveland Ski Area review written May 06 2013 - 11:33 AM
Jacquie T. Intermediate Skier
I am a Florida girl but managed to ski 13 times this year. I have never skied in Loveland nor have I ever skied in Mid-April. I must say it was heaven up there. the powder was fresh and delicious. Loved seeing the sign for Awesome in the middle of all that snow. It was awesome. Great way to end my season. I'll be back next year same time.
Loveland Ski Area review written Apr 23 2013 - 02:55 PM
Stacey Intermediate Skier
Loveland provided some of the best powder of the year for me. I loved going there, and the groomed surfaces had me sliding down the mountain with ease. Like A-Basin, it is truly a getaway. On the base, there are all the amenities, and it feels warm like spring. On the top, the peaks remind one of being like on the North Pole. The wind was pelting me with sharp, cold pieces of snow and ice, but it was invigorating! It feels so remote on top, but the slide down could make a green skier feel like a hemi-expert! The price of the lift ticket was (and is) reasonable, and the crowds are thick, but the lines are really short. What a terrific day with a lot of powder left for the season. Two skis up! :>)
Loveland Ski Area review written Apr 15 2013 - 05:03 PM
JP ski Intermediate Skier
We have chosen Loveland for spring break the last 5 years for several reasons: Enormous area with great snow and super short lines (except the beginner hill-when sometimes we take friends there), super great staff from patrol to cafeteria folk, free and close parking, it's a quick drive from Colorado Springs where our friends live, the shuttle between the beginner mountain and the big area is fast & free and Georgetown/Idaho Springs is nearby for motel and dinner. Try to plan ahead on the motel and the weather because a lot of the ski area is near the top of the continental divide so it can get windy, cold and snowy real fast. The cafeteria food is great but expensive so plan on $ or bring an ice chest for your lunch. The ticket agents were friendly and were fast in processing our Liftopia paperwork but make extra copies of it just in case there is a problem. Loveland is awesomely huge and it has nice groomers to super extreme. My family is has a wide range of abilities so I'd recommend taking good walkie talkies: they come in handy to know where everyone is. Have fun!!!
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 18 2013 - 07:56 AM
Cameron from Greenville TX Intermediate Snowboarder
The ski resort was ideal for my family of four with varying degrees levels of ski ability. I would highly recommend this resort for a family friendly, budget conscious time. We skied Loveland the first day of our trip and went back the third day to ski some more. Short lift lins and two sides of the mountain. We'll be back!
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 16 2013 - 07:01 PM
Philip Advanced Skier
Great place to ski. The conditions are always good-even when the snowfall isn't. The runs are never crowded even when the parking lots are full. No lift lines to speak of. Prices are reasonable. You can actually drink a cup of coffee without filling out a loan application. Staff is friendly and dressing rooms are convenient for a quick change if your heading straight to the airport. Liftopia has some great deals.
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 24 2013 - 11:08 AM
Fred Advanced Skier
Pros: Free parking that is really close to lifts. The slopes were not crowded. Cons: The rental shop felt like a rushed assembly line and equipment was not great.
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 15 2013 - 03:17 PM
Louise Intermediate Skier
Free parking within walking distance to the ski area, the lifts are a few steps away from parking and the cafeteria. Another great thing - there is a microwave inside the cafeteria, which saves u tons of money and u can bring great food there to heat up. When it comes to leaving, we were sad to go. But glad that we only had a short drive back to the city so we were not stuck driving in the dark as we had the day before when we skiied at Copper. We did not rent equipment from Loveland after our first visit there, as equipment rental seems a bit steep at Loveland. We have been renting our equipment at Sports Rent at 8761 Wadsworth Blvd in Arvada, which has better quality and more affordable equipment than Loveland for the past 2 years. I got a great deal on Liftopia skiing with my family on Jan 12, which also happens to be Loveland's 75th Anniversary celebration! Everyone had free hot chocolate at a counter they set up right beside the ski area, and come lunch time, a slice of the birthday cake. Thanks to Liftopia and Loveland's celebration, I managed to get lift tickets at an incredible price of $37 per person. I love Loveland, its family-friendly environment, I'll be back!!
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 15 2013 - 11:31 AM
Katrina Z Beginner Skier
Loveland Valley is a great inexpensive place to teach the kids to ski and is where I learned as a kid. Even as a more advanced skier I still like to take the shuttle over to Loveland Basin and hit some of the faster, steeper runs. Staff is always friendly and the food prices are not bad compared to most other resorts. It's a quick drive from Denver. Free parking, and a quick walk to the lifts. Renting skis at the resort can take a while, especially during a busy weeks like Christmas. I usually rent in Denver or on the way up in Dumont when I go to Loveland.
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 27 2012 - 09:13 PM
T-Ban Intermediate Skier
Be warned, Loveland does not have safety bars or foot rests on their chairs, not even on the brand new lift. If you don't like heights and are nervous in chair lifts, this isn't a place for you. Interesting trails. Staff was helpful and friendly. Value pricing for a Colorado resort.
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 17 2012 - 08:04 PM
Scott Advanced Skier
Great Price, Zero lift lines, Staff was friendly, and you can park close to lifts. It was rather windy and cold the day I skied, so chair 9 was closed. Chair 4 and 8 were fun. If you like skiing fast, don't go here on a cold'll freeze on the SLOW lifts and the groomed runs aren't long enough to get you warmed up again. You can't beat the accessibility and parking situation compared to other resorts in the area. The terrain is awesome. If Loveland had just ONE high speed lift I would buy a season pass there every year.
Loveland Ski Area review written Feb 29 2012 - 05:19 PM
David Advanced Skier
I got a great deal for my family and I, through Liftopia. We've skied all of the surrounding ski areas but always seem to come back to Loveland because of the friendly people who work there and the home town atmosphere. It's nice to be treated like one of the local's, not an outsider, even though we're from Iowa. We will be back next year, Thanks.
Loveland Ski Area review written Feb 11 2012 - 07:13 PM
Larry Dierenfield Intermediate Skier
I love Loveland. By far, this is the friendliest ski area in the region. All skill levels of skier, aside from suicidal cliff jumpers, will find great terrain here. For beginners, the Valley offers a smaller slope with less traffic from more advanced skiers, so both areas tend to run much smoother at the base than much of the competition. For the more advanced skiers, a trip up lifts 1, 8, and 9 offer tons of thrills, and the view from the top of lift 9 (highest quad lift in the world!) is breathtaking. This is a lowkey place, moer like the corner bar than the kickin downtown club, so to say. Most of the clientele here is local, so finding advice on the hill is always easy if needed. The ski patrol is very prompt, and amongst the best I've witnessed in the states. There is no fine dining, but you go here to ski, not to live a posh lifestyle and be gawked at. If there is a problem with Loveland, most people will comment on the wind~ being on the East face of the Continental Divide, there is a fairly constant breeze, and some rather windy days, so appropriate attire is a must. If you want to enjoy the outdoors, and not have your tips chipped by mass crowds, then this is the place to hit! Very welcoming for both skiers and boarders, and hopefully riders as well.
Loveland Ski Area review written Jul 12 2011 - 07:50 PM
thew brown Advanced Skier
Decent runs for all abilities but more flats than steeps. A-Basin, nearby, is better for more consistent steeps. Bring your own food ... some of the least desirable in the Summit County and adjacent region. Worth the lower price, but not at regular prices. No foot rests on lifts.
Loveland Ski Area review written May 04 2011 - 02:57 PM
Mike Advanced Skier
Easy living! No trills, just great skiing with easy access! Plenty of action for our beginners even with the Valley closed. NO lift lines, none! Lifts are not slow, but there are no supper fast 6 person lifts. To have the slopes to yourself with excellent conditions at a fraction of the price of the majors is fabulous. Take chair 1 up first.
Loveland Ski Area review written Apr 11 2011 - 08:23 AM
Mike Advanced Skier
Loveland was great. We went in April and the weather could not have been better! Temps in the 40's. The snow was great and there were no lines. Only drawback... I need more than 1 day to ski there. I'll be back!
Loveland Ski Area review written Apr 03 2011 - 09:10 PM
Kim Intermediate Skier
Loveland was a perfect place with kids. Great bunny hills and long green runs. No lift lines and friendly staff. The valley was a great spot. One parent could hang out on the green runs with kids, and one could go on the neighboring lift to do some blue runs.
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 25 2011 - 02:50 PM
Missouri Intermediate Skier
Loveland is a awesome lil mountain. The more I ski it the more I fall in love with it. Indeed its Colorado's hidden jewel. Can't beat the price and the staff/workers are super friendly. Some of the best I have ever seen at any of CO ski mountains. Great job Loveland!!
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 22 2011 - 12:46 PM
Judy Intermediate Skier
Great runs with long distances to ski for a full day of skiing at a great price! No waiting in lines for lifts!! Great Powder snow which made the day even more enjoyable for us! Loved Loveland! Will return!! :)
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 21 2011 - 09:41 PM
Ashley & Rick Intermediate Skier
Lovelad is a great deal compared to other resorts in Colorado. On Sunday March 6, we had a great morning of powder skiing without tons of people. About the only drawback is that the lifts are slow. This is a great place to come if you are skiing with family. I would absolutely go back if I have the opportunity.
Loveland Ski Area review written Mar 09 2011 - 09:11 AM
Kevin Advanced Skier
Dress warm
Loveland Ski Area review written Feb 26 2011 - 05:35 PM
al Intermediate Skier
Love Loveland and my great ticket price. Thank you Liftopia. It was -17 (at the base) at 8 am on my day. So we waited until after lunch. It was still bitterly cold with minimal wind. In extremely cold weather, don't start up on the #2 chair--a long, cold, potentially windy ride (-20 that day). Start on chair #1 (short, sheltered ride) and stay in the trees. Head west for blue skiing and ride the double chair. Great powder if you exit double chair to left. If you want black stick with chair #1. Wind direction may dictate whether you want to move around to the South face. Have fun. It isn't always that cold!!
Loveland Ski Area review written Feb 15 2011 - 11:05 AM
Penny Advanced Skier
This is the first time I have used worked out excellent and was a very good deal on the lift ticket for Loveland ski area I will definitely look at using liftopia again and recommend it
Loveland Ski Area review written Feb 14 2011 - 10:21 AM
B Intermediate Skier
Came up from Denver with some guys from work that never been skiing and found a killer deal on Liftopia. We all jad a great time and now they are all asking me if I can get the same killer deal again? I love Loveland and Liftopia. OHHRAH!!!
Loveland Ski Area review written Feb 03 2011 - 10:09 PM
GUNNY Intermediate Skier
Took the family to Colorado over the Christmas break.Did night skiing at Keystone,spent a freezing day at Winter Park and two days at Loveland and i must say that Loveland was our favorite.Would definitely go back
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 31 2011 - 10:51 AM
Kenny Advanced Skier
My experience was excellent, however I thought the lift operator/ticket checkers could be more cordial & enthusiastic with skiers & riders.
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 26 2011 - 05:26 PM
Larry Thompson Intermediate Skier
Got a great deal on Liftopia, and had a great time at Loveland. Plenty of untouched powder runs, and no lift lines all day! Don't expect high speed lifts or fancy ski lodge, but do expect to have a great day skiing. I will return when I am back in CO.
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 26 2011 - 02:55 PM
Greg Intermediate Skier
Lots to love about Loveland! No lines, great runs, lots of pow pow to find, close to Denver, etc. Loveland also has a great community and it's easy to feel welcome in the lodge. I had a problem with my boots and the repair shop was happy to give me some quick help to get me back out on the slopes. I'm going to buy a pass here next season! I love Loveland!
Loveland Ski Area review written Jan 26 2011 - 02:18 PM
Ruby Advanced Skier

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