Loveland Ski Area in Colorado Ski Guide

Ski Resort Review, Information and Guide

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Loveland Summary:

Base: 10,800 ft
Mountain Summit: 13,010 ft
Lift Summit: 12,700 ft
Vertical: 2,210 ft
Ski area: 1800 acres
Trails: 93
Lifts: 10
Quad Chairs: 3
Triple Chairs: 3
Double Chairs: 2
Poma Lift: 1
Magic Carpets: 1
Terrain parks: 1
Annual Snowfall: 422"


Beginner: 13%
Intermediate: 41%
Advanced: 46%

Daily Report:

Summer Operations



Resort Services:

  • ski rental
  • ski instruction
  • food
  • lockers
  • ski shop
  • child care 1 yr+

Trail Maps:

trail map

Loveland Weather:
° Weather Forecast
° Weather Radar

Video Tour of
Loveland Ski Resort:

Video Tour Loveland ski area

Loveland Mascot:
Loveland Guy, Loveland Ski Area mascot

Loveland Ski Resort Description:

Loveland Ski Area is the mountain ridge one encounters just before the Eisenhower tunnel when traveling West on I70 from Denver, in fact Loveland is very close to Denver (only 53 miles). This Mountain occupies the terrain along the East side of the continental divide. Lift tickets are about half the price of many of its Colorado rivals and Loveland offers a full variety of terrain for all riders. Hike-able and snowcat accessible terrain greatly expands your options. The snowcat skiing is free and is first-come-first-served.

There is a distinct and small "Loveland Valley" for beginners only and the much larger "Loveland Basin" covered here for beginners to advanced riders.

View of ski lift 2 at Loveland Colorado Ski Area

Chair 2

Resort Overview:
Loveland video:
A video tour of the Loveland Colorado ski resort
Loveland Terrain:
Loveland ski resort

Chair 6

Beginners and Intermediates:

The mountain has plenty of terrain for beginners and intermediates.
Green run

Green run "Home Run" along the route of chair 2

Blue run

Blue cruiser "NIX NOX" accessible from lift 1

Blue ski run off of chair 1

Blue runs off of chair one

Advanced Terrain:

The most aggressive part of the mountain is accessible from Lift one and the upper terrain accessible from lift nine. List nine is the only lift which does not offer an easy way down. Beginners are safe riding any other lift.

Advanced runs off the ridge

Advanced upper terrain off of the ridge above lift 6. One must hike straight up the back country access points to get this area. The upper terrain to the North (trail map right) is snowcat accessible and this is where one finds the fresh powder after a snow dump. There is no lift to this area. Pick up the snowcat (when operating) just beyond Gate 1 North of chair 9. The skiable terrain is above chair 9 to above chair 4. Although free, you must sign a waiver in order to pick up a snowcat pass. Snowcat operations are from Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 to 2:20.

Advanced mogul runs

View looking down "Splashdown" mogul run which leads to the base of lift 4

Advanced runs

View looking up a portion of "Spalshdown"

Tree Runs:

Tree runs
Tree runs

These tree runs are found between "Zip Basin Street" and "Zip Trail" leading to the base of chair 8. This resort has many options when it comes to tree skiing. Great on a powder day!

Loveland Terrain Park:

There is one terrain park area which has some of your basic features. Look for the blue run "Roulette", off of lift six. Most enjoy the mountain ride over the park.

Loveland Colorado: Terrain park

A simple terrain park with simple features

Loveland Colorado: Terrain park

Mountain Base & Shopping:

One will find that the Loveland mountain base has the basic necessities for the day: sports, repair and rental shops, ski school, food and an apres ski bar. There are in fact facilities at both "Loveland Basin" and at "Loveland Valley".

Loveland base: Clocktower and ticket center

The clock-tower and ticket center at the Loveland mountain base

Loveland base village

Loveland base lodge

Loveland base Adventure Center

Adventure Center/store


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