Loveland ski Area

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Loveland Ski Area

The Loveland Ski Area offers an extended season to skiers and riders to take advantage of its 400 inch average snowfall, with an October opening and a May closing.

  • Loveland Ski Area's 93 ski trails are categorized by skill level: 13% beginner, 41% intermediate, and 46% advanced/expert.
  • Lift tickets are relatively low and children 5 and under ski free.
  • This ski area is just 53 miles from Denver, making it one of the city's closest major ski areas.


Loveland Ski Resort was voted "Best Value" by Ski Magazine readers in 2009, and the 400 inches of snow it gets on average also keeps its popularity high! Their affordable tickets, comparably to other ski resorts, can be attributed to its lack of commercial development at its Base, and this fact also gains it favor with the locals and die-hard skiers and riders. Loveland's early snowmaking efforts also helps the ski area to open earlier than most and the typical season opens in October and closes in May.

Loveland has a wide variety of terrain for all levels, with 93 trails over an impressive 1570 skiable acres, a 2210 vertical drop, and another 100 acres of terrain if you're advanced enough to hike up to it! This ski area is divided into different areas; Loveland Valley offers gentler slopes for beginners and first-time skiers and riders, and then Loveland Basin, the larger of the two sections, affords the more advanced terrain and a majority of the lifts, along with this ski area's lodge, a ticket tower, shops, a rental and repair shop, a nursery and their administrative offices. The Loveland Ski Area is considered one of Colorado's highest, with a summit over 13,000 ft. The trail designations: 13% beginners, 41% intermediate, and 46% expert or advanced runs.


The Loveland Ski Resort is located just 53 miles from Denver, just off I-70 at the Eisenhower Tunnel. Georgetown is the closest town, but Silverthorne, Silver Plume and Dillon are within about twelve miles. The Loveland Ski Resort is just 41 miles away from Winter Park, so less than an hour's drive away. Directions: Drive South on US Highway 40 over Berthoud Pass toward I-70. Just past Empire, take a right onto I-70 West. Drive another 14.6 miles until Exit 216, and then merge onto US-6 West toward Loveland Pass. Follow the ski area signs from there to park at either Loveland Basin or Loveland Valley. Physical Address: I-70 West Exit 216, Georgetown, CO 80444

Winter Activities

The Loveland Ski and Snowboard School offers lessons to skiers and riders of all ages. Loveland's terrain park, named Love Park, is located at the Basin and is available to skiers and riders.

Season and Hours

October 2017 to Mid-April 2018 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fees for 2017/2018 Season:

  • Adult Lift tickets (15 plus): $61-$75
  • Senior Lift tickets (60 plus): $50
  • Child Lift tickets (6-14): $29-$32
  • 5 and under: FREE

For more information regarding season passes, lift tickets and the snow report (x221), please contact 303-571-5580.

More Info

A free shuttle service is available between Loveland Basin and Loveland Valley from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. during their season.

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