Loveland Ski Area


Georgetown, Colorado
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Type: Lift-serviced / Resort

Posted by: Matt S on June 24, 2011
 

Description

 
photo: strottrot via Flickr
Loveland Ski Area offers skiers and snowboarders an exhilarating high altitude experience with plenty of snow and slopes for visitors of all ability levels.

The summit sits at a lofty 13,010 feet, 12,700 of which are lift-serviced. Skiers and snowboarders descend down a vertical drop of 2,210 feet over 1,570 skiable acres. The mountain receives over 400 inches of average annual snowfall so snow is never in short supply.

Loveland boasts 93 trails that are rated 13% beginner, 41% intermediate, and 46% advanced. The longest trail is 2 miles. 10 lifts access the trails. Trails include Zippity Split, The Plunge, and Mambo.

Activities
Skiing (Downhill), Snowboarding

Website
skiloveland.com

 

Reviews of Loveland Ski Area

 

iPrincess   Tourist
November 14, 2011
  
(2 out of 2 members found this review useful.)
 
Some will say that Loveland is cold and windy. Others will complain that there is no 5-star restaurant on site. There are those that will pass it up because there are no accommodations anywhere nearby. And then there are the folks who think the runs are just too steep. I say that all of those reasons keep the riff-raff out, and I love it for that.

I've been riding at Loveland for over 30 years, and it feels like a second home to me. I've tried other Rocky Mountain resorts, but I keep coming back to Loveland. Short lift lines, epic snow, great locals (like me), and reasonably priced food and drink. Plus if it the snow sucks, I can just go home and not feel like I've wasted a whole day for nothing.

I love Loveland!
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Submission303   Tourist
November 14, 2011
  
(2 out of 2 members found this review useful.)
 
Loveland's slogan is "where the locals ski and ride" (or something to that effect). It's a very accurate statement. You won't find many Texans riding the Luv for a few reasons. First off, Georgertown is the closest place to stay east of the divide, second, it's not a posh, uppity resort with tons of amenities. But guess why it's my favorite place to ride? Yup, because there's no Texans (or tourists, gapers, noobs, or whatever you want to call them.)

Other highly enticing features that draw the locals include free parking by the lifts that you can walk to, cheap(er) lift tickets/season passes, not dealing with the Eisenhower tunnel traffic jam on your return commute, no lift lines and a reasonably price bar/cafeteria.

The snow is as good as anywhere in Colorado and when the ridge is fresh and deep, it's unbeatable.
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