Loveland begins making snow for ski season |

Loveland begins making snow for ski season

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LOVELAND – It may not even be October yet, but Loveland Ski Area is already singing “Let it snow.”

Loveland claims to have received the first snowfall of the season Thursday, and is now expounding on the opportunity to make some snow of their own. Around 4 a.m. when humidity levels dropped Friday, snowmaking crews began their work icing three of Loveland’s trails: Catwalk, Mambo, and Homerun.

Last year Loveland was the first ski resort in North America to open its slopes when it started its lifts on October 7.

If temperature and humidity levels remain low enough, the snowmakers will continue to try and give the resort a headstart on the ski season.

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