Loveland opens Sunday |

Loveland opens Sunday

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily | Dustin SchaeferLoveland is set to open today, making it the first ski area to open in Colorado for the second year in a row. Natural snow that fell Friday night added to the man-made snow that the resort has been making.

LOVELAND, Colorado – For the second season in a row, Loveland Ski Area is the first ski area to open in Colorado.-

Chair 1 will turn for the first time of the new season beginning Sunday at 9 a.m.-

“We had to wait out some warm weather which delayed Opening Day a little bit this year,” said Rob Goodell, Director of Business Operations.-“But the good news is we will be skiing tomorrow on some really good snow.-Our snowmaking team did a great job battling the warm weather and once again we are very proud to offer the first-turns of the season.”

Loveland will offer lift served access to-one top-to-bottom-run.-Skiers and riders will drop 1,000 vertical feet in a little over a mile via the Catwalk, Mambo and Homerun trails.

“It took a little longer than last year, but I think everyone is going to be pleased with the conditions” said Eric Johnstone, snowmaking and trail maintenance manager. “We got 5 inches of snow last night which is a nice compliment to the snow we were able to make.-It is still snowing hard now and opening day could be a powder day if this keeps up.”

Loveland will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and designated holidays.-Early season lift tickets are $47 for adults and $22 for children ages 6-14.-

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