Loveland Ski Area in Arapahoe National Forest, Colorado, is amongst the highest ski areas of the state. Straddling the Continental Divide, Loveland was established in 1937. As it is not a resort-style ski zone, snow sport enthusiasts will find it less expensive with shorter queues.
Stretching across 1 365 acres and taking in the two areas of Loveland Valley and Loveland Basin, the terrain sits mostly above the timberline. The first ski area to open, skiers and snowboarders will have a great time exploring the 77 trails of Loveland Ski Area. With a total vertical rise of 2 410 feet and extensive landscape, Colorado’s Loveland is ideal for all levels of skier. The beautiful terrain is categorized as such: 13% beginner, 41% intermediate and 46% advanced. Eleven lifts carry people up to the network of trails on the mountain side. Loveland Valley is perfect for beginners. With experienced instructors you will be gliding down basic runs in no time. Loveland Basin is every adrenaline-junkies dream. With breath-taking black diamonds, such as The Plunge, Tiger’s Tail, Avalanche Bowl, Holy Cat and Cat’s Meow, the excitement never ends. Loveland Ski Area is an all-round family ski zone.
Over and above the outstanding skiing at Loveland, the ski area also has a number of facilities that add to the complete experience. Purchase equipment at the excellent sport shop or enjoy a delicious meal at the restaurant. Child care is available for parents who wish to hit the slopes. Accommodation is available at nearby towns such as Georgetown, Idaho Springs, Dillon or Denver.
Loveland Ski Area only ever receives praise from those who have skied or snowboarded there. If you are going to be in this area of Colorado, be sure to buy your ticket for Loveland Ski Area.