“We are dedicated to safe lift operations. We apologize to our guests for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience while we complete the maintenance.” Loveland Ski Area Twitter
A full day adult lift ticket to Loveland Ski Area will be available for a reduced price of $51 (down from $71) while they address mechanical issues on two of their lifts. Lift 1 and Lift 6 will be closed until the mechanical issues are resolved.
The nature of the problem is not yet clear but they did explain the lifts are similar in construction and they first discovered problem on Lift 6 and then identified an the same issue but in earlier stages on Lift 1.
Summit Daily reports that Lift 6 was originally installed in 1977 and Lift 1 was installed in 1981. Lift 1 is scheduled to be repaired first and expected to operational in the next two days. There is no current timetable for Lift 6 to reopen.
This is the official explanation published on Loveland Ski Area website:
“Due to a mechanical issue, Lift 1 will be closed for at least the next two days – Thursday & Friday, January 19 & 20.
Lift 6 has also been closed since Sunday, January 15 when Lift Maintenance identified a problem at the top terminal.
Because Lift 1 and Lift 6 are similar in construction, our team did a thorough inspection on Lift 1 after the problem was identified on Lift 6. Our inspection revealed the early stages of a similar issue. We are dedicated to safe lift operations and have decided to close Lift 1 to immediately perform the necessary repairs.
Lift 1 will be repaired first and we expect the work to take at least two days. Lift 6 will remain closed and will be repaired immediately after the completion of Lift 1. There is currently no timetable for the reopening of Lift 6. We will provide an updated timeline on each lift as soon as we have more information.
We apologize to our guests for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience while we complete the maintenance.
Loveland Ski Area will offer discount lift tickets to all guests on January 19 and 20 while Lift 1 is closed. Full day adult lift tickets will be $51 and full day lift tickets for children 6-14 will be $25 during the closure.”
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