After a week of hosting hordes of skiers from the front range, Arapahoe Basin will have some help with its lift lines starting Friday as Loveland Ski Area becomes the 2nd ski area to open in Colorado for the 2017/2018 season.
The big news came after Loveland’s snowmaking crew made the most out of below freezing temps overnight that provided for spectacular production. All in all, the ski area “tree-to-tree coverage” with a run over a mile long and 1,000′ worth of vertical drop.
“The snow we received in early October has been a tremendous help and our snowmakers have put in a lot of hard work to ensure the first turns of the season are good ones. We invite everyone to come celebrate the start of another season with us on Friday.” – Rob Goodell, Loveland COO
Loveland’s COO Rob Goodell said that coverage on the upper mountain is pretty stellar for this time of year but emphasized they continue to focus on getting lower mountain trails open first. Lifts are scheduled to start running at 9am on weekdays and 830am on weekends.
Call in sick this Friday…. Loveland Ski Area is opening for the 2017-2018 season! Lift 1 will run from 9:00am until 4:00pm on Friday and will offer skiers and riders access to one top-to-bottom run covered from tree-to-tree with an 18 inch base. The trails Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run make up this Opening Day run which is over a mile in length and nearly 1,000 vertical feet. #lovelandskiarea #openingday2017 #ski #snowboard #colorado #cowx
- Home Run
Snowmaking Report 10/17/17:
Monday night was a great night of snowmaking. Our snowmaking team fired up the guns at 9:00pm and they turned them off at 10:00am. We have 10 guns making snow on Home Run. We need one or two really strong nights of snowmaking and then we should be very close for a opening day announcement. We’ll keep you posted on any news we hear.
- Adult (15+) $61
- Child (6-14) $29
- Child (5 and Under) FREE
- Senior (60-69) Available Regular Season Only
- Senior (70+) $99 (Season Pass)
Find out more here: Loveland Ski Area Opening Day