Loveland Ski Area Gets Conditional Approval For New Terrain & Parking

Loveland Ski Area Gets Conditional Approval For New Terrain & Parking

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Loveland Ski Area Gets Conditional Approval For New Terrain & Parking

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Featured Image Credit: Dustin Schaffer, Loveland Ski Area

The U.S. Forest Service has given Loveland Ski Area an initial ‘thumbs-up’ to expand beginner terrain at Loveland Valley, and to add 500 parking spots in Arapaho National Forest.

The last piece of the puzzle (so to say) is a 45-day objection period in which anybody may voice their opinion if the oppose the expansion.

Loveland can begin the expansion as early as this summer if the U.S. Forest Service still approves of the project following the objection period.

Loveland Valley is a beginner learning area located east of the main ski area

The diagram below shows the proposed improvement and expansion that Loveland is requesting. The proposed parking lot location is at the bottom of the diagram flanking I-70.

The green shaded areas show plans for tree clearing, and the yellow dotted lines indicate areas where grading will take place.

The Environmental Assessment (bureaucratic literature couldn’t be more dry) notes that the expansion isn’t likely to drive more business to Loveland Ski Area, but will provide a better experience to those that do visit.

Beginner terrain expansion at Loveland Valley and a new parking lot aren’t exactly exciting, but I’m interested how this proposed expansion will play-out.

You can submit an objection to the proposal here.

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