Loveland Ski Area opens for the season Friday, October 14

Comments by Henrik Lampert/

Tomorrow at 9 a.m., Loveland will become the next Colorado ski area to open its slopes to skiers and riders; it follows on the heels of Wolf Creek and Arapahoe Basin. With great conditions this early in October, it's a promising sign of things to come and it's an exciting time to be a skier in Colorado.

Rob Goodell, Director of Business Operations noted, "Warm weather delayed the start of snowmaking, but cold temperatures settled in and our snowmaking crew has done a great job making up for lost time. We still have some work to do, but the mountain looks great and we will have eighteen inches of snow from tree-to-tree for skiers and riders on Friday morning."

Those who make it out will enjoy a mile long, top-to-bottom run including the Catwalk, Mambo, and Homerun trails.

For more information on Loveland's opening day, check out their website.

Loveland Ski Area will open at 9:00am on Friday, October 14th.  Loveland will be open from 9:00am until 4:00pm Monday through Friday and 8:30am until 4:00pm on weekends and designated holidays.  Early season lift tickets are $47 for adults and $22 for children ages 6-14. 

Loveland Ski Area season passes are now on sale and all Loveland season passes come with 3 FREE days at Monarch Mountain, 3 FREE days at Purgatory/Durango(does not apply to mid-week passes) and one FREE day of unguided skiing at Silverton Mountain.  Unrestricted 4-Paks are available online for just $129($32.25/day) at skiloveland.com through November 20, 2011.