Mother Nature covered Loveland Ski Area with the first snow of the season yesterday. Not to be outdone, the Loveland Ski Area snowmaking crew took advantage of the cold temperatures last night and complimented the natural snowfall with a few man made flakes of their own.
“We have been eager to get things started,” said Eric Johnstone, Snowmaking & Trail Maintenance Manager. “When the humidity dropped last night, we were able to fire up the guns and put some snow on the ground.”
Loveland Ski Area’s snowmaking crews started making snow around 4:00am this morning. They are making snow on the trails Catwalk, Mambo and Homerun for Opening Day 2010.
“Now there is some snow on our trails to match the snow on the peaks,” said John Sellers, Marketing Director. “Once the snow guns start buzzing you know that a new season is just around the corner. Check your edges and find your gloves because we are going to be skiing and riding in a few short weeks.”
Loveland Ski Area plans to open in mid-October.
“The forecast is calling for continued cold temps, so we will keep making snow as conditions permit,” said Johnstone.
Snowmaking updates are available at www.skiloveland.com/snowmaking. The site will be updated continuously with pictures, videos and reports of snowmaking progress.
Loveland Season Passes and 4-Paks are available online through November 21, 2010.