Social Summit: Loveland Ski Area wraps up the season Sunday, May 3 |

Social Summit: Loveland Ski Area wraps up the season Sunday, May 3

Story and photos by Sebastian Foltz
Special to the Daily
A Loveland Ski Club skier drops off a cornice at the summit of the ski area during Loveland's closing day Sunday, May 3.
Sebastian Foltz |

It may not have been bluebird, but skiers and snowboarders at Loveland Ski Area’s closing day Sunday, May 3, didn’t seem to mind. By noon, the parking lot was packed to the gills and costume-clad skiers were out on the slopes and partying on the patio with live music from Funky Johnson.

“We had a great turnout,” said John Sellers, Loveland Ski Area communications director, of the crowd.

“You just can’t describe it,” ski area COO Rob Goodell said of the scene, smiling and watching as three guests tried to make some sort of cheerleading pyramid at the closing party.

After a late start on Monday, Nov. 3, the ski area still managed to host 184 days of skiing this season.

“As far as visit-wise, this will be in our top three,” Goodell said of their tally for skier visits. “It just amazes me how the people kept coming.”

In what was widely considered a mild snow year, Loveland recorded 319 inches of snow. The resort average is 422 inches.

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