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Why locals love Loveland Ski Area

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standout features

• Loveland Ski Area offers more than 1,800 acres of terrain and has two base areas, Loveland Basin and Loveland Valley.

• Loveland Valley's gentle slopes are perfect for beginners, while Loveland Basin caters to intermediate and expert skiers, with cruisers, bumps, glades and wide-open bowls.

• Both areas offer free close-in parking, as well as free Wi-Fi.

• Enjoy free snowcat rides to some of Loveland's most exhilarating terrain on Loveland's new Ridge Cat. Take in the amazing 360 degree views as you cruise along the Continental Divide on your way to Field of Dreams, Velvet Hammer, Tickler and Marmot — all formerly hike-to terrain. In addition to a valid lift ticket or season pass, a free Ridge Cat Pass is required for all users and can be picked up at the Loveland Basin ticket office.

parks

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• Love Park is located on Roulette off Chair 6. From entry-level to advanced riders, Love Park has something for all ages and abilities. New features have been added to the rotation, and Love Park will play host to terrain park events throughout the season.

what the locals love

• The ski area is just 53 miles from Denver, which makes for an easy drive from the Front Range, and Loveland is only 12 miles east of Silverthorne, so it's a quick trip through the tunnel from Summit County.

• Locals love the lack of crowds. Lift lines are a rarity, even when the parking lots fill up. Loveland also has a laid-back, local vibe you can't find anywhere else.

• Loveland is also one of the most affordable ski areas in Colorado, with lift tickets and lesson packages available at about half the cost of other Summit County resorts.

MOUNTAIN FACTS

Base elevation: 10,800 feet

Summit elevation: 13,010 feet

Vertical drop: 2,210 feet

Skiable acres: 1,800

Longest run: 2 miles

Terrain: 13 percent beginner, 41 percent intermediate, 46 percent advanced

Number of lifts: 10

Number of trails: 93

Average snowfall: 422 inches

Contact: (800) 736-3754

Ski school: (800) 736-3754, ext. 170

Website: http://www.skiloveland.com

Base elevation: 10,800 feet

Summit elevation: 13,010 feet

Vertical drop: 2,210 feet

Skiable acres: 1,800

Longest run: 2 miles