Loveland Ski Area hosts 50th Annual Loveland Derby this weekend |

Loveland Ski Area hosts 50th Annual Loveland Derby this weekend

Ski racers from across the United States are preparing for the last amateur slalom event of the season. The Loveland Derby, the oldest and largest amateur alpine race in North America, returns to Loveland Ski Area on Saturday and Sunday. The Loveland Derby has offered amateur racers a fun way to end the season for the past 49 years, with many participants sporting zany costumes.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic event, Loveland Ski Area and the Loveland Racing Club have put together a fun-filled weekend for competitors and spectators.

Loveland Racing Club Alumni Race: today, followed by an awards party at The Valley lodge.

Loveland Derby: 9:30 a.m., Saturday at Loveland Valley with barbecue lunch on the patio and live music in the afternoon. Awards party at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco, with live music, food and drink. Racing resumes Sunday morning, followed by the awards ceremony on The Loveland Valley patio at 3:30 p.m.

Obstacle course: noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, on All Smiles.

Pond skim: 1-4 p.m., Sunday, at the base of Loveland Valley.

The Loveland Racing Club expects more than 600 racers from 25 states and a few international locations to participate in this year’s event.

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