Loveland Pass Skiing

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With one of the longest seasons in the area and 400 inches of snow annually, Loveland takes skiing and snowboarding seriously, keeping lift lines short and its devoted fans happy.

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  • Vertical Drop: 2,210 feet
  • Average Snowfall: 400 inches
  • Closest ski resort to Denver at just 53 miles away
  • 13% beginner slopes and 41% intermediate means that there are plenty of options for newer skiers.
  • Loveland challenges the skiers and snowboarders who come for some of the highest skiing in Colorado.


Loveland stands in contrast to its bigger neighbors on the other side of the pass. The mountains themselves are the highlight here and with the proximity to Loveland Pass, skiing the backcountry has never been easier.

Between skiing Loveland Pass, and the Basin and Valley which comprise Loveland, skiing is as pure as it comes.

Mountain Details

  • Summit Elevation: 13,010 feet
  • Base Elevation: 10,800 feet
  • Vertical Drop: 2,210 feet
  • Skiable Terrain: 1,570 acres 
  • Average Snowfall: 400 inches
  • Snowmaking: 160 acres
  • Lifts: 9
  • Trails: 93
  • Hikeable Area: 100 acres
  • Season: Early/Mid October through early May

Trail Difficulty

  • Beginner: 13% 
  • Intermediate: 41% 
  • Advanced: 46% 

Mountain Activities

Loveland takes a different approach to skiing and snowboarding than most mountain resorts. The spotlight is on the mountain itself, not the surrounding amenities. 

There is significant hiking access to the backcountry for independent exploring.  And not forgetting its snowboarding contingent, there are a number of terrain parks scattered throughout the area, ready to be worked.


There are shops providing hats, sweaters, goggles and other equipment as well as restaurants for a much-needed lunch break. Ski/snowboard rentals are available, as are repairs and tuning. The ski shop will be happy to let skiers demo skis on sale.

Lessons are available from the Loveland Ski and Ride School. Childcare is available and affordable at the Loveland Nursery.

Loveland provides free parking at both the Valley and the Basin. Shuttles are provided free of charge between the areas.

Contact Info

Loveland Ski Area
P.O. Box 899
Georgetown, CO 80444

Phone: (303) 569-3203