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Loveland Ski Area

 
lovelandarealNear to the hearts and homes of generations of Colorado skiers and riders, Loveland is Colorado’s true winter wonderland. Just 53 miles west of Denver, Loveland boasts 1,800 acres of remarkable terrain, a separate area just for beginners, an innovative lesson program and more snow than any Front Range or Summit County Resort. Loveland is home for those who simply want to ski or ride.
 
Season dates and hours
 
Mid-October through early May. Lift hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekends and designated holidays.
 
Area (acres)
 
1,800 acres
 
What family-friendly amenities does your resort offer? 
 
While every resort claims to be family friendly, only Loveland has delivered on that claim for over 75 years. Loveland offers Loveland Valley, a separate area just for beginners. With it’s gentle slopes and separate lifts, Loveland Valley is the perfect place to teach your little one how to ski or ride. And, with affordable lesson programs for every age and ability, you can learn for less at Loveland! Loveland also features free close-in parking, on-site child care and events for kids of all ages!
 
Adult lift ticket prices?
 
$71 – peak adult rate
 
Child lift ticket prices and at what age kids ski free?
 
$30 – peak child(6-14) rate. Children 5 & under are free
 
Is there on-site childcare and if so, what is the starting cost?
 
The Loveland Child Care Center is a licensed facility offering age appropriate arts, crafts, and plenty of indoor and outdoor play in a kid friendly environment. Our friendly staff will make sure your child has a super time while playing educational games, watching movies and playing in the snow. Full day with lunch and two snacks is $75. Half day(morning only) with one snack is $60. Hourly rate is $17/hour.
 
What is the starting cost of ski/ride school? Ages?
 
Group lessons are offered for children 4-14. Full day lesson with lunch, lift ticket and equipment rental for 6-14 is $120. 4-5 is $128 and includes early drop off. Any child(4-14) that completes three full lesson packages is eligible for a FREE season pass. Check out the 3-Class Pass for all the details.
 
Where can families go for deals on lift tickets/lodging or special promotions?
 
skiloveland.com, http://www.lovelandreservations.com/skiandstay.html, liftopia.com.
 
What area (off-mountain) activities would appeal to families for their winter vacation? 
 
Snowshoe from Loveland Valley to Bakerville. Georgetown Loop Railroad in Georgetown. Outlet Mall in Silverthorne.
 
Distance from Denver
 
53 miles
 
Interstate 70, Exit 216
Georgetown, CO
303-571-5580
http://skiloveland.com/