GEORGETOWN – Mother Nature delivered 7 inches of snow to the slopes of Loveland Ski Area over since Sept. 30. Not to be outdone, Loveland’s snowmaking team fired up 17 snow guns last night and began laying down some manmade flakes of their own.
Loveland Ski Area’s snowmaking team took advantage of the cold temperatures last night and began making snow on Catwalk and Mambo at the top of Chair 1 at 7:00pm. Snowmaking crews will work their way down Catwalk and Mambo to Home Run covering this top-to-bottom run with tree-to-tree coverage for Opening Day 2014.
“Our first night of snowmaking was very productive,” said Bobby Babeon, trail maintenance and snowmaking manager. “Mother Nature got us off to a good start and our team is ready to finish the job. We will keep making snow around the clock as conditions permit and the slopes should be ready for the first skiers and riders in just a few weeks.”
It typically takes about two weeks for Loveland’s snowmakers to cover the 1,000 foot vertical run with an 18 inch base for opening day. Last season Loveland Ski Area started making snow on September 27 and opened on October 17. Loveland is expecting to open in mid-October.
“While most people dream of a white Christmas, here at Loveland we are focused on a white October,” said John Sellers, marketing director. “The natural snow we received gave us a bit of a head start this year and now our expert snowmakers are chipping in to prepare the slopes for opening day. We look forward to starting up the lifts for all the skiers and snowboarders that have patiently made it through another long summer.”
Snowmaking updates are available at skiloveland.com/snowmaking. The site will be continuously updated with pictures and video of the snowmaking process.
Loveland Season Passes and 4-Paks are available online at skiloveland.com through November 23, 2014.