The countdown to snowmaking has begun at Loveland Ski Area, and we’re only about a month away from firing up the snow guns there (yes!). Another sign that ski season is almost upon is the availability of season passes: Loveland will begin selling its season passes and 4-Paks tomorrow online, by phone and at ski shows across the Front Range.
Loveland is usually the first ski area to open in Colorado, typically around mid-October, and arguably the first to open in North America. We say “arguably” because other ski areas that claim the title feverishly make snow, open for a day, and then close back up. Loveland (and Arapahoe Basin) open and stay open through early summer.
Season pass pricing (valid through Nov. 24) at Loveland for the 2013-2014 season is as follows…
· Adult (23-69): $379 (new), $359 (renewal)
· Young Adult (15-22): $269 (new), $249 (renewal)
· Child (6-14): $160 (new), $159 (renewal)
· Under 5: Free
· Senior (70+): $89 (new and renewal)
· Midweek: $259 (new), $249 (renewal)
· 4-Pak: $129 (or, $32.25 per day, and an addition 10 bucks off when you pick them up at one of the ski shows)
Loveland Ski Area Season Pass holders receive discounts on purchases throughout the area and on lift tickets for friends and family on each visit. Each Loveland Season Pass also comes with bonus days at partner resorts throughout Colorado: Three free days at Monarch Mountain, Durango Mountain Resort and Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR), and one free day of unguided skiing at Silverton Mountain (the three free days at Durango and CBMR do not apply to Midweek Season Passes, by the way).
Loveland will be at Christy Sports' Powder Daze this weekend and Labor Day Weekend in addition to The Sports Authority's SNIAGRAB and Colorado Ski & Golf's Ski Rex over Labor Day Weekend.
Look for the Loveland tent to pick up a pass and play Loveland Lotto for their chance to win a Season Pass, lift tickets, lesson packages, $10 Beau Jo's gift cards, limited edition Loveland head/neck scarfs and more. Loveland's event calendar has a complete listing of all fall sales events and additional specials exclusive to each show.
Loveland's 3-Class Passes will also be available for pre-purchase at Powder Daze, SNIAGRAB and Ski Rex. The 3-Class Pass provides savings for those of you who want to combine three lesson packages with their Season Pass. We have taken advantage of this pass, and trust us, it’s well worth it.
All children 6-14 and first-timer adults that complete three full lesson packages receive a free Season Pass. You can also pre-purchase the three lesson packages and use the Season Pass all winter long. 3-Class Pass products are available for all ages and abilities. Some restrictions apply.