Loveland Ski Area

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Loveland Ski Resort is a popular ski destination located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The resort boasts over 1,800 acres of skiable terrain, including a variety of terrain parks for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy.

Loveland is known for its high annual snowfall, averaging over 400 inches per season, and the resort typically receives consistent snowfall throughout the ski season, which runs from November to May. The snow at Loveland is typically dry and powdery, making for great conditions for all types of skiers. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced rider, Loveland Ski Resort has something to offer for everyone.

We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Loveland Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Loveland Ski Area is a part of the Powder Alliance pass network. This pass allows you to buy a season ticket at your home slope, then be able to use it to ski up to three free days at the rest of the participating resorts.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Loveland Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Loveland Ski Area Terrain Overview

Loveland Ski Area has a total of 94 ski trails, which are serviced by 10 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,800 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 728 hectares, 3 square miles, or 7 square kilometers.

Loveland Ski Area's slopes see on average 422 inches (129 m) of snowfall a year. That is almost 35 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,800(7 km2)
Annual Snowfall
422"(12,863 cm)

Loveland Ski Area Elevation

Loveland Ski Area has a summit elevation of 13,010 feet, or 3,965 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 10,800 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,210 feet (674 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 13,010 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
13,010'(3,965 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,210'(674 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
10,800'(3,292 m)

Loveland Ski Area Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
62.7out of 100
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Loveland Ski Area's difficulty level of 62.7 is above average. 87% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Loveland Ski Area has 1,800 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Loveland Ski Area's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 41% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 46% as expert.
Green Circle
13%(234 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
41%(738 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
46%(828 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Loveland Ski Area good for beginners?

Loveland Ski Area is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 54% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Loveland Ski Area Location

Loveland Ski Area is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Dillon, CO.

Dillon, CO 80435 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
39.68004, -105.89795

Getting to Loveland Ski Area

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Loveland Ski Area), its coordinates of 39.68004, -105.89795 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Dillon, CO to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Loveland Ski Area.

Denver International AirportDENDenver, CO66 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Loveland Ski Area.

Eagle County Regional AirportEGEEagle, CO54 mi
Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy FieldASEAspen, CO61 mi
City of Colorado Springs Municipal AirportCOSColorado Springs, CO88 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Loveland Ski Area, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Loveland Ski Area.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
KeystoneDillon, CO12,408 ft69%6 mi
BreckenridgeBreckenridge, CO12,998 ft82%15 mi
Winter Park ResortWinter Park, CO12,060 ft72%16 mi
Ski Granby RanchGranby, CO9,202 ft30%18 mi
Echo Mountain ResortIdaho Springs, CO10,650 ft27%20 mi
Copper MountainFrisco, CO12,313 ft66%21 mi
VailVail, CO11,570 ft77%25 mi
EldoraNederland, CO10,800 ft48%25 mi
Ski CooperLeadville, CO11,700 ft42%31 mi
Beaver CreekBeaver Creek, CO11,440 ft62%34 mi
Arapahoe Basin Ski AreaDillon, CO13,050 ft76%59 mi
Aspen Mountain Ski ResortAspen, CO11,212 ft79%60 mi
ButtermilkLarkspur, CO9,900 ft47%61 mi
Aspen Highlands Ski ResortAspen, CO11,675 ft93%61 mi
Aspen SnowmassSnowmass Village, CO12,510 ft86%65 mi
Howelsen Hill Ski AreaSeamboat Springs, CO7,136 ft44%74 mi
SunlightGlenwood Springs, CO9,895 ft51%79 mi
Crested ButteCrested Butte, CO12,162 ft74%81 mi
MonarchSalida, CO11,952 ft51%82 mi
SteamboatClark, CO10,568 ft77%95 mi

Loveland Ski Area Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation13,010 ft
Base Elevation10,800 ft
Vertical Drop2,210 ft
(13% Beginner,  41% Intermediate,  46% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,800
Avg. Annual Snowfall422 inches
Loveland Ski Area Mountain Stats
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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.