Loveland Ski Resort

Loveland Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Loveland, CO. We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Loveland stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Loveland 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.

Loveland Lodging:

Loveland Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Loveland 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's slopes see on average 422 inches (166 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 35 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,800(7 km2)
Annual Snowfall
422"(166 cm)

Loveland Ski Resort Elevation

Loveland Ski Resort 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 Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
62.7out of 100
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Loveland'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.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

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

Loveland's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 41% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 46% as expert.
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 Resort good for beginners?

Loveland 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 Resort Location

Loveland Ski Resort is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Loveland, CO.

Loveland, CO 80538 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
40.41000, -105.08000

Getting to Loveland Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Loveland Ski Resort), its coordinates of 40.41000, -105.08000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Loveland, 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 Resort.

Denver International AirportDENDenver, CO44 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.

Cheyenne Regional Jerry Olson FieldCYSCheyenne, WY53 mi
Laramie Regional AirportLARLaramie, WY70 mi
Eagle County Regional AirportEGEEagle, CO111 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Loveland Ski Resort, 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 Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
EldoraNederland, CO10,800 ft48%41 mi
Arapahoe BasinAurora, CO13,050 ft76%50 mi
Ski GranbyGranby, CO9,202 ft30%50 mi
Winter ParkWinter Park, CO12,060 ft72%51 mi
KeystoneDillon, CO12,408 ft69%72 mi
Snowy RangeLaramie, WY10,000 ft40%80 mi
BreckenridgeBreckenridge, CO12,998 ft82%81 mi
ButtermilkLarkspur, CO9,900 ft47%81 mi
VailVail, CO11,570 ft72%86 mi
Copper MountainFrisco, CO12,313 ft66%87 mi
Beaver CreekBeaver Creek, CO11,440 ft62%95 mi
Ski CooperLeadville, CO11,700 ft42%97 mi

Loveland Ski Resort 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 Resort Mountain Stats