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Loveland Ski Area announces opening date

The Colorado ski resort will open for the 2022/2023 season on Nov. 3.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — Editor's Note: This story initially included an incomplete list of ski resorts that have opened for the season. It has been updated.

Loveland Ski Area announced on Monday that it will open for the winter season on Thursday.

That makes it the fourth Colorado ski resort to open for the season, after Arapahoe Basin, which opened Oct. 23; Keystone, which opened Friday; and Winter Park, which opened Monday.

The Chet's Dream run will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 3. The trails Catwalk, Mambo, and Home Run make up this Opening Day run, which is over a mile in length and nearly 1,000 vertical feet.

"We have been waiting all summer for this and are excited to announce that opening day is finally here," said Rob Goodell, chief operating officer of Loveland Ski Area. "Our snowmaking team has done an incredible job preparing the mountain and Mother Nature chipped in with some natural snow as well. We hope that's a sign of things to come and look forward to the start of another great season."

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The ski area will be open seven days a week until closing day in early May. Lift operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and designated holidays.

Early season lift tickets are $99 for adults and $37 for children 6-14.

Last year, the ski area opened on Oct. 30.

Credit: Loveland Ski Area

Most of Colorado's ski resorts have announced their opening dates for the 2022-2023 winter season, according to Colorado Ski Country USA:

  • Arapahoe Basin: Oct. 23
  • Aspen Highlands: Dec. 10
  • Aspen Mountain: Nov. 24
  • Buttermilk: Dec. 17
  • Cooper: Dec. 7
  • Copper Mountain: Nov. 14
  • Echo Mountain: Late November
  • Eldora: Nov. 18
  • Granby Ranch: Dec. 10
  • Hesperus: Dec. 17
  • Howelsen Hill: Nov. 25
  • Monarch: Late November
  • Powderhorn: Nov. 25
  • Purgatory: Nov. 19
  • Silverton: Dec. 29
  • Snowmass: Nov. 24
  • Steamboat: Nov. 23
  • Sunlight: Dec. 9
  • Telluride: Nov. 24
  • Winter Park: Oct. 31

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