Loveland loves to be the first resort each season to offer lift-served terrain daily, and they lay claim to that fairly frequently. Credit a 10,600 foot base elevation and a snowmaking system devoted to covering 160 acres of early-season terrain at Loveland Valley.
Loveland is more like two areas, Loveland Valley and Loveland Basin, connected by a lift and shuttle system. The Valley is perfect for beginners and those just making the transition to intermediate terrain. Once this area, which has all the services you'll need, is mastered, ride the free shuttle or, on weekends and holidays, Chair 5 to Loveland Basin. Here, where I-70 disappears into the Eisenhower Tunnel, you'll find more challenging intermediate terrain and, way up high, Loveland's choice double diamonds. There are also several long green cruising runs, best for confident beginners with some mileage under their boards.