LOVELAND SNOWBOARDING, SKI RESORT & SKI SHOP FAQS
The Loveland Ski Area is the combination of two separate areas – Loveland Basin and Loveland Valley. It is one of Colorado’s highest ski areas with a summit of 13,010 feet with lift service offered to 12,700 feet. Due to Loveland’s altitude it is also one of Colorado’s first ski areas to open for the season and one of the last to close. Rivaled only by nearby Arapahoe Basin which can see skiing into July. Loveland Basin is the larger of the two areas that compose Loveland Ski Area while Loveland Valley is geared toward beginners.
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LOVELAND SKI AREA STATS
|Base Elevation:||10,800 ft|
|Summit Elevation:||13,010 ft|
|Total Acres of Skiable Terrain:||1,800|
|Vertical Rise:||2,210 ft|
|Number of Trails:||94|
|Annual Snowfall:||422 inches|
|Longest Run:||2 miles|
Loveland Ski Area Snowboarding Resorts and FAQs
TripOutside lists the local Loveland Ski Area snowboarding shops with the highest reviews on Google/Yelp/TripAdvisor (at least 4.0 star weighted average) to make sure you have the best rental experience possible. We want to make sure we feature the top local outfitters with the best gear for your ski or snowboard vacation.
Is Loveland Ski Area good for beginners?
Although many of the trails at Loveland Ski Area cater to expert snowboarders and skiers, the resort has a separate base area which features easier, more gentle slopes for beginners. The beginner terrain makes up 13% of the terrain at Loveland, or 234 acres. The breakdown of trails in Loveland Ski Area is diverse. Once you’ve mastered the basic snowboarding moves, you can proceed to more advanced trails not far from the beginners’ area.
Is Loveland a good resort?
What makes Loveland a good snowboarding resort? Loveland Ski Area is one of the top Colorado snowboarding resorts that appeal to both locals and visitors. Unlike other nearby ski areas, Loveland has relatively fewer crowds, one of the highest peak elevations at over 13,000 feet, and typically sees more snow with an average of 400 inches of snow annually. With its low key, snowy peaks and laid-back vibe, Loveland is the ideal resort for anyone who wants to snowboard and relax.
How far is Loveland Ski Area from Denver?
Loveland is one of the closest resorts to downtown Denver. The distance between Loveland Ski Area and Denver is 56.8 miles. Total driving time is just over an hour.
How many lifts does Loveland have?
Loveland Ski Area has a total of 10 lifts and 94 trails.
I DON’T SEE JUNIOR SKI RENTAL PRICES. DO THESE SHOPS RENT KIDS SKIS AND SNOWBOARDS?
Many shops do rent kids ski and snowboard equipment. The prices are generally less expensive than adult ski rental and some shops offer deals and discounts on a children’s rental if an adult ski package is also rented. Click on the shop for more details.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TYPES OF SKI RENTAL PACKAGES (DEMO, PERFORMANCE, SPORT)?
Demo (or premium) packages are for the advanced skier that wants a specific ski or snowboard rental to match their specific riding style or matching the skis to the terrain. These are high-end, high-performance skis and snowboards.
Performance packages are intended for intermediate to beginner levels, typically for groomed terrain and generally have a stiffer, more specialized flex pattern, and may be wider in the waist.
Sport packages are primarily for groomed runs and intended for more beginner level skiers or snowboarders.
**All packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PACKAGE?
Packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).
HOW CAN I SAVE MONEY ON SKI AND SNOWBOARD RENTALS?
Renting online in advance can save you money. Many outfitters offer online reservation rates that are better than walk-in rates. This helps the shops manage their inventory and plan in advance. It also guarantees availability of equipment. TripOutside also has exclusive discounts for customers booking rental gear online from Black Tie Ski Delivery and other ski rental shops.
CAN I JUST RENT SKIS OR A SNOWBOARD? I DON’T NEED THE FULL PACKAGE.
Yes, most shops also rent just skis or a snowboard.
HOW DOES SKI RENTAL DELIVERY WORK?
Don’t ever wait in line at the ski shop again! Black Tie Ski Delivery’s hassle-free delivery service will save you time, which means you’ll have more time on the slopes to enjoy with family and friends. They open earlier and stay open later to ensure the best delivery time for guests and to provide slope side assistance when needed.
Fittings are generally done the night before your first day of skiing, this way you can wake up stress-free and have everything you need to hit the slopes for first tracks. Certified ski rental technicians will select and deliver your ski or snowboard equipment to your lodging property at your scheduled delivery time. Their ski technicians will custom fit you with the latest ski and board equipment based on your rental package, ability level, and the current snow conditions. Their delivery vans come fully stocked with lots of options and sizes so they can be sure all of your equipment fits properly.
Returns are just as convenient and easy as delivery. When you are finished with your rentals, Black Tie Ski Delivery will come back to your lodging and retrieve the equipment with no need to intrude on your dining or travel plans.