Thursday, September 25, 2008
Loveland Ski Area Fires up Snowmaking
Georgetown, Colo., September 25, 2008 – With cooler weather in the high Colorado mountains Loveland Georgetown, Colo., September 25, 2008 – Colorado ski resort Loveland ski area fired up snowmaking operations. The resort fired up the guns last night, making the ski area the first in North America to start snowmaking operations for the 2008-2009 ski season.
Sitting at the continental divide the base of the ski area is at 10,600 feet. This enables an early start in an effort to get the ski and snowboard season started. Resort peaks sit on the Continental Divide at 13,010 feet, already covered with new snow, it was only a matter of time before temperatures at the base were cold enough for snowmaking.
Loveland frequently is one of the first each season to open, with approximately 1,000 vertical feet served by a triple chair available for skiers on opening day. We'll keep you updated as the season opening day gets closer.
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