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Loveland ski area in Clear Creek County prepares for the season as snow starts to fall Oct. 30. Credit: Dustin Schaefer Loveland Ski Area

On Loveland Ski Area’s Nov. 10 opening day, the Chet’s Dream run will be open to skiers and riders from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening day offers a top-to-bottom run covered with an 18-inch base, said Chief Operating Officer Rob Goodell.

This opening day comes about a week later into the season from last year. Goodell said the mountain has been working with wild temperature changes this season.

“We had some curveballs thrown at us with the warm weather, but we’re ready to turn on the lifts for the 2023-24 season,” Goodell said.

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Sun shines on new snow at Loveland Ski Area in Clear Creek County Oct. 30. Credit: Dustin Schaefer Loveland Ski Area

Early season lift tickets are available at $119 for adults and $40 for children aged 6-14,

according to Marketing Manager Dustin Schaefer.

“The special thing (at Loveland)  is we’re not a ski resort, we’re a ski area. When you go to Loveland, you feel like family, not a number at a regular resort, and we try to keep lift passes financially affordable,” Schaefer said.

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Parker the Snow Dog and Mayor of Georgetown looks out at the new snow at Loveland Ski Area in Clear Creek County Oct. 30. Credit: Dustin Schaefer Loveland Ski Area

Loveland Ski Area will operate seven days a week, continuing through Closing Day in early May. Lifts will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends and designated holidays.

“After completing the opening day run, our snowmakers will quickly shift their focus to open additional terrain as soon as possible,” Goodell added.

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