today, 02/03/07 loveland closed down all but 2 lifts due to high winds. I have skied the whole area many times in much worse conditions with only the ridge closing, when asked operations stated that the teenagers on the mountian might not be dressed for conditions and so must be protected. This in the state where ski areas are liable for nothing. I have skied this hill for over twelve years and have never seen anything but the ridge closed even in a howling blizzard. the mountian is still a blast but the management team has definetly gone down the toilet in the last two years. The best part is that the majority of the closed lifts have the same wind exsposure as the ones left open and no notice on voice or web lift reports of the closure at any time during the day. Perhaps someone was trying to save a dime or two at their customer's exspence. What was the quintensial locals area is now just another bean counters paradise.