Loveland Valley is the beginner area of Loveland, and a great place to learn to ski and ride.
The Loveland Valley part of the ski area is fully open and John Sellers with Loveland says it’s a great place for beginners of any age to start: “If you want to avoid holiday crowds and you’re looking to take lessons, Loveland Valley provides a great place for people who are new to skiing or snowboarding. It’s separate (from the main part of the resort). You don’t have to worry about other people coming in from separate runs. It makes learning a lot more comfortable for beginners. Loveland Valley also has its own separate chairlift and lodge.”
Skiers and riders ride the Magic Carpet at Loveland Valley. Photo courtesy Dustin Schaefer-Loveland Ski Area.
The next big event at Loveland is the Valentine’s Day Mass Wedding and Renewal Ceremony. Reservations are now being taken, even though the event is free. Couples who participate get a two-for-one lift ticket at Loveland as well as admission to the reception at the base area. Sellers say the amount of people who participate is unlimited, “The more the merrier.”
The mass wedding takes place at 12,440 feet in altitude. Brides and grooms often dress for a winter wedding while on their skis and boards. The event is one of the most popular events at Loveland Ski Area.
Photo courtesy Loveland Ski Area.
Sasha will be there. Sasha is the latest addition to the ski patrol staff at Loveland. Sasha is a Belgian Malinois and is in training to be a patrol dog. Sellers says, “We hope she will be certified by next season.” Sasha is 11 months old. Her owner and trainer is Mike Scott.
Sasha, the ski patrol dog, checks out the action at Loveland Ski Area. Photo courtesy Dustin Schaefer-Loveland Ski Area.