Loveland Opens, Wolf Creek to Follow

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SAM Magazine—Georgetown, Colo., Oct. 18, 2013—Loveland Ski Area has became the second resort in Colorado to open for the 2013-14 season, with Wolf Creek set to become the third on Saturday.

Loveland opened yesterday with a single 1,000-vertical-foot run on a combination of natural and machine-made snow, and added a second run today. "Our snowmaking crew has done a tremendous job getting the mountain ready for Opening Day," said Rob Goodell, director of business operations. "The snow guns are still firing and there is more snow in the forecast." The area has received nearly nine inches in the past 24 hours as of of midday today as well. Early season lift tickets are $49 for adults and $25 for children 6-14.

Wolf Creek will operate this weekend on a natural-snow base of 22 inches, with several novice and intermediate runs open. In addition, visitors will be able to hike to Alberta Peak and Step Bowl. Available services include rentals, lessons, retail shop, and a limited restaurant menu. Lift tickets are $38 for adults, $22 for children and seniors.