First Flakes Fall Upon Loveland Ski Area
Georgetown,Co (September 6, 2001...5:03 p.m.)..........It may have been 90 degrees in Denver today but Loveland Ski area
felt the onslaught of winter as the first snow flakes fell upon the slopes. The day started off with bright blue skies but
turned to dark gray and overcast by mid-afternoon, and then at 5:03 the first flakes of the 2001-2002 season came down.
The bell has sounded and Loveland is gearing up for the up-coming ski season. Last weekend Gart Sport's in Denver
kicked off the season with their annual Sniagrab. As most people were still enjoying the warm weather and their bikes a
large group of dedicated snow riders took advantage of all the gear and pass deals. " We can now say the winter is upon
us here at Loveland, I may even have to fill in my first snow report tomorrow morning," exclaimed Ron Kidder, Loveland's
director of ski patrol.
With the first flakes came many grinning faces around Loveland and the increased prospect of being the first ski area to
open for the 2001-2002 season. While an official opening date has not been set, Loveland snowmakers are hoping to get
the snow guns started by the end of September and open for the season by mid-October.
Updated information on actual opening day, and live cam pictures can be viewed on Loveland's web site at www.skiloveland.com.