On Monday, Loveland Ski Area became the fourth Colorado ski area to close for the season as a result of COVID-19.
Every Colorado resort is closed for at least this week by order of Gov. Jared Polis, but most are listing their operational status as suspended through March 22. Telluride, Monarch and Ski Sunlight have said they will not reopen this season, and Loveland joined them Monday afternoon. Before COVID-19, Loveland was expected to be open into May.
“In order to keep all our guests and employees safe and healthy, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to close for the 2019/20 season,” Loveland announced in a news release. “This has not been easy for anyone, but it is the best way we can help stop the spread of COVID-19. We understand that there will be some frustration regarding our decision, but we feel strongly that this is best for everyone.”
The mountain remains open for uphill skiers, but only for those who already hold uphill access passes. New uphill passes are not being issued.