Georgetown, CO. April 23, 2004 - A powerful winter storm that movedinto Colorado Thursday evening has already covered Loveland Ski Area with eight inches of new snow. As of 11:00 a.m. today heavy snow continues at Loveland and the Colorado Avalanche Center is forecasting up to 15 additional inches before the storm subsides.
Loveland consistently receives the most snowfall in the month of April,with a five-year average of 87 inches. Loveland's ideal location along the Continental Divide provides the area with one of the highest annualsnowfalls of any Colorado ski resort - an average of over 400 inches per year. This April, Loveland Ski Area has received over four feet of snow.
"The calendar may say late April, but at Loveland it looks more like late February. With closing day nearing this could be one of the last powder weekends of the season," boasted Loveland Ski Area Marketing Director, Kevin Wright. "Temperatures are hovering in the upper 20's providing mid-winter fluffy powder conditions, Wright continued.
Loveland Ski Area expects to remain open through May 2, 2004. Discounted Spring lift ticket prices are available at any Loveland ticket window. Prices are $39 for adults and $17 for children (ages 6-14). Loveland Ski Area 2004-2005 season passes are now on sale at the guaranteed lowest prices. For details visit www.skiloveland.com.