Loveland Hike-To Ski & Snowboard Terrain
The Loveland Ski Area is well-known for it’s hike-to ski terrain on the continental divide. There is a large selection of chutes and steep descents to choose from at Loveland if you are willing to hike. There is enough terrain to let skiers and riders find fresh snow all day long after a large snowfall.
Most of this terrain is accessible from the top of Chair #9; the highest lift at Loveland. The top of this ski lift is located at approx. 12,700 feet above sea level. You can see this area in the photos above and below.
Some of the pitches at the top of the Continental Divide are prone to have avalanche slides, so they are controlled heavily by the ski patrol. It’s important to remember never to ski in closed areas. If you are from New Jersey and you don’t know why that is, please view the Avalanche Safety Guide for more info.