(Georgetown, CO….October 28, 2003). . . Loveland Ski Area officially kicks off the nation’s ski and snowboard season Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 9:00 a.m.

“Loveland is excited to usher in the 03-04 season. A long hot summer has Loveland’s guests and staff alike itching to get out and make the first turns of the season and our elevation allows us to cater to this demand,” explains Loveland Marketing Director, Kevin Wright.

Loveland will open with chairlift #1 serving, “Catwalk”, “Mambo” and “Home Run.” This is a top-to-bottom run over one mile in length and 1,000 vertical feet. Base depths will vary 12 to 24 inches. Snowmaking efforts will continue to open additional terrain as conditions permit. Loveland’s web site, www.skiloveland.com/snowmaking provides daily updates on snowmaking progress and trail openings.

Lift tickets on Tuesday, October 28th will cost $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for children (ages 6-14). Loveland will extend its discounted season pass and $89 ’4-Pak’ sales through November 10, 2003. Season passes and ’4-Paks’ are available online at www.skiloveland.com, by phone at 1-800-736-3SKI, or at the Denver Ski Expo November 7-9, 2003.

Loveland is located 53 miles west of Denver, or 12 miles east of Silverthorne, CO at Exit 216 on Interstate 70. Call (303) 571-5580 or visit www.skiloveland.com for the latest snow conditions or additional information.