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Brocka_FlockaYep Zuma Bowl is super sick and everyone should ski there
Pali is old and slow.
casualIt is not a high speed lift, it's a fixed grip triple.
Basically old chair 2 has been split into two lifts.
The new lift aside, some really amazing things in the works at Loveland in terms of increased cat skiing opportunities, and the Ridge continues to develop. In the last 3 years, more terrain has been open and more often than probably at any other time in the area's history. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements about some cat skiing accessing new terrain in the near future, hopefully this year.
Loveland has a mixed rep, and I can see why (the runs are relatively short, it is cold and windy, visibility can be tough, etc.) but I really believe that it's an area with a bright future and really fun terrain. There's no pretension or bullshit at Loveland, it's only about the skiing, none of the amenity nonsense.
I really recommend everyone who likes to ski all mountain, or powder, or back country-like terrain to come give Loveland a shot. It's deceptively big (relative to what you see from 70), and there's pretty much every aspect and pitch you could ask for, much of it above tree line and with natural wind lips, cornices, etc. I love the place, the employees are great, the ownership cares about it and has invested big money recently into terrain and infrastructure, and despite not being wall to wall thigh burners, there's some really fun hike-to or FREE cat accessed terrain, and a cool up-hill policy. Not to mention, you can access some amazing sidecountry/backcountry through gates leaving Loveland with easy hiking.
If you're in the area this year (anyone local to Summit/Clear Creek whatever) and wanna give Loveland a shot, lemme know.