Loveland Ski Area

Welcome to the Loveland Family! Winter is Waiting...

Looking for a unique, timeless experience in the snowsports industry? Look no further - the Loveland experience is like no other. We have stayed true to the sport, our guests and our employees. Our experience is simple and straight forward. Our goal is for everyone to feel at home and to become a member of the Loveland family. Come join our family and be a part of something special!

Loveland Ski Area is only 53 miles west of Denver, CO (just before the Eisenhower/Johnson tunnels) and 12 miles east of Summit County, on I-70 at Exit 216.

About Loveland Ski Area

Near to the hearts of generations of skiers and riders, Loveland is Colorado’s Best-Known Secret.

Just west of Denver, Loveland boasts 1,800 acres of remarkable terrain, FREE snowcat skiing along the Continental Divide, an innovative lesson program, and more snow than any other Front Range or Summit County, CO resort (an annual average of 422 inches!)  Loveland offers families a fun, friendly, and hassle-free winter escape.  We want everyone who comes to Loveland to feel like a guest of our owners.  At Loveland, you are not just an employee or a customer, you are part of the family from the moment you pull into the parking lot.

For over 80 years, Loveland has been home for those who simply want to ski or ride.  From first-timers to long-timers – there is something for everyone.  We have two separate base areas, Loveland Valley which is dedicated to beginners, and Loveland Basin which offers terrain for every level of skier and snowboarder including steeps, trees, cruisers, open bowls, and everything in between.       

For our guests - It’s a ski and ride adventure that brings families closer together – creating memories that will never melt away.  It’s a spur of the moment ski/snowboard trip with friends, fun, and food without a big drive before or after.  It’s a celebration of snow that lasts as long as you want – an hour, a day, or all season long.  Our employees are the key to ensuring this experience for our guests.

Our Stats:

  • Skiable Acres 1,800 lift-served
  • Hikeable Acres 100
  • Trails 94
  • Base Elevation 10,800 feet
  • Summit Elevation 13,010 feet
  • Vertical Drop 2,210 feet
  • Lifts 1 high-speed quad, 3 quad, 3 triple, 2 double, 2 magic carpet surface lifts (1 magic carpet is for Ski & Ride School only)
  • Longest Run 2 miles
  • Slopes 13% Beginner, 41% Intermediate and 46% Advanced
  • Average Snowfall 422 inches (over 35 feet!)
  • Snowmaking Capability 240 acres

The Employee Experience


As one of the few remaining family-owned ski areas, Loveland provides an authentic, uncluttered and unpretentious experience to both guests and employees.  Our owners have been our owners for over 60 years; they are involved and know many employees by name.    

Our employees say that one of their favorite things about Loveland is the family feel and the life-long friends they have made here.  We know it sounds cliché . . . but we really are a family here at Loveland!  A family who is loyal, enthusiastic, and passionate about Loveland, each other, our work, and our play.

Loveland is typically one of the first ski areas in the nation to open, offering a season that runs from mid-October through early-May, and making Loveland’s winter employment one of the longest in the industry


What about COVID-19?

We will do everything we can to keep our employees and our guests healthy so we can keep the ski area operating, and we ask all of our employees and guests to do the same.  

How will Loveland keep you healthy?

During these unprecedented times, Loveland Ski Area places the highest value on the health and safety of our employees and our guests. Below are some of the measures we will have in place to keep you safe:

  • Pre-arrival onboarding for employees to make onboarding as contactless as possible.
  • On-line training whenever possible and appropriate.
  • Daily required pre-shift symptom screenings for all employees. 
  • Employees are to stay home if sick.
  • Face coverings required for all employees. Loveland logo'd face coverings provided to employees.
  • The creation of the Loveland Employee COVID-19 Response Team as a resource for employees who feel sick or are exposed to COVID-19.
  • A COVID-19 Employee Helpline.
  • Cleaning and sanitation efforts will be rigorous and more frequent.
  • Social distancing, whenever possible, and face coverings will be required in all indoor areas, throughout base areas, in lift mazes, on chairlifts, and on shuttle buses. 
  • Occupancy limits in all indoor spaces and on shuttle buses.
  • Physical barriers, such as plexiglass shields, to reduce direct contact between employees and guests.
  • Online transactions with guests whenever possible.
  • And many more specific actions within each department. 

Please also visit our website to learn more about what we expect from our guests and our efforts to stay safe and healthy during COVID-19 by clicking here.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for fun-loving, active, snow-sports enthusiasts who are dependable, work well with team members, have a sense of humor, and who want to be a part of the Loveland Family.

Room and Board

We do not provide employee housing so you will need to secure your own housing.  And, we are happy to provide you with assistance as we can.  

Most of our employees live in one of the small mountain towns along the I-70 corridor between Loveland and Denver, including Idaho Springs, Dumont/Downieville/Lawson, Empire, Georgetown, and Silver Plume.  Others live just 50 miles away in the western suburbs of Denver including Golden, Lakewood, and Littleton - where housing options may be more plentiful.  Our free employee shuttle between Golden and the ski area makes it easy to get to and from work from most of these locations. 

For those with your own transportation, you may also consider living in Summit County which is only 12 miles away.

You might contact some of the local hotels/motels to see if they will do a winter seasonal rental.

You can also check out the Clear Creek County Facebook page to explore housing options: 

Clear Creek Housing

Employee Perks

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?... Look at what you get when you work for us!

  • Free Loveland Employee Season Pass
  • Discounted lift tickets or free season passes for immediate family members
  • FREE employee shuttle from the Mammoth Park-n-Ride parking lot in Golden to Loveland, with stops all along the I-70 corridor (space may be limited this season due to COVID-19)
  • Free or discounted skiing & riding at over 30 other ski areas (restrictions may apply)
  • Employee and dependent discounts throughout the ski area (food & beverage, retail, rentals, ski/ride lessons, and more)
  • Department-specific perks (ie, food & beverage shift meal)
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Ski/ride breaks, when possible
  • Discounts with local businesses

Getting Here and Getting Around

Loveland is located on the major interstate (I-70) heading west into the mountains from Denver, CO.  Loveland is not located in a town so employees can take advantage of the free employee shuttle or provide your own transportation.  

The free employee shuttle runs daily between Loveland and Golden, stopping at all major points along I-70 throughout Clear Creek County.

For Fun

Being so close to Denver provides for an employee experience with the best of both worlds – mountain and city.  A short drive from the ski area, you can experience all that Denver has to offer including shopping, concerts, museums, theatre, major sporting events, clubs, and so much more.  And while at work, you can enjoy the serenity and beauty of the mountains, the fun and excitement of a ski area in operation, and being a member of the family at Loveland.

Loveland is also only 12 miles from Summit County, CO where you can enjoy more skiing/riding, sledding, tubing, and other winter special events such as Ice Castles and International Snow Sculpting.   

How to Apply

Check out our current openings to see what positions interest you, and then apply - it is that simple! Just click on the red APPLY HERE button below.

Come join our family this winter.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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