(file photo: Loveland Ski Area/Dustin Schaefer)

Mechanical Problems Silence Two Loveland Ski Lifts

Georgetown, CO – Colorado’s Loveland Ski Area has reduced its lift ticket price after shutting down two of its primary chairlifts due to mechanical problems.

Lift 1 — one of Loveland’s most popular and the first lift to open at Loveland each season —  will be closed at least through Friday. Lift 6 has also been closed since Sunday, when maintenance employees identified a problem with the bullwheel bearings at the top terminal. After the problem was identified on Lift 6, maintenance workers inspected Lift 1 as it has a similar construction and found the same issue present on Lift 1. They are two of Loveland’s oldest lifts.

As Lift 1 helps to carry skiers out of Loveland’s base area, it will be repaired first and Loveland officials expect the work to take at least two days. Lift 6 will remain closed and will be repaired immediately after the completion of Lift 1. There is currently no timetable for the reopening of Lift 6.

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(file photo: Loveland Ski Area/Dustin Schaefer)
(file photo: Loveland Ski Area/Dustin Schaefer)

“We are dedicated to safe lift operations and have decided to close Lift 1 to immediately perform the necessary repairs,” Loveland officials indicated on Wednesday in a prepared statement. “We apologize to our guests for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience while we complete the maintenance.”

Loveland will offer discounted lift tickets to all guests today while Lift 1 remains closed. Full day adult lift tickets will be dropped to $51 and full day lift tickets for children 6-14 will be $25 during the closure.

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