Loveland Ski Area closes 2 lifts due to mechanical issues

Posted at 7:44 AM, Jan 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-22 13:09:41-05

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. -- Two lifts that serve the south side of Loveland Ski Area are closed due to mechanical issues.

Lift 6 was closed on Sunday after lift maintenance found a problem at the top terminal, Loveland Ski Area officials said.

Lift 1, which officials said is similar in construction, is being closed Thursday and Friday because the lift maintenance team found the early stages of a similar issue.

"We are dedicated to safe lift operations and have decided to close Lift 1 to immediately perform the necessary repairs," Loveland officials said.

Lift 1 will be repaired first.

Lift 6 will remain closed and will be repaired after work is finished on Lift 1, officials said.

Representatives at the ski area said the problem was discovered during daily safety checks and had to do with the lift’s bearings as chairs came into the lift station.

The resort notified the state and has ordered new parts, and representatives said the problem had “never been an issue before.”

The lifts were built in the late-‘70s and early ‘80s and were from a different manufacturer than the lift mechanisms at Ski Granby Ranch, which also had lift issues recently that left a woman dead.

Loveland is offering discounted tickets on January 19 and 20 while Lift 1 is closed. Full day adult lift tickets will be $51 (a discount of $20) and full day lift tickets for children 6-14 will be $25 (a discount of $5) during the closure.

See the Loveland ski run and lift map here to see the closure area.


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