Loveland Ski Area preps for start of season

5:31 PM, Aug 23, 2012   |    comments
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Shawn Stauffer and other employees are trying to finish their summer projects before all the puddles in the parking lot turn into big piles of powder.

Snow guns are being pulled out and Loveland Marketing Director John Sellers says snow shouldn't be too far off.

"The guys have the guns out in the parking lots making last minute adjustments," Sellers said.

Some of the sun guns have already been turned on, spraying out water for testing.

"[We're] pumping water through them [to] sure everything is ready to go," Sellers said.

Soon, the full collection snow guns will be fired up. Snow making is set to start in about 34 days, leaving Shawn little time before his summer projects turn into winter projects.

"[There is] not enough hours in the day," he said.

If Loveland can get the temperatures they need and start making snow in a month, then the ski season could start in around six weeks. It typically takes between 10 days and two weeks after the start of snow making before a run can be covered.

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