The end is nigh, but the season's not over yet -- not quite.
Ten potential hooky days and two weekends still remain at Loveland Ski Area. And if you have a pass to any other resort that already saw its lifts grind to a halt for the offseason in recent weeks, don't relegate it to the back of a dusty drawer until you give it one last use at Loveland. The resort is offering $30 full-day lift tickets to passholders to any and all resorts for the remainder of the season, $14 off the regular price.
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As a Loveland passholder, I'm planning on hitting the mountain at least once a week for the next two, slush and ice be damned.
Thanks to one of the higher elevations of any resort -- and in spite of a weak snow year for the I-70 corridor -- Loveland still has 90 percent of its terrain open and a 56" mid-mountain, with a chance of a little snow in the coming week, so it's as good a place to end your season as any.
And if you want to buy a 2010-11 Loveland pass and are flush right now, it will work just fine for the end of 2009-10 as well, and prices are currently at their lowest level. Next year's season passes at Loveland include three days at Monarch, as they have in previous years, as well as three days at Durango this year, and midweek passes start at just $229.