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Free Snowcat Skiing at Loveland

The Ridge Cat is back for the 2021/2022 season after a two-year COVID restriction hiatus. Here's what you need to know to ride:
The view from Loveland's Ridge Cat
Photo by Dustin Schaefer


The Loveland Ridge Cat is officially open for the 2021/2022 ski season.

The free snowcat skiing option runs along the Continental Divide, bringing riders to locations that would otherwise involve a time-consuming hike. These include trails such as Field of Dreams, Velvet Hammer, Tickler, 13,010 and Marmot — conditions permitting.

The pickup point is at the top of Lift 9. Exit right and traverse just beyond Gate 1N. (map below)

a trail map of Loveland Ski Area
A map of the Loveland Ridge Cat route

What You’ll Need

The cat is free. But you’ll still need to bring a few things with you to hitch a ride:

  • A valid season pass or lift ticket

  • A Ridge Cat Pass (available for free at the Basin Ticket Office)

  • A mask or face covering to wear while on-board

The Ridge Cat will operate Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am until 2:30pm as conditions and weather permit.

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