Loveland Ski Area adopts new mountain dog

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — Loveland Ski Area has a new mountain dog.

Parker had his first day at Loveland on Monday. His owner, Dustin Schaefer, adopted the 11-month-old on Saturday.

Schaefer’s previous dog, Toby, died in May after being known as the PR dog for the ski area for three seasons. Toby also was seen on several Broncos games telecasts.

Parker will be doing many of the same things Toby did for the ski area.

“Today is Parker’s first day at Loveland Ski Area! Only 88 days until snowmaking buddy. Toby is smiling down at you Parker,” the ski area wrote in a Facebook post on Monday.