Loveland is a good choice. Hardly any crowds. I rarely have a bad time there. It does have a couple of issues.
1. On weekends almost everyone is going to Summit Country and Vail. So you have to deal with that traffic which is typically stop and go from Georgetown to the Tunnel.
2. On windy low visibility days, there really is no way to work around it. They have a few tree runs, but very very limited. Most everything is above treeline and it's a bitch in those conditions. That is when I have had a bad time there. Plus they are generally forced to close a lot of their lifts in that situation.
Multi pass season passes are only around $100 more. You can get the Breck, Keystone, Abasin pass or Copper/Winterpark for tossing in another $100. Bigger resorts for sure. One advantage that I like about Winterpark is you jump off 70 at US 40 to get there. If you left at a decent hour, this gets you away from a lot of the stop and go. Plus Winterpark is in a different area than Summit and Vail. Often times you can play the snow game. Call the snow report and see who got more snow. If equal it's a tossup, but I have seen Copper or Winterpark get significantly more snow than the other. As much as 20". Plus there is the "I'm going to Copper but traffic sucks at Idaho Springs so bail to Winterpark option." If you go with Loveland, or the three mountain you are stuck going there.
If I didn't ride backcountry I would probably pick up the Loveland Pass in addition to my Copper/Winterpark pass.