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4 years 2 days ago

Loveland Ski Area waiting to making snow

While cities along Colorado's Front Range are baking in record-high temperatures, Loveland snowmakers are cooling their heels with their fingers on the start button. The Loveland Ski Area saw the first snowfall of the season last week. Ski area employees took advantage of the cold and revved up the...

4 years 7 months ago

Man dies on Colorado ski lift

A North Carolina man has died after going into cardiac arrest on a ski lift in Colorado. The Summit County coroner says Christopher Harrison, 46, of Durham, N.C., was riding a chairlift alone Monday at Copper Mountain Resort when his head fell forward in the chair. The lift operator...

4 years 7 months ago

New Steamboat gondola up and running

The first new gondola in almost 25 years at Steamboat Ski Resort is now running. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday for the gondola linking Trailhead Lodge with the base of the resort. Resort Ventures West says it's the first gondola at the resort since 1986. The gondola...

4 years 9 months ago

Feds' `No' on ski area expansion worries industry

Colorado's ski industry is worried that the recent denial of a western Colorado ski area's request to expand on national forest land might signal a new trend. The U.S. Forest Service last month rejected the Crested Butte Mountain Resort's application for an environmental review of the proposed 262-acre expansion. The...

4 years 10 months ago

Forest Service blocks Crested Butte ski expansion

The U.S. Forest Service has blocked a western Colorado ski area's plans to expand onto national forest land. Federal officials have rejected Crested Butte Mountain Resort's application for an environmental review, a required first step. The resort wanted to increase its terrain by 276 acres. Charlie Richmond, supervisor of the...

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