New lifts, snowmaking and some glading here and there are among the highlighted improvements at Colorado ski areas for the coming season
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Every year about this time the Colorado ski industry rolls out its list of improvements at resorts in the state — at least for the areas that are members of Colorado Ski Country USA.
Vail Resorts left the trade group a few years ago and does its own thing with marketing, so look for some hullabaloo a little later this fall about the new lift in the Back Bowls.
Meanwhile, here are some of the highlights from a Colorado Ski Country USA press release on resort improvements.
For this winter, some of the biggest news is right here in Summit County, where the venerable Exhibition triple chair is gone, to be replaced by the Black Mountain Express, a high-speed four-seater. The new lift will cut the ride time to mid-mountain in half, to about three minutes. With a capacity of 2,000 passengers per hour, the new lift should reduce the early season bottlenecks at the base area. (more…)
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