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The Dark Horse

Every year, around this time, skiers in Colorado start to watch out for the telltale signs of snowmaking equipment running.  Combine the cold temperatures with some surprise early season snow, and pretty soon the lifts are turning. It’s not just bragging rights for Colorado that’s at stake for being the…

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History Recreation

Abandoned

During the peak of Colorado’s ski area operation, there were up to 200 different ski areas in operation.  Today, there are about 30. Why did some survive and others shut down?  What happens to a ski area when the lifts stop turning? A new documentary called “Abandoned” examines these questions…

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History Recreation

Rollins Pass (from the west side)

Traffic as far as the eye could see.  I wasn’t prepared for this.  I expected traffic in Washington, DC, but not on I-70 in rural Colorado.  Nevertheless, a line of cars and trucks were bumper to bumper east bound all the way up to the Eisenhower Tunnel. A Shortcut Gone…

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