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Joel Gratz

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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Weather/Climate

I hate La Nina

Last Sunday, I got really excited.  Really excited.  After waiting all winter for a decent snow storm, it seemed we would finally get our spring upslope snowstorm.  Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, wrote of the models that forecast storms, predicting 1-2 feet of new snow, favoring the east side of the…

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Waiting for a Pattern Change

Ugh.  You know things are bad when there is a fire ban in place on Halloween.  You know it’s really bad when people are walking around in shorts and flip flops, and November begins twenty-four hours from now.  October has come and gone with one day of seasonably cold weather…

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Let the ski season begin!

Well, another ski season begins anew tomorrow as both Loveland and Arapahoe Basin ski resorts open tomorrow.  This is the latest opening day for the Colorado skis season in 15 years.  It seems like a long time coming, but in reality, it’s still a pre-Halloween start to the ski season,…

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