A little more terrain opens at Beaver Creek | SummitDaily.com

A little more terrain opens at Beaver Creek

eagle county correspondent

BEAVER CREEK ” Starting next year, people who ski the Stone Creek area at Beaver Creek will be able to get in and out a lot more easily.

That’s good news for both a veteran ski patroller and a frequent skier at Beaver Creek.

“It will become more patrolled and controlled,” said Edwards resident Mark Weinreich. And control is important to Weinreich, who was once trapped for a while by an avalanche in the Stone Creek area.

Besides avalanche control, the new trail will make it easier for ski patrollers to remove an injured skier from the area on a sled, something that’s tough at best today.

With Stone Creek a part of Beaver Creek, the ski patrol will also be able to act when people ski the area when it’s closed.

According to the Forest Service report on the trails, only about 400 skiers ventured into Stone Creek in 1996. That number had risen above 1,000 by the 2002-03 season.

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