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High winds shut down gondola at Breckenridge Ski Resort

The gondola at Breckenridge Ski Resort is shown in this file photo. The resort decided to close the gondola on Monday due to high winds.
Elise Reuter / ereuter@summitdaily.com

As a safety precaution, Breckenridge Ski Resort shut down its gondola Monday due to high winds.

The closure was first mentioned in a tweet from Breckenridge Free Ride public transportation system after 3 p.m. Monday and then retweeted by the town of Breckenridge’s Twitter account. A resort spokeswoman also confirmed the gondola had shut down as a result of the wind.

The closure came as a Monday storm brought a dusting of new snow and fierce winds to Summit County and much of the High Country.

The gondola at Breckenridge Ski Resort typically runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. when the resort is open. Wind-related lift and gondola closures aren’t common, but they do happen. Breckenridge Ski Resort closed for the day around 3 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2017, also due to high winds.

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