Local resorts open more terrain
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Summit County, CO Colorado
SUMMIT COUNTY ” Thursday night’s snow storm dumped nearly another foot on Summit County ski resorts, prompting more terrain and lifts to open.
“It’s been a slow start to the ski season, that’s no big secret. We would have been happy with any kind of snowfall”to get this much was just a godsend,” said Nicky DeFord, communications director of Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Breckenridge reported 14 total inches of snow from the storm as of 6 a.m. Friday morning, mid mountain. On Friday they opened 12 trails on Peak 8 and plan to get more of Peak 8 open this weekend as weather permits. Breck now has a total of 40 trails and 18 lifts open.
Arapahoe Basin reported 9 new inches of snow since Thursday night. Friday they opened five new intermediate runs including the High Divide terrain park, bringing their total to 14 trails and four of seven lifts open.
Copper Mountain Resort reported 8 new inches since Thursday night. Friday they opened Timberline Express chair, which services more intermediate terrain. On Saturday, Copper expects to have more than 33 total runs open.
Keystone Resort reported 9 inches of fresh snow which allowed them to open North Peak on Friday. They plan to open The Outback Saturday, bringing their total open acreage to 1,354. The Keystone Nordic Center at The River Course is also now open for cross-country skiing.
While over at Vail they plan to open Blue Sky Basin and portions of China, Sun Up and Sun Down bowls on Saturday, along with the debut of the new Highline Express chair. Over the weekend Vail’s total open terrain will jump to more than 3,500 skiable acres, and 145 trails serviced by 23 lifts.
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