Silverton fights to reopen again |

Silverton fights to reopen again

SILVERTON ” It could be called the little resort that wouldn’t quit.

Silverton Mountain will reopen Thursday after a generator is installed to replace power knocked out when the area received 12 feet of snow in 15 days.

The road to the one-lift area in the San Juan Mountains had been closed for six days until county crews plowed it open Sunday with two bulldozers.

The operators of the resort, which offers guided skiing Thursday through Sunday to a maximum of 80 skiers, had hoped to reopen sooner but the first generator they tried to bring up ended up in a creek when the vehicle went off the road.

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