Summit County Woes

Q. When does a lot of snow become too much snow in ski country? A. When it forces road and resort closure for avvy danger! That’s the story this morning in Summit County Colorado; I-70 closed between Frisco and Vail which means you can’t get to Copper Mountain, which is probably ok since they have some sort of gas leak. I hear locusts are on the horizon. Seriously though, Copper is open and the gas leak is limited to a Conoco station or something.
Sounds like a good place to ski — if you’re already there…nearby Arapahoe Basin won’t open today, US Route 6 is closed and the resort is seriously concerned about in-bounds avalanches…photo above grabbed from a webcam this morning 8:00 am RMT at nearby Loveland; so far they’ve got 14″ of fresh but they plan to open for business as usual today. As you can see from the photo the Loveland faithful are coming out to play…Breckenridge is open, but they won’t be spinning the upper mountain lifts and services throughout the resort will be limited. Employees just can’t get there…Vail says no such trouble, they’re open top to bottom and side to side but again, I-70 ain’t open…as for Keystone, meh, I’m not a fan anyway…lift woes continue in New England, Cannon Mountain NH having issues with one of their quad chairs. They’re running the aerial tramway instead, which is cool but not necessarily convenient for all…Snowbird UT doing well in the snow department, but also want to report that they’ve got a new app called RIDE or some such thing, they say it will help users find ride shares up into Little Cottonwood Canyon…family of a young woman who died during race practice is suing Shawnee Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. Juliette Dajani, 15, lost control and slammed into some sort of PVC Pipes and metal rods in January 2017. The lawsuit accuses Shawnee, Blair Academy (the private school she attended), and Blair’s coach of negligence and recklessness. Family alleges that the coach put the inexperienced Dajani on the team, and that Shawnee failed to protect skiers from dangerous snow making equipment.

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