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Colorado entrepreneurs plan to open backcountry ski area


February 2, 2020

DENVER (AP) — Two entrepreneurs are planning to open a backcountry ski area in northern Colorado's Rabbit Ears range.

Erik Lambert and Jeff Woodward have spent 18 months hosting test events and searching the state for slopes to anchor a ski area with all the trimmings of a traditional hill — ski patrollers, instructors, guides, a base hut, gear rentals, a mountain warming hut, trails and avalanche hazard reduction — minus the chairlift.

"Part of going outside in the winter is this special experience you get communing with nature and it's hard to do that at a crowded resort," Lambert...

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