Colorado Front Range Ski Areas, Forest Service Issue Plea for Uphill Skiers to Stay Home
Five Front Range ski areas and the U.S. Forest Service have collaborated to produce a video message imploring uphill skiers to stay away from their resorts.
All five resorts — Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Loveland — have officially prohibited uphilling. The video, which they shared on Facebook, includes messages from officials in upper management from each resort and Bill Jackson, a U.S. Forest Service district ranger.
“We are not doing avalanche mitigation, and our resorts are like the backcountry right now,” said Jody Churich, vice president and general manager at Keystone.