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Colorado Tries To Get Skiers Out Of Cars And Onto Buses To Tamp Down Traffic

Colorado-traffic Interstate 70 west of Denver is backed up with ski traffic on Jan. 18. Coloradans make this powder pilgrimage every weekend, and traffic has gotten worse.

More than a half-dozen world-class ski resorts are less than 100 miles west of Denver. The trouble is that they're also some of the most popular — and there's really only one road to get to them: the dreaded Interstate 70.

"In the beginning, I could leave at 6:30 [a.m.] or 7 [a.m.] and get here in one hour," said Midhun Mohan, who has skied at Loveland Ski Area for the last eight years.

"But now, I probably have to leave at 5:30 [a.m.] on a day like this," he said on a recent Saturday morning.

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