Colorado entrepreneurs plan to open backcountry ski area

Colorado News

DENVER– Two entrepreneurs are planning to open a backcountry ski area in northern Colorado’s Rabbit Ears range.

The Colorado Sun reports 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. That includes ski patrollers, instructors, guides, a base hut, gear rentals, a mountain warming hut, trails and avalanche hazard reduction. But minus the chairlift.

Bluebird Backcountry at Peak Ranch, near Kremmling, is expected to open for 15 days in February and March. The two hope to attract skiers who are sick of crowded resorts.

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