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Photo by Rob Pennie.

Guests to CBMR also will note increased snowmaking capabilities resulting in earlier terrain openings and a better late season base. Increased snowmaking at the base area will allow for Peachtree beginners lift and the Camp CB teaching area and magic carpets to open on the first day of the season. CBMR will also be making good use of its 10 new high-efficiency snowmaking guns courtesy of the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) and Massachusetts-based snowmaking equipment manufacturer Snow Economics/HKD Snowmakers.

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In the next few days Mt. Crested Butte town officials will be sending a letter to the U.S. Forest Service indicating their community’s support of Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s (CBMR) proposal to expand lift-accessed skiing onto neighboring Snodgrass Mountain.

Plans to expand the ski area onto the 11,145-foot-high Snodgrass Mountain, adjacent to Mt. Crested Butte, have come and gone for more than two decades.

In a community survey conducted by Crested Butte in 2006 that asked area residents about their stance on issues such as the development of the North Village, the need for more public amenities like parks, and whether or not they support the Snodgrass expansion.  The survey indicates that 68 percent of the general respondents support the expansion and 66 percent of full-time Mt. Crested Butte residents support the expansion.

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