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Tuesday
Jan102017

Ski Resort Closes Due to Snow

iStock/Thinkstock(CRESTED BUTTE, Colo.) — A Colorado ski resort closed Monday because it got too much snow.

Monday afternoon, Crested Butte Mountain Resort posted on Facebook that they were closing the chair lifts for safety reasons.

"Well folks, we officially #buriedthebutte. Due to the safety concern for our guests and employees, we are closing all lift operations for the day. We apologize for any inconveniences and Patrol and Mountain Ops are working as hard as they can to get up and running tomorrow."

The Crested Butte website originally posted an encouraging message for skiiers, stating, "Do you have a case of the Mondays? Well, those are sure to go away when you make your way to Crested Butte Mountain Resort this Monday, the 9th day of January in 2017, where 23 inches of snow have fallen in the last 24 hours and there are no signs for stopping, as over 3 FEET of snow are predicted to fall by the end of this storm."

An update at 1pm the site stated "1 FOOT of new snow has fallen since 5 am this morning!"

About half an hour later, they posted the closure notice on Facebook.  They hope to be running again normally by Thursday.

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