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100 MPH Wind Gusts Shut Down Multiple Colorado Ski Resorts Yesterday

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We reported yesterday morning that Loveland Ski Area had made the decision to shut down amidst warnings of significant wind speeds in the forecast. Loveland was forecasting 60-80 mph gusts, and gust was recorded at 103 mph Southwest of Frisco, CO.

The winds ended up causing problems at ski resorts across the state. Monarch Mountain and Steamboat Resort both called it a day, while other resorts across the region shuttered their high altitude terrain and exposed lifts.

There haven’t been reports of any serious damage at ski resorts yet, thankfully, but some resorts are still struggling with high gusts today. Arapahoe Basin has their Beavers and Zuma lifts on wind hold at the moment.

RELATED: Check out this video from Mission Ridge in Wenatchee, WA. It shows what can happen when a chairlift starts getting batter by strong cross winds. You can’t tell me you’re willing to risk this hell scape for some turns…

Wind holds suck, but they’re necessary for everybody’s safety. I love skiing as much as the next guy, but I’m good with not riding a chairlift when gusts are pushing triple digits, ya know?

I’ve seen enough videos of chairlifts getting blown like a leaf in the wind to know better.

Thanks to the men and women of ski patrol, mountain ops, and the other employees of these ski areas/resorts for keeping everybody safe!

This article was originally published by Unofficialnetworks.com. Read the original article here.

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