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Low snowpack, limited terrain at Sunlight Mountain Resort in Garfield County, Colorado
1/10/2018 7:01:40 PM

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Garfield County, CO

Start Date: 12/21/2017 -  
Sunlight Mountain Resort has only had one ski run in operation, due to thin snowpack since the area opened on Dec. 21. Because terrain was limited, Sunlight was not fully staffed for the season and lost some workers, largely lift operators, who opted to seek work elsewhere. Idled workers were reassigned duties to keep them busy and were also offered gift cards to local restaurants until more work hours were available. Park City Record (Utah), Jan. 8, 2018