New map for Howelsen
July 21, 2013
While the summer map for Howelsen Hill was updated to show the existence of the Alpine slide, the winter map in 2011 (pictured below) did not mark the area where it was located nor note permanent closures in the area. Cooper Larsh suffocated March 17, 2011, after falling headfirst into the snow in the Alpine slide area. After the map was changed in 2012 (pictured above), it notes permanent closures in multiple areas of the Alpine slide. The perspective of the map also changed as a separate map was created for the Nordic trail system. Howelsen Hill Supervisor Craig Robinson said the previous map was visually pleasing but was changed as funds became available to update multiple maps in 2012.