Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Ski Area lifts to switch to spring schedule Saturday |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Ski Area lifts to switch to spring schedule Saturday

Steamboat Ski Area lifts will begin operating on a spring schedule Saturday because of extended daylight hours, according to a news release. New lift closing times are as follows:

3:30 p.m. Morningside and Pony Express

3:45 p.m. Storm Peak Express, Sundown Express and Sunshine Express

4 p.m. Burgess Creek, South Peak, Preview, gondola and Thunderhead Express

4:15 p.m. Elkhead

4:30 p.m. Christie Peak Express

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For more information, contact or 303-388-6981. Register for the program at

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