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Heavy equipment and flowers dotted the slopes of Mount Werner this summer as Steamboat Ski Area improvements were made.

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A faster way to ride

Sunshine lift improvements cut ride time in half

Length? One mile. Elevation gain? About 1,300 feet. Speed? Tops out at 1,000 feet per minute, or about 5 meters per second. Time spent riding to Sunshine Peak on the new, high-speed Sunshine express lift, opening this winter at Steamboat Ski Area? Five-and-a-half minutes.

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