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It will be only a matter of time before the big snow guns at Howelsen Hill are cranked up and producing man-made snow again. The guns have been quiet for the past five nights after a driver that controls the pump failed. Despite the break in snowmaking, athletes at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club have been busy taking advantage of the snow crews pumped out before they shut down.

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Snowmaking back on track at Howelsen

Blown part shuts down system; no delay in opening expected

There hasn't been a lot of good news for Jeff Nelson since 7:30 a.m. Thursday, when the city's rodeo and ski area supervisor's phone rang and interrupted his Thanksgiving holiday.

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