November 19, 2012
Signs are set up at Steamboat Ski Area warning skiers about snowmaking operations and cautioning them about potential dangers of making the trek up the mountain for a few early season turns. Citing an effort to promote skier safety, ski area officials are asking those uphill upstarts to read through a list of dangers and don a free reflective armband made available by the ski area.
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The safety of uphill, after-hours hikers are a growing concern for the ski area, and the issue has pushed resort officials to institute a new policy that will ask users to sign a document and wear a reflective armband when climbing up Mount Werner.