Skiers can get text messages on Utah canyon closures
Aspen, CO Colorado
SALT LAKE CITY ” To ski or not to ski? Now the Salt Lake County sheriff’s office will tell you before you make it to the mouth of a couple of Utah canyons.
The office has launched a new e-mail and text-message alert system to update drivers when winter weather, snowplowing or avalanche control cause the closure of Big and Little Cottonwood canyons, home to some of the state’s most popular ski resorts.
Lt. Brent Atkinson says the office hopes the new system will prevent traffic jams that clog roads leading to the canyons as people try to wait out closures.
Skiers, snowboards and anyone else can sign up at http://www.slsheriff.org.
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Vail broke the $200 lift ticket barrier during the holidays last winter. Aspen hasn’t topped the $200 mark yet, but both resorts are raising their peak prices this season.