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History: Ready to run

“Final exams for lifts coming next week,” announced the Snowmass Villager on Nov. 23, 1967. “The five lifts that will serve the Snowmass-at-Aspen ski area will get their final exams. … On that day three years of work will be tested by forest service personnel. Weight tests will be conducted on both breaking power and pulling power. … Work first began on Lift No. 1, the so called Village Lift, three years ago. This week crews are completing work on Hanging chairs on Lifts 4 and 5. The five lifts, all double chair lifts manufactured by Riblet, will have a total capacity of over 5,000 skiers per hour.” The ski area officially opened the weekend of Dec. 15, 1967.

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