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Colorado’s Downhill Skiing Ban Extended Into Late May
On Thursday, Gov. Jared Polis extended a statewide ban on downhill ski operations until May 23 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
In the order, Polis said mountain towns need to conserve their limited health care resources as much as possible as the virus continues to spread.
“Mountain communities, where many of Colorado’s premier ski areas are located, have been particularly hard-hit by the COVID-19 outbreak in the State,” the governor wrote in Thursday’s order. “Medical centers in these areas have limited ability to meet the needs of individuals with COVID-19. Further strain on their resources creates a risk that medical personnel in the area will be unable to provide needed care to residents and visitors to our mountain communities.”