STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The Steamboat Springs City Council has voted to approve a plan by Steamboat Ski Area to add night skiing this winter.
Steamboat Today reports the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the resort's plan to light 1,100 vertical feet of terrain on the lower mountain for skiing after the sun goes down.
The ski area plans to initially offer night skiing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, extending those hours to 9:30 p.m. in the spring and to 11 p.m. for some special events.
Supporters say night skiing could revitalize the base area, which usually seems deserted after dark. Other residents near the ski area say they are concerned about light and noise pollution.
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