Friday, November 03, 2006

Uplifting news

Given a choice between a T-bar, a rope tow and a chairlift, most people would take the chairlift. That's why the town of Silverton is so excited about its news: the town is going to repplace its T-bar with a chairlift on the town's Kendall Mountain Ski Area.

Kendall Mountain opened in 1963 with a homemade T-bar lift made from old mining equipment. In 1998, a rope tow that traveled 1,000 feet up the slope was added. The new lift will travel 2,000 feet.

The town is still raising money for this new piece of equipment. People who donate to the cause can own a lift tower or sponsor a chair. Sponsorship options range from $1 to $2,500. For more information, e-mail or call 1-800-752-4494.

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