Lawmakers intervene in ski resort water war

Lawmakers intervene in ski resort water war

Ability to sell snowmaking water rights at issue
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Crew member Rory James watches snowmaking operations near the base of Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort last November. Ski areas are taking exception to a policy instituted by the Forest Service in 2011 that bars them from selling their water rights to anyone except future operators of the ski area.
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Players in the ski area water fight

U.S. Forest Service: Wants to prevent ski areas from selling off their water rights to developers.

Ski Resorts: Want the right to sell off their water if they wish.

Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg: Siding with ski areas, out of concern of a...

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