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Copper Mountain fires up snow machines

By Associated Press
Published On: Oct 03 2012 08:36:11 AM CDT
FRISCO, Colo. -

Copper Mountain has fired up the snowmaking machines as Colorado resorts prepare for the ski season.

Slope manager Mike Looney says temperatures have dropped low enough to ensure a good snow base.

According to the Summit Daily ( ), A-Basin, Loveland and Keystone Resort are awaiting lower temperatures.

Fiscal 2012 was a difficult one for the ski industry. Total skier visits dropped more than 12 percent at some resorts.