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Hopes spring eternal for Pikes Peak skiing

Published On: Nov 12 2012 08:53:00 AM CST
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Developers are still hoping to resurrect skiing on Pikes Peak west of Colorado Springs.
    
John Ball, a Boulder County telecommunications executive, is hoping to raise money and get permission from regulators to bring back skiing after three decades.
    
Ball established a limited liability company in 2007 and hopes to raise $50 million.
    
According to the Boulder Daily Camera (http://tinyurl.com/aarhh3p ), environmentalists are worried about damaging the iconic mountain which served as the inspiration for the time-honored song, "America the Beautiful."
    
A former property owner previously set up six ski runs by hand cutting his own trails.

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