Forest Service Approves Keystone Snowcat Terrain

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SAM Magazine--Keystone, Colo., Feb. 4, 2004--The U.S. Forest Service approved a 577-acre terrain expansion for Keystone Resort yesterday, making the above-treeline Erickson Bowl and Little Bowl available for snowcat skiing operations. The resort's Keystone Adventure Tours (KAT) will begin operations within in the next few weeks.

"We are really excited to be able to offer a new product to our guests," said mountain operations director Chuck Tolton. KAT will operate two snowcats offering guided half-day ski tours ($65) in the new terrain along with a variety of daily, weather-dependent tours.

KAT will also provide a new snowcat shuttle service for Keystone's existing hike-to Outback terrain. Running every 15 minutes from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., the Outback Shuttle ($5 per ride) accesses the North and South Bowls of Keystone's Outback.

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