Utah Wilderness News, April 21, 2010

Not the powder days they want: Dust spells trouble for Colorado skiers

“As a skier, Auden Schendler sums it up with pragmatic simplicity.

“You can’t wax for dirt,” he says.

As the Aspen/Snowmass director of community and environmental
responsibility, Schendler’s concerns for the disconcerting dust and
dirt layers that have blanketed the slopes of his local ski areas along
with mountains throughout the state this spring are considerably more
comprehensive. And like so many observers of the reddish-brown dust
layers that seem to be playing a more prominent — if not permanent —
role in Colorado’s precious spring snowpack, he has more questions than
answers.” Read more–Denver Post