Sunday, June 19, 2005

Freestyle Center Headed to Steamboat

When Ken and Linda Sawyer announced more than two years ago that they planned to build a state-of-the-art freestyle ski training center at Keystone, most of Summit County rejoiced.

Times have changed. The freestyle center is now on its way to Steamboat Springs.

Many months of negotiations and planning the bring the Freestyle Center to Keystone ended when talks broke down in December. Vail Resorts and the Sawyers could not come to terms on what level of insurance would be enough to provide adequate protection.

The former Keystone Tennis Center now sits full of training equipment, with no one allowed to use it.

Last Tuesday, a Denver moving company took the bulk of the equipment to Steamboat, where it will be stored at the Lowell Whiteman ski academy until a permanent home is found.

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