Skiers make tracks at Vail Mountain on December 18, 2019. (Andy Colwell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Vail Resorts, Aspen, Steamboat, Winter Park and others shut down their ski areas in response to coronavirus

Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Co. announced the closure of more than 45 North American ski areas on Saturday. The two largest operators were followed by several other ski areas, including Aspen Snowmass, Telluride, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland and the 10th Mountain Hut Association.

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Colorado coronavirus deaths jump to 44 as confirmed cases surpass 2,000

Among the new deaths were three in El Paso County, which has now seen at least 10 people die from COVID-19

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Colorado’s mountain hospitals “in good shape” with absence of tourists

The reduction in patients has been attributed to the closure of ski areas, which are typically packed with spring break visitors this time of year

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“I have to stand on faith”: A Denver pastor is critically ill with coronavirus. His wife is also sick with the disease.

The Rev. Terrance "Big T" Hughes – co-pastor at New Covenant Christian Church/Alpha Omega Ministries Disciples of Christ in Denver – is critically ill with COVID-19.