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By Rob Holtzinger
The Times 

Ski Bluewood Season is Going Strong


February 28, 2019

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"The Tube" is a welcome replacement to the former Platter Pull, and a great way for beginners to get up the Bunny Hill.

Resort employs 160 people during ski season

COLUMBIA COUNTY – An early Tuesday morning interview with Ski Bluewood General Manager Kim Clarke found the leader working on parking lot preparations for Wednesday. This is nothing unusual.

"Being a small resort, everybody pitches in everywhere, whether it be Ski School, food service or snow removal," Clarke said.

Although small, relative to major resorts, Ski Bluewood employs about 160 people full and part time during the winter ski months. That staff leans down to seven during the summer months.

"Snow removal is always ongoing in-season, th...

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