New Ski Area?

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A man in Custer County is seeking permission from county officials to open a ski area near Bishop's Castle.

Terry Cook said his family used to run a rope tow in the area and he would like to install a chairlift. He has bought a double chairlift and slope groomer from Bogus Basin in Idaho.

The plan also calls for construction of a lodge that would house a small restaurant and ski rental operation.

He hopes to be open this winter.