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Skiers have to pass through a gate and several warning signs before going into the backcountry at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Rescues spike in backcountry near Steamboat Ski Area

Steamboat Ski Area recently has seen a rash of incidents where skiers have gone into the backcountry and needed to be rescued. A ski area spokesperson said Thursday that ski patrollers had been on rescues five days during the past week.

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