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‘Weird Foothill Guy’ wraps up season of skiing where no one would think to

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Courtesy Alex Kaufman
A type of ski that is no longer manufactured has allowed Alex Kaufman, of Golden, to become “the weird foothill guy.”

Alex Kaufman, of Golden, despises I-70 mountain traffic. Instead of downhill skiing at ritzy resorts or even scrappy ski areas, he finds parks and wildlands that are much closer. But skiing the urban outskirts requires special gear, and comes with its own risks.