Colorado ski resorts are praising members of congress for passing a bill they say will boost summer tourism, create jobs, and expand outdoor activities for families. Democratic senator Mark Udall sponsored the bill. It would clarify which activities are allowed on National Forest Lands. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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