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Up in the town of Winter Park, however, residents still remember the string of development projects that have been snowed under at the ski area, including one fanciful plan to build a gondola from the resort to the town and another futuristic proposal to allow skiers to glide underneath the railroad tracks that straddle the ski slopes. That leads Grand County Attorney Jack DiCola to wonder whether the high-end European village to which the WPRA has hitched Denver's star will ever be built at all.

"So many things have been proposed, and not much has happened," says DiCola. "I guess I'll believe it when I see it."

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