By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 10 months ago August 14, 2023

WATCH: How Vail Pass & I-70 Was Built

Roads have a particular shape that Earth often does not. This creates planning and engineering headaches in certain regions of the world, a case in point being Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Engineers originally thought it was impossible to create an interstate highway west of Denver until years of research and planning led to the construction of the Eisenhower Tunnel, Vail Pass, and the I-70 mountain corridor.

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Sam Collentine


Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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