The majority of the front side of Emerald Mountain will be closed Monday through Wednesday to allow the City of Steamboat to continue to remove beetle kill trees from the area. During the closure, a helicopter will assist with tree removal. During the closure the Bluffs and Howelsen Meadows areas will be open up to Ricky’s Ridge Trail. Beall, Ridge, and Rotary trails will remain open on the back side of the mountain with no front side access. All other trails on Emerald, including Blackmere Drive will be closed. Please respect these closures for your safety.