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October 3, 2023

Mountaintop Altiport: How a Tiny, Sloping Runway Provides Access to a Legendary Ski Resort

Ask a group of pilots to describe the most challenging airports they’ve ever experienced, and you’ll hear stories about airports around the world that present a wide variety of unique characteristics. From airports built on plateaus like Telluride, Colorado, to others on tiny scraps of land jutting out into the ocean like Saba in the Caribbean, short runways and unusual geography can make approaches and departures far more challenging than everyday airports.