Skier Conor Crowley makes his way down a trail at Aspen Mountain in 2016. The resort is one that can be accessed by Alterra's new Ikon Pass. (Nathan Hahn, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Alterra expects to sell 250,000 Ikon Passes, Vail Resorts says Epic Pass sales are up

Analysts are watching sales by the two Colorado-based resort giants for clues about the health of the North American ski industry.

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Witnesses saw low-flying plane bank sharply before Broomfield crash that killed two, NTSB says

John Campbell, 58, and Tobias Campbell, 20, died in the crash. Both were from Erie.

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More Colorado ski areas — including Vail, Beaver Creek and Aspen — to open early for 2018-19 season

Ski conditions at Colorado's mountain resorts are the best they've been at this point in the season in years

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Three graphics that explain the 2018 election and Colorado’s political future

In the era of President Donald Trump, the GOP is seeing declines in key Colorado counties, a new analysis by The Colorado Sun shows