Ski areas are already slashing capital spending for next year by half as the nation's 460 ski hills in 37 states line up for small business assistance. “When the ski industry sneezes, rural economies catch a bad cold,” says Dave Byrd with National Ski Areas Association
“Locals only” coronavirus closures of Colorado public land may not be legal. But mountain communities say it’s needed for safety.By Jason Blevins Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published
Early closure of ski resorts triggers “feeding frenzy” for uphill touring and backcountry ski equipmentBy Jason Blevins Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published
Gates shut at Rocky Mountain National Park, first Colorado park to close amid fears of coronavirus spreadBy Jason Blevins Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado’s governor advises going outdoors to ease coronavirus isolation. But take it easy, first responders plead.By Jason Blevins
Vail Resorts decides to end ski season at Vail, Keystone, Crested Butte, Beaver Creek; Loveland, Buttermilk also shut down
Vail Resorts decision could impact other Colorado ski areas that want to reopen
Colorado ski resorts remain open, but change chairlift rules and dining options to avoid coronavirus spread
Large gatherings have been banned in Colorado ski counties to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but lift lines aren’t included so resorts are still open while mountains across Europe and Asia close for the season
The Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Additions Act marks Gardner's first-ever wilderness bill for Colorado and would add more than 40,000 acres of wilderness in the San Luis Valley
Owners of Colorado’s first uphill backcountry ski area blend fun with education and safety as they test a business model they hope to replicate elsewhere
How loud is too loud? Telluride thrives on music festivals, but some locals want to turn down the volume
Complaints over noise divide the resort town of Telluride, where hosts of dozens of annual concerts now must submit sound-management plans.
A four-day mission took veterans across the Sneffels Range and through “Break-a-Bone Meadow” to help deal with their demons. “This can be a cathedral for people,” one vet said.
A southern Colorado town is dreaming of a revived ski hill in the wake of Texas investors’ big busts
A nonprofit foundation plans to open a single lift accessing 56 acres at the former Cuchara Valley ski area in southern Colorado, which closed in 2000 after a parade of failed investors
“This was new ground and we have learned a lot,” says resort leader Al Henceroth. A-Basin joined the Ikon Pass in a deal that limits days.