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Epic crowds are colliding with epic labor shortages at ski areas
As a record number of pass holders arrive at Vail Resorts ski areas, a critical labor shortage and quarantined workers has delayed terrain openings and cut services, spurring a backlash among workers and local skiers.
Busier-than-ever year for Grand Junction chairlift maker reveals strength of nation’s resort industry
Ski resorts big and small are ordering new chairlifts, marking a record year for Grand Junction’s Leitner Poma
Snow may not be piling up at Colorado ski resorts this season, but anxiety sure is
Coronavirus is still a worry, but now ski hill operators must wrestle with too few workers and not enough places to house the ones they’ve hired
Colorado ski resorts are in an uphill battle for workers amid the historic labor shortage
Ski areas are reaching out to locals, relying on visa programs and retooling jobs as they search for hundreds of workers in communities enduring critical housing and labor shortages.
Powdr’s Fast Tracks offers $49+ chance to skip the lift line at Copper Mountain, triggering a skier backlash
Even a U.S. senator is calling on Powdr to kill the program
Alterra Mountain Co. sues insurance company over $200 million in denied coronavirus losses claims
Ski resort operator says Lexington Insurance paid virus claims in 2015 and 2018 but denied $200 million in 2020 COVID damage "simply because the claim is large."
Colorado ski resort operators turbo-charged technology last season, and many of the upgrades are here to stay
"COVID accelerated everything,” one ski resort operator says. “We took a multiyear process and did it in like five months.”
Ski patroller unions set to grow in Colorado’s consolidating resort industry
Ski patrollers at Keystone, Breckenridge and Big Sky plan votes to join six other ski area unions as labor advocates predict a revival of collective bargaining for resort workers
Colorado resorts expect next ski season to be pretty normal, but some coronavirus changes may stick around
Vail Resorts chief Rob Katz on Friday told passholders that the company is not planning to use its reservation system in the 2021-22 season
Eager early-season crowds are helping Colorado ski resorts fine tune operations before the holiday crush
Ski areas are tweaking traffic flow, adjusting lift line mazes, revisiting uphill policies and repositioning workers as they adjust operating plans in the first few weeks of the strangest ski season ever
Ski resorts push lift-ticket seller Liftopia toward bankruptcy, revealing deep impacts of coronavirus closures
Aspen Skiing Co., Alterra Mountain Co., Arapahoe Basin and others say they’re owed more than $2 million after the coronavirus ended the season early
Vail Resorts will credit up to 80% of unused Epic passes value to 2020-21 pass
Under pressure from skiers who bought expensive passes intending to use them in the spring, Vail also rolled out new pass insurance that covers calamities, including coronavirus-related shutdowns.
The day skiing died: Inside the historic day coronavirus forced Colorado’s ski industry to shutter
Resorts wanted one more day to close since the shutdown happened as visitors from all over the country were flocking to Colorado for spring break. Gov. Polis said waiting would have led to more infections.
Arapahoe Basin’s effort to avoid overcrowding by leaving the Epic Pass may be working too well
“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.
Veteran resort operator proposes to lead Granby Ranch out of chaos
Andy Wirth, a former executive at Steamboat Springs, Intrawest and Squaw Alpine, is vying to manage skiing and golf at Granby Ranch as the resort's owner navigates foreclosure
Ski Cooper’s expanded expert terrain, financial vibrancy reveal model for nonprofit ski area management
Think of Ski Cooper as the craft-beer of Colorado's ski industry, said Dan Torsell, the area's general manager
Indoor skiing is one entrepreneur’s bet on how to diversify and grow skiing and snowboarding
Indoor skiing ventures in the U.S. have failed before ever being built, but Big Snow Resort — a 1,000-foot slope inside a New Jersey mall — is seeing thousands of skiers a day and turning curious city folks into downhill diehards.
As ski pass wars heat up, U.S. Forest Service curtails public ski area land fee disclosures
Now, the Forest Service will only share aggregated permit fee information for the ski areas in the White River National Forest. No individual permit fees are being shared on a forest, state, region or national level.
“The industry as we have known it no longer exists”: A former Colorado ski area executive peels back the curtain
Chris Diamond’s new book, “Ski Inc. 2020,” is a study of the ever-shifting ski resort industry
Colorado liftmaker Leitner-Poma entering boom as ski industry battles heat up and cities seek to innovate
Massive investments in resort infrastructure are one part of the surge, but the Grand Junction-based company also sees a future in solving urban traffic problems with its gondola systems