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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."

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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.”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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“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

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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

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After dumping Epic, Arapahoe Basin finds new partner in Ikon Pass

“We think we are going to do better with this deal,” A-Basin boss Alan Henceroth says. But is it better for skiers?

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While others grumble over hordes of newcomers, Telluride embraces Epic Pass skiers

Locals lament crowds of Ikon Pass skiers at some resorts, but Telluride bosses say it's the locals -- not Epic Pass customers -- who are skiing more days than ever

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Vail’s new Epic day pass lowers pre-purchased lift tickets to as low as $89

The latest salvo in Epic-versus-Ikon season pass brawl targets occasional skiers who balk at $200-plus lift tickets

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What really led A-Basin to quit the Epic Pass cash cow? “Parking is our pinch point.”

Resort revenues doubled in the decade Arapahoe Basin was part of the Epic Pass, but parking problems outweigh the benefits of cash flow

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Crested Butte may be the gem in Vail Resorts’ portfolio, but its lifts must be fixed before it can shine

Figuring out where Crested Butte fits into Vail’s quiver of resorts is as challenging as the skiing. “It stands out. And that’s a very good thing.”

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