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One of the stickier points in managing the spread of COVID-19 in Colorado’s resort towns involves what to do when a guest falls ill during their stay and can’t leave.
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Hundreds of international workers at Colorado ski resorts are in limbo as countries close borders, airlines cancel flights
“It’s not that we want to stay. We just can’t leave,” says a ski instructor from Argentina who is among hundreds of J-1 and H-2B visa workers trapped in resort towns unable to get home.
Early closure of ski resorts triggers “feeding frenzy” for uphill touring and backcountry ski equipment
Vail Resorts put the brakes on use of its mountains for skiers seeking turns without lifts, but independent backcountry ski shops across the state are reporting record sales.
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
A Pitkin County judge says Derek Johnson’s crimes -- including stealing and reselling skis for more than $3 million over 12 years -- dwarfs other embezzlement cases in the ritzy community.
Jake Burton Carpenter, a snowboarder first and foremost, leaves Colorado legacy of community and persistence
Colorado ski resorts lined up against snowboarding even after Jake Burton Carpenter persuaded Berthoud Pass to open to athletes "surfing" the snow in 1978.
“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’s rivers are starting to swell — but there are still feet of snow left to melt in the high country
Snowpack levels in some of the state’s river basins remain at about 50% of their peak. A man was killed rafting the Eagle River last week.
Hunger for uphill ski land has resorts, Forest Service looking at acres unused inside existing ski permits
Bluebird Backcountry, on the hunt for a home for its chairlift-free ski area, is exploring using thousands of ungroomed acres inside ski area boundaries
Aspen stakes claim as the premier human-powered playground as skiers ditch lifts and traffic to walk uphill
“Alpine skiers are getting bored," said Erik Lambert, a businessman searching for a mountain to anchor an all-uphill resort. "They are sick of crowds. They are sick of traffic. I think people are ready for a cultural shift.”