Record-breaking real estate frenzy is changing the culture of Colorado’s mountain towns as locals are priced out
More than $15 billion in property sales in 2020 in seven resort communities marks a 61% increase over 2019. Historic sales volume and sky-high prices are pushing locals out of mountain towns.
Ski patrollers at Breckenridge vote 43-42 to unionize
Summit County resort’s ski patrollers join United Professional Ski Patrols of America alongside first-responders at Vail Resorts’ Crested Butte, Park City in Utah and Stevens Pass in Washington.
Colorado ski areas aren’t talking about skier fatalities this season. So we asked coroners instead.
At least 11 skiers were killed in traumatic crashes during the 2020-21 season, according to 16 county coroners surveyed by The Colorado Sun.
Matriarch of Colorado outdoor volunteerism stepping down from “mothership of community stewardship”
Ann Baker Easley has served nearly 40 years growing and wrangling a network of volunteers across Colorado. She’s retiring from Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado as funds flow and volunteers waitlists grow.
Colorado mountain, resort communities are rebounding — and then some — from coronavirus-scarred 2020
Despite grim projections last spring, many of Colorado’s high-country resort communities saw waves of in-state visitors in the fall and early winter fill local coffers.
Lack of jurors prompts mistrial in Colorado case against snowboarders who triggered avalanche above I-70
Too few Summit County residents responded to jury summonses in a case against two snowboarders who captured video of an avalanche above the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels.
On Edge: In the wake of furloughs, closings, suicides, a Breckenridge businessman searches for balance
You don’t return to normal, or what passes for it, when kids in your town kill themselves, Dick Carleton says.
Coronavirus drives blistering sales of Colorado mountain homes, sets 2020 as historic high mark
Driven by high-end sales, real estate markets in Colorado’s resort communities have set records since July. Most resort towns saw sales through October surpass all sales in the record-setting 2019.
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
Coronavirus has cost Vail Resorts more than $200 million. So far.
North America’s largest resort operator posted a rare year-end loss, dragged down by early resort closures and a pandemic-slowed summer. But Epic Pass sales are pacing ahead of last year.
A busy summer is pulling Colorado’s resort communities out of the coronavirus downturn. But will it last?
Resorts communities got creative this summer with open main streets and socially-distanced events. Those opportunities aren’t possible in winter, leaving town leaders fretting about future business, especially if ski resorts aren’t operating like normal.
Eager to experience Colorado in a different way, a Boulder woman set life aside to forge a new trail across the state
Starting at the Oklahoma-Kansas-Colorado border and headed toward the state’s northwest corner, India Wood is more than halfway through her expedition. She wanted to see more than just the prettiest, most popular places.
Colorado offers $4.1 million to cities that use pavement for people, not cars, as part of coronavirus recovery
The new “Can Do Colorado” initiative offers grants for communities that expand dining, shopping and pedestrian access into common areas, including streets and parking lots
Internet service in western Colorado was so terrible that towns and counties built their own telecom
The new 481-mile rural Project Thor network is complete -- and run by a regional government council. It’s the opposite of what a state law intended 15 years ago
Our family has never spent this much time together as adults. Here’s what coronavirus has taught me.
Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus
This is how much Colorado’s mountain communities stand to lose without skiing, restaurants, bars and lodging
As mountain communities grind to close, coronavirus and economic worries turn to summer. “It’s time to show the world how tough we really are,” Telluride tourism chief says.
Entrepreneur buys Vail Mountain Lodge, Terra Bistro, Vail Athletic Club with plans to convert resort property to Gravity Haus Vail
Jim Deters is expanding his new “mountain country club” model for resort lodging to Vail and Winter Park only weeks after opening his first property in Breckenridge
Denver tech entrepreneur Jim Deters opening new-school “Rocky Mountain country club” hotel in Breckenridge
As more people are priced out of the mountain lifestyle, the cofounder of Galvanize looks to create a more accessible hotel experience
How the Breck Epic, one of the world’s toughest mountain bike races, found its future by staying true to its past
Ironman has come calling again, and this time offers a tie up that will give Breck Epic the structure to be free
Snowy winter boosts Colorado ski towns to record-breaking sales tax revenues
Ski resort communities are hopeful that the big bucks spent at local businesses will translate to investments in affordable housing and a year-round recreation market