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First Vail Resorts got into a fight with Vail’s town council. Now it’s tangling with Park City’s planning commission.

The rollercoaster ride continues for Vail Resorts. On the heels of reporting record season pass sales, skier traffic and revenues, the largest resort operator in North America again is grappling with a local community impacted by crowds.  For the second time in two months locals in one of the company’s resort communities — this time […]

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America’s chairlift savant finishes 22-year quest to ride every chairlift in the U.S.

JACKSON, WYO. – Peter Landsman fell in love with chairlifts when he first started skiing as a toddler in Washington.  He started documenting chairlifts — notes on length, age, capacity, with photographs — when he was 10, adding all the chairs from Crystal Mountain, Summit at Snoqualmie and Stevens Pass into a spreadsheet. Late last […]

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Busier-than-ever year for Grand Junction chairlift maker reveals strength of nation’s resort industry

GRAND JUNCTION — The welders are happy to show their boss the final piece of what’s been a two-year project. The massive steel structure is ready for shipping to finish off the multi-year construction of one of the largest gondolas in the country, stretching between two resort villages at California’s Palisades Tahoe ski area.  “Check […]